Organ Recovery Coordinator
Job Details
Anchorage - Anchorage, AK
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Road Warrior

The Organ Recovery Coordinator I (ORC I) position involves the fulfillment of both on-call responsibilities and office time related to identification, evaluation, management, and coordination of donor activity and all related documentation.


General Responsibilities:

  • Takes 24 hour call to be available for activity associated with organ donation. 
  • Receives and screens potential organ donor referrals.
  • Provides family support to donors and potential donors.
  • Obtains authorization or disclosure with first person authorization and conducts a uniform donor risk assessment questionnaire (UDRAI) with appropriate surrogate of the potential organ donor. 
  • Performs physical assessments and conducts donor management.
  • Accountable for accurate and timely allocation of organs. 
  • Assists in perfusion, preservation, packaging, and distribution of donated organs.
  • Responsible for follow-up activities related to the donation process. 
  • Establishes on-going proactive relationships with various entities related to donation, i.e., other Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) personnel, transplant personnel, hospital personnel, physicians and surgeons, laboratory personnel to increase awareness and acceptance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
  • Completes office responsibilities as assigned. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of the donation and transplantation industry.


Admin and Quality Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of donor chart review including closure of Potential Transplant Recipient reports (PTR) and other chart related activities. 
  • Participate in timely resolution of non-conformance investigations and development of appropriate corrective and preventative actions. 
  • Submit appropriate documentation for all training events attended
  • Each month by the prescribed due date, complete and submit a reconciliation of business expenses charged on your corporate VISA card.  Follow-up on any issues in a timely manner.
  • Every two weeks by the prescribed due date, complete a timesheet that accurately reflects additional pay units earned during the period.


Collaborative Responsibilities

  • Observes and participates as clinical resource for the Hospital Development Department which includes giving presentations to various groups.  
  • Ensures effective communication and collaboration with clinical and hospital development staff, management, and senior leadership.


Training Responsibilities

  • Assists with training of new Organ Recovery Coordinators, Clinical Responders, and Clinical Communications Coordinators (i.e. managing referrals or point of contact). 

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

  • Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and reliability are paramount in all we do.
  • Collaboration: We strive to work in partnership with others, internally and externally, and to find common ground and shared goals to build upon together.
  • Service: We honor our obligation to be good stewards of the gift of life and our commitment to serve others as we carry out our mission.
  • Courage: We stand up for what is right and our decisions and actions always support our mission.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with previous ORC experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Paramedic/EMT or prior experience working as an organ recovery coordinator in another OPO.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification.
  • Coordinators must obtain their CPTC within 24 months of hire date.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Five years of recent experience in critical care preferred.
  • This individual must demonstrate operating knowledge of computers with a demonstrable, immediate level skill (at a minimum) with Outlook, Word, Excel and other comparable software programs.

Based on considerations of various state requirements within our service area, Organ Procurement Organization industry practices, our hospital and community partner requirements, and our commitment to the safety of our people and communities, LifeCenter Northwest has made the decision to require members of our workforce to be fully vaccinated and have a booster shot for COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination, or applicable medical or religious exemption will be required as a condition of employment upon offer. Start dates will be adjusted for those needing to complete the vaccination series.

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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