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Organ Procurement DCU Clinical Specialist

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


Organ Procurement DCU Clinical Specialist serves as clinical specialist within MTN’s Donor Care Unit. Provides ongoing skill training and development of Organ Procurement staff. Works with MTN Clinical Leadership to ensure day to day oversight of DCU supplies and equipment. Serves as a role model for MTN Behavioral Competencies.



1. Responds to DCU for support during organ donor admission and throughout the donation process during on-call schedule and as needed pending organ donor activity.
2. Maintains proficiency and performs procedures in the DCU (bronchoscopy, line placement, echocardiogram) and others as needed for case activity.
3. Serves as clinical expert with utilization/trouble shooting of DCU equipment.
4. Serves as head of bed care during the organ donor recovery.
5. Performs frozen section slide preparation and participates in pathology call schedule.
6. Participates in training and development of new clinical staff under the direction of Organ Procurement Leadership and in collaboration with the Organ Procurement Clinical Educator when staff are working in the DCU.
7. Demonstrates proficient knowledge and skill to facilitate a case from authorization to recovery.


1. In collaboration with Administrator on Call (AOC), serves as clinical resource to Organ Procurement staff during donor referral assessment and case management, providing onsite or phone assistance as needed.
2. In collaboration with MTN Intensivist, serves as resource for donor management recommendations.
3. Reviews documentation in TrueNorth and UNET, prior to allocation.
4. Reviews match runs with organ procurement transplant coordinator and renal placement coordinator and assists with guidance during the allocation p process.


1. Participates in monthly CSS/AOC schedule.
2. Participates in all aspects of the donation process in periods of high activity, short staffing or as otherwise needed.
3. Assists with documentation compliance annual audit/in collaboration with Quality and Education Departments.
4. Performs daily assessment of DCU, identifying needs and ensuring ready for donor care at any time.
5. In collaboration with OP Leadership and RSCC, ensures meds, supplies and equipment are stocked at all times, including tracking of expiration dates.
6. In collaboration with Biomedical Engineer, ensures required QC and equipment maintenance is achieved.
7. In collaboration with OP Leadership, update MTN SOPs with changes specific to DCU.



1. RN or PA licensure required. Advanced degree or certification strongly preferred.
4+ years’ experience as an OPC II or higher or combination of experience and education providing equivalent knowledge required.
3. Ability to obtain CPTC Certification.
4. Participates in 50% call schedule.
5. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy. Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines. Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
6. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills.
7. Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to speak and communicate clearly and accurately to convey information to MTN stakeholders in person or by phone; written documentation of relevant information in a professional manner.
8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
9. Possess the ability to operate telephones, computers, and surgical equipment.
10. OSHA Category I Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties. Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
11. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.


Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed tocomplying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission.