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The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) is currently seeking a full time Donor Management Coordinator 2 (Night Shift 8PM - 8AM). The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the following:
- Responds on-site to potential donor referrals called in to LAORA service in all Donor Service Area Hospitals as soon as possible within the confines of: Dade, Monroe, Broward, Collier, Palm Beach, St. Lucie counties and the Common Wealth of the Bahamas.
- Communicates with the AOC on all donor and referral activity to evaluate donation suitability based on information collected from the patient's hospital chart, current health status, dialogue with hospital staff, and physical examination.
- Performs an independent assessment of potential donor referrals to ensure referral meets medical criteria for organ donation, e.g., evaluate suitability and appropriateness of organ donation.
- Requests and interprets laboratory and diagnostic procedures needed for evaluation of suitability and clinical management of potential donors.
- Formulates donor maintenance plan in collaboration with AOC and LAORA Medical Director to preserve transplantable organs on the basis of available clinical knowledge.
- Collaborates, coordinates, and implements donor maintenance plan with hospital personnel upon brain death pronouncement.
- Reports pertinent clinical information that may be relevant to donation process and recipient centers to AOC and/or LAORA Medical Director in a timely manner.
- Ensure organs for transplantation are appropriately preserved from the time of Brain Death and/or authorization is obtained in accordance with donor management protocols and Florida Statutes.
- Participates and Coordinates Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) in collaboration with hospital faculty and staff. Donation after Circulatory Death cases may occur when the family has accepted the patient's irreversible condition and requests their loved one has life sustaining measures discontinued. In the event these patient meets specified neurologic criteria, they can be evaluated for organ donation.
- On-call duties for Donor Management Coordinators are on a rotation basis which consists of 24 hours shifts. On-call responsibilities may be defined as First on-call, Second on-call, etc. which will serve to respond to clinical activity in that order unless otherwise designated by AOC. Schedule subject to change based on organizational needs.
- Demonstrates advanced proficiency with patient assessment, Pharmacology, ventilator/respiratory care, clinically significant medical ailments, disease process, infection control, etc.
- Acts as clinical support resource to Designated Requestor/Referral Responder/DMC I as needed.
- Coordinates with hospital personnel and clergy to obtain informed authorization for organ and tissue donation from the potential donor's family. This authorization process is undertaken in communication with AOC and LAORA Designated Requestor (if available) in accordance with Florida Law and established LAORA policies.
- Attends 75% of all clinical and general staff meetings held on a monthly basis to maintain current knowledge of LAORA Policy and Procedures.
- Maintains IT proficiency in order to comply with on-site field data entry and electronic donor information record as needed.
- Communicates with appropriate Medical Examiner on all cases to obtain permission for organ donation once it has been established the patient meets criteria.
- Ensures that legal/regulatory requirements and medical standards of practice are met in the process of pursuing organs and/or tissues.
- Communicates and coordinates with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and other transplant centers in the US for placement of organs in collaboration with the Organ Allocation Center.
- Makes transportation arrangements for organs and recovery teams to the transplant center of destination if/when the Organ Allocation Center is unavailable.
- Maintains daily log of activities on electronic spreadsheet for cost allocation and QA purposes which must be submitted within 24 hours of completion of shift.
- Documents clinical potential donor information in the patient's chart in accordance with medical standards of practice and LAORA QA policies and procedures.
- Enforce standards established by regulatory agencies in all aspects of interactions with hospital staff and during the donation process.
- Complete the donor electronic medical record; this consists of gathering required information necessary for the Organ Allocation Center to run the potential match run list. Allocate organs if/when the Organ Allocation Center is unavailable..
- Performs donor chart audits for QA department in 72 hours with identified corrections complete within 48 hours.
- Assist LAORA Designator Requestor Staff to provide support to grief-stricken families of potential organ donors, as well as enlist LAORA Donor family After-Care Program as a resource for Donor families post donation (if applicable)
- Collaborates with Hospital Services Department to educate and provide organ procurement in-services in donor hospital to professionals, e.g., neurosurgeons, trauma physicians, ICU nurses. Develop and maintain working relationships with Donor Service Area hospital personnel for the promotion of organ donation and procurement.
- Assists Community Affairs Departments in the coordination, planning, and implementation of educational packages to promote organ donation among the public.
- Participate in referring physician, hospital staff, and medical community education as it relates to organ donor awareness and clinical support.
- Participate in seminars and workshops as needed to maintain licensure and clinical knowledge.
- Must attend all educational opportunities offered by LAORA.
- Assists with data collection and operational initiatives/processes used for publication and clinical research.
- When organs/tissues are deemed unsuitable for transplant and family has authorized to research, he/she will participate in allocation of organs/tissues if/when the Organ Allocation Center is unavailable.
- Maintains licensure and current clinical knowledge published in research journals and presentations to maintain clinical proficiency.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):
- Credentials/Licensure: CPTC Preferred. Credential as RN (preferred), CRT, Foreign MD, EMT/Paramedic, etc. with ACLS and BLS certifications, and PALS (optional)
- Three years Critical Care/Intensive Care work experience or 1 year OPO experience.
- CPTC must be obtained within two years of hiring. LAORA will provide the training necessary to achieve this industry best certification.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited University in nursing or medical related field.
- Any appropriate combination of education, certifications and/or related experience will be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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