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Director, Organ Procurement

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


Responsible for the oversight and management of all matters related to the clinical management of organs for transplantation. Leads the Organ Procurement Transplant Coordinator team in planning and executing programs which maximize the number and quality of organs recovered, in collaboration with the Sr. Director, Organ Procurement.  Simultaneously, the Director, Organ Procurement plays an active role in fostering an organizational culture, which is based on collaboration, support, and constructive feedback. 



  1. Provides creative, organized and purposeful leadership necessary to direct development so that organizational objectives and overall department goals are successfully addressed.
  2. Manages assigned staff toward accomplishment of MTN’s Mission, including employee selection, scheduling and job assignment; training and development; counseling and coaching; appraisal and recognition; and recommending salary, promotional and disciplinary actions in accordance with existing policies and procedures.
  3. Provides information and interacts with the MTN Leadership team and key outside contacts on clinical issues to maintain a high level of service and support.
  4. Works with the Sr. Director, Organ Procurement, to provide the executive staff with direction and input from a clinical perspective, in order to develop and implement solutions to MTN’s goals.
  5. Collaborates with other key leaders (Hospital Services, Family Services, Satellites, Tissue) to ensure the mission of donation is maximized.
  6. Supports a team environment and integrated approaches within the procurement department and throughout MTN to achieve common goals.
  7. Promotes the Mission and goals of MTN by participating in associations and programs aimed at maximizing the organ recovery and transplantation process.
  8. Actively fosters collaborative relationships with key hospital, transplant, AOPO and other OPO staff members to ensure effective communication and workflow throughout the donation process.
  9. Participates as a member of the Critical Care Committee and the Transplantation Community of Practice Committee to advance organ procurement practices and maximize transplantation.
  10. Regularly monitors and identifies situations where processes need to be reviewed and revised, working collaboratively with the CCO, Sr. Director, Medical Director(s) and other members of Organ Procurement leadership.
  11. Charged with driving success and growth as it relates to the clinical management and care of the organ donor, in coordination with the Strategic Plan.
  12. In conjunction with the CCO and Sr. Director Organ Procurement, ensures MTN regulatory (CMS, OPTN, AOPO) needs are met as it relates to data accuracy and submission deadlines.
  13. Fosters relationships with donor hospital physicians responsible for the care of critically ill patients.
  14. Participates in research studies when appropriate, which enhance or improve the donation process and maximize the number of organs recovered and transplanted.


  1. Directs the implementation of an effective organ procurement program with area hospitals to maximize the number and quality of organs recovered and transplanted.
  2. Ensures timely and effective development, revision, and execution of clinical protocols to continuously improve work practices and maximize the number of organs transplanted.
  3. Collaboratively, with the Sr. Director, Organ Procurement, oversees clinical activities and processes within the Donor Care and Surgical Recovery Unit.
  4. Works collaboratively with the OP Clinical Educator to assess training and education needs of assigned staff and ensures identified educational programs are carried out.
  5. Participates in administrative call to ensure efficient operation of donation activities.
  6. Ensures compliance with established quality assurance standards as well as local, state and federal regulations relating to organ procurement to demonstrate commitment to quality.



  1. Undergraduate degree in health sciences or equivalent required. RN licensure required.  Advanced degree preferred.  Previous organ procurement experience preferred.  Five years of healthcare leadership experience required.
  2. Ability to obtain CPTC certification. 
  3. Proven ability to lead a team, coordinate internal and external resources and achieve measurable results against goals.
  4. Strong organizational, problem analysis and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate peers and achieve cooperation.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Demonstrated strong leadership abilities, including experience in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams.
  7. Microsoft office proficiency required.
  8. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and participate in 24-hour call.  Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  9. 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.
  10. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  11. Possess manual dexterity sufficient to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.
  12. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  13. OSHA Category II – Occasional exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  14. Ability to hear at normal audio levels of speaking whether in person or over the phone.
  15. Vision correctable to 20/40 to read patient charts.
  16. 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.