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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.

 Administrative Responsibilities

  • 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.
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.

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Open Positions


Organ and Tissue Surgical Coordinator
Organ Recovery Coordinator
Tissue Recovery Coordinator
Tissue Recovery Technician


Community Affairs Specialist

*All positions listed are at Gift of Hope’s Itasca office unless otherwise noted.

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Headquarters: 425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143
Chicago Office: 2600 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 416, Chicago, IL 60616
Springfield Office: 2401 Memphis Drive, Springfield, IL 62702

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