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Organ Procurement Coordinator

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


Responsible for the evaluation, management, and coordination of organ donor activities to maximize organ placement and recovery in accordance with the Mission of the organization.



  1. Maintains an on-call schedule of approximately twelve to fifteen 24-hour call days per month (50% call). Additionally, possess the ability to spend an average of 16 hours per week in the MTN office performing various follow-up activities.
  2. Evaluates medical suitability of potential organ and/or tissue donors, utilizing information from medical records, history and physical examination, and current health status.
  3. Professionally collaborates with hospital’s medical staff to assess the clinical status of the potential organ and/or tissue donor and directs the clinical management of the authorized organ and/or tissue donor.
  4. Competently manages clinical hemodynamic stability of the donor patient and appropriately seeks consultation with AOC/Intensivist on call/Medical Director
  5. Requests and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests needed for evaluation of suitability and clinical management of potential organ and/or tissue donors.
  6. Ability to utilize Point of Care testing for performing laboratory testing on donor patients.
  7. Independently operates and trouble shoots all clinical equipment in MTN’s Donor Care Unit (DCU), including ventilators, monitors, IV pumps, X-ray, CT machine including IV contrast, etc.
  8. When caring for donor patients in the DCU, responsible for all aspects of donor care, including ventilator management, medication calculation and preparation, IV fluid and medication administration, blood administration, turning, bathing and other standard ICU patient care.
  9. Performs donor patient care procedures including art line insertion and Central line insertion utilizing sterile and clean techniques.
  10. May perform additional procedures such as bronchoscopy after competency is established.
  11. Timely and accurately documents all donor management and procedures in True North and Donor Net.
  12. Works closely with the Hospital and Family Services Coordinator in offering potential donor families the option of donation in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
  13. Provides informed authorization in accordance with state law and established MTN policies and procedures.
  14. Conducts all aspects of the donation process in compliance with established federal and state laws, AOPO and AATB standards, UNOS and FDA guidelines, CDC and MTN policies.
  15. Collaborates with the Donation Services Department staff to facilitate all aspects of the organ/tissue donation process, to include communications regarding organ/tissue suitability.
  16. Leads coordination of transportation and other logistics for local and outside recovery programs, in preparation for operative phase of recovery.
  17. Coordinates with MTN Preservation Specialists to facilitate all aspects of the organ/tissue recovery process.
  18. Maintains donor stability in the OR while serving as the Head of Bed (HOB) specialist.


  1. Responsible for the clinical management and stabilization of the donor patient throughout the recovery procedure
  2. Provides respiratory and hemodynamic support utilizing MTN donor management guidelines, while collaborating with recovery surgeons present for the organ recovery.


  1. Completes donor case follow-up and required quality assurance responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.
  2. Maintains compliance with documentation practices and MTN Policies and Procedures.
  3. Provides clinical education in conjunction with Hospital Services personnel as necessary.



  1. Undergraduate degree in health sciences or equivalent field of study and professional clinical work experience required. NREMT-P Certification with four years of Clinical OPO experience, RRT licensure with minimum of six years critical care experience or RN licensure with minimum of four years critical care experience required.
  2. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and participate in 24-hour call. Must be available on non-call days during normal business hours. Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  7. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.
  8. OSHA Category I Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties. Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  9. 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 to complying 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.