Organ and Tissue Surgical Coordinator
- Based out of Springfield, IL satellite office
- Full-time (Non-Exempt)
This position is responsible for supporting Gift of Hope’s mission and vision and adhering to its values in carrying out the following tissue recovery, organ recovery and administrative responsibilities:
Tissue Recovery Responsibilities
- Acts as leader of the tissue recovery team on each assigned case.
- Organizes and performs all aspects of deceased donor bone and tissue procurement, including:
- Initial donor screening/dispatch information
- Physical assessment of donor for high risk behaviors
- Medical record review
- Completion of donor charts
- Aseptic recovery of authorized tissue
- Collection of donor blood samples
- Packaging and labeling of tissue
- Uses surgical instruments, such as scalpels and saws, to recover authorized donor tissue.
- Contacts hospitals, tissue processors, coroners, medical examiners and funeral home staff to arrange logistics, OR time, etc.
- Consults with Administrator on Call for guidance on non-routine cases.
- Ships donor tissue to the processing facility according to established procedures.
- Routes all required laboratory specimens to the appropriate locations for testing.
- Collects, reviews and document chart information; maintains all necessary data on donors for effective document quality control.
- Ensures that rigid quality control standards are closely followed by procurement team.
- Participates in the inventory of tissue recovery supplies.
- Provides professional education about organ and tissue donation to hospital staff, coroners and funeral directors as requested.
- Acts as preceptor to new employees as assigned.
- Travels to Gift of Hope’s Itasca headquarters 2-3 times per month to participate in training and/or complete donor charts.
Organ Recovery Responsibilities
- Performs initial and follow-up on-site evaluation of potential organ cases.
- Reviews hospital charts and current records of potential donors.
- Assesses medical status and determined organ donor potential per Gift of Hope criteria in conjunction with the Administrator on Call and/or Gift of Hope Medical Director.
- Documents findings and follow-up plans in hospital charts and communicates them to hospital staff while on site.
- Communicates pertinent information to Medical Director (if necessary), Donor Resource Center and Administrator on Call.
- Completes all paperwork related to on-site organ referrals.
- Asks potential organ donor families to authorize organ and/or tissue donation.
- Participates in public awareness events designed to promote organ awareness.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will have a high school degree with EMT or ORT certification and be available to work a 24-hour on-call schedule 18 days per month.
- Checks and responds to all voicemail and e-mail timely.
- Attends and participates in departmental and organizational meetings to review organ and tissue activities and strategies.
- Completes all case documentation timely.