Organ Recovery Coordinator
Job Details
Spokane - Spokane, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Road Warrior
Any
Health Care
Description

The Organ Recovery Coordinator I (ORC) supports the mission, goals, and strategic plan of LifeCenter Northwest by evaluating potential organ donor referrals, maximizing the medical management of organ donors, allocating donated organs, and for overseeing and coordinating, all aspects of the donation process and procurement process in collaboration with  the administrator on call (AOC), donation and family advocate (DFA), hospital development, healthcare team, transplant programs and medical director/advisor as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Response to ventilated referrals
    1. Outcome: All ventilated referral calls will receive a timely and appropriate response.
    2. Assessment: The ORC uses training, experience, and knowledge in order to evaluate suitability for organ donation, as well as communicating with partnering agencies to determine tissue and eye donation for all ventilated referrals.
    3. Intervention: The ORC successfully completes all components in response to ventilated referrals as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Organ donor suitability
    1. Outcome: The ORC identifies all suitable organ donors.
    2. Assessment: The ORC uses training, experience, and knowledge in the identification of suitable organ donors.
    3. Intervention: The ORC successfully completes all components to identify organ donor suitability as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Family Interactions and authorization/disclosure
    1. Outcome: The ORC ensures that the utmost care and support is being given to potential donor families and that the legal decision-maker is communicated within an optimal manner to make the donation decision based on complete information provided.
    2. Assessment: The ORC works in conjunction with the DFA and hospital staff to evaluate family dynamics. The ORC/DFA identifies the legal decision maker and assesses their understanding of the potential donor’s medical status, terminal condition, and impending neurological or circulatory death.
    3. Intervention: The ORC successfully completes all components to family interactions and authorization/disclosure as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Clinical and regulatory requirements and documentation
    1. Outcome: All medical and legal requirements will be met prior to organ recovery.
    2. Assessment: The ORC demonstrates an understanding of the legal and hospital requirements for death declaration, verifies death has been declared with all requirements for organ donation and obtains Medical Examiner/Coroner release for donation.
    3. Interventions: The ORC successfully completes all components of clinical and regulatory requirements and documentation as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Donor management
    1. Outcome: Organ function will be preserved and maximized through clinical intervention in accordance with established Clinical Practice Guidelines and uses the Donor Management Goals to focus balanced resuscitation efforts to achieve optimal organ function and maximize the number of organs transplanted. All suitable organs will be recovered for transplantation.
    2. Assessment: The ORC conducts a through chart review and determines medical suitability in conjunction with other clinical personnel, including history of present illness and past medical history, the presence of past or present malignancies, labs and diagnostics, and all surgical interventions/treatments.
    3. Intervention: The ORC successfully completes all components of donor management as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Organ allocation
    1. Outcome: Ensures that all donated organs are allocated in an efficient, equitable, and timely manner in accordance with LifeCenter and OPTN/UNOS policies.
    2. Assessment: The ORC understands and accurately enters data meeting the UNOS minimum criteria and executes a Potential Transplant Recipient (PTR) list.
    3. Interventions: The ORC successfully completes all components of organ allocation as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Organ recovery
    1. Outcome: Organ utilization is maximized while meeting all LCNW, donor hospital, and UNOS policies and relevant regulations.
    2. Assessment: The ORC ensures that authorized organs are recovered in collaboration with all stakeholders, overseeing organ recovery and preservation in the operating room.
    3. Intervention: The ORC successfully completes all components of organ recovery as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Organ Preservation and Packaging
    1. Outcome: Organs will be preserved for optimal transplantation outcomes.
    2. Assessment: The ORC ensures the preservation and packaging process meets all requirements per LCNW and UNOS policies.
    3. Interventions: The ORC successfully completes all components of organ preservation and packaging as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Chart Completion
    1. Outcome: Donation records will be completed and maintained according to LifeCenter policy and procedures and relevant regulations.
    2. Assessment: The ORC accurately completes donor records in the assigned timeframe.
    3. Interventions: The ORC successfully completes all components of chart completion as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

 

  1. Interdepartmental Collaboration
    1. Outcome: Cohesion exists between departments to positively impact the donation community.
    2. Assessment: The ORC maintains the highest standards of professional conduct and interpersonal relationship development; promoting a positive and collaborative work environment.
    3. Interventions: The ORC successfully completes all components of interdepartmental collaboration as outlined in the ORC task expectations.

Supervision

  • This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.  
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members.
  • Demonstrates care, courtesy, and concern in all interactions.
  • Provides culturally sensitive care including consideration for diverse cultures, ethnicity, language, community, and beliefs.
  • Ability to multitask is crucial.
  • Must demonstrate operating knowledge of computers with a demonstrable, basic level skill (at minimum) with Outlook, Word, Excel and other comparable software programs.
  • Must be willing to work in office and hospital setting, where exposure to bio-hazardous materials could occur.

 

BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS

The employee in this position must uphold the core values of LifeCenter; these include:

  • Integrity: We are trustworthy, reliable, respectful, and accountable.
  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with others, seeking to understand and be understood, and finding common ground and shared goals to build upon together.
  • Courage: We take personal responsibility and face challenges head-on.
  • Service: Through professionalism and dedication, we honor our commitment to serve others and our obligation to be good stewards of the gift of life.

 

 

Physical Activities/Requirements

  • This position requires on-call responsibilities, must be able to work up to seven consecutive days on-call.
  • Travel is essential to this position; consequently, the employee must be prepared to travel by automobile and aircraft within and outside the LifeCenter Northwest service area.
  • Must prepare daily, with all the necessary supplies, to perform and complete organ donor cases when on call.
  • This position is required to follow hospital immunization, health screening, and background check requirements. Immunizations and tests will be provided by LifeCenter Northwest as required.
  • The employee is required to lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.

 

ANTICIPATED WEEKLY TIME COMMITMENT

This position requires on-call availability, evening, weekend work, and may have to work extended shifts in a medical setting. Some duties are required to be completed during off call time.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Five years of experience in emergency or critical care and ACLS mandatory.
  • Bachelor’s degree with previous ORC experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • ORCs must obtain their CPTC within two years of hire date.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and access to an insured automobile or the ability to arrive and depart from work and work related functions at expected times.

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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