Fairview Health Services is looking for Donor Procurement Coordinator to work out of the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This position is approved for 80 hours every two weeks and is benefit eligible. This position will primarilybe working in Deceased Donor Heart Acquisition department.
Assumes 24/7 on-call coverage for Solid Organ Transplant deceased donor organ offers. Coordinates all activities related to the evaluation for suitability of organ offers for kidney, liver, pancreas deceased donor organ offers. Partners directly with attending surgeon on acceptance of organ offers, and interfaces with Organ Procurement Organizations and interdisciplinary team members to facilitate transplant for kidney, liver, pancreas recipients
Provides alternating on-call coverage for organ procurement coordination, facilitating deceased donor offer acceptance and required regulatory requirements for deceased donor organ transplantation
Serves as contact for all potential offers for transplant from local, regional and national organ procurement organizations and serves as resource for organ recovery and preservation
Collaborate with transplant physicians, surgeons, and multi-disciplinary team to provide after-hours waitlist management for patients waiting for heart, lung, kidney, liver, or pancreas transplantation.
Serves as liaison for patient throughout deceased donor transplant acceptance process, providing ongoing education about the transplant process and continuum of care and taking the primary role in communicating to patients about status on the list, rule outs, and acceptance or refusal criteria for transplantation.
Coordinates necessary diagnostic work up, follow up, and communication for evaluation of candidacy for transplant.
Provides patient, MD, community and professional nurse education.
Assures compliance with OPTN/UNOS requirements
Participates in clinical quality program PEAK meetings, by assisting in the development /revision of current protocols regarding transplantation and involvement in quality improvement projects
Keeps current on new developments in transplantation through reading, attending seminars and networking with other coordinators across the nation.
Obtains, analyses and reports pertinent data regarding potential donors and accepted organs for transplant and shares at organ specific PEAK meetings
Participates/collaborates with MD on U of MN School of Medicine, School of Nursing, research studies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Degree or diploma from accredited nursing school, paramedic certificate with critical care experience, graduate of accredited (CoARC or JRCRTE) or degree in Human Donation Science
3 years of nursing, paramedic, organ procurement coordinator or respiratory therapist experience
RN license, paramedic certificate, MN Board of Medical Practice as a respiratory therapist
Prior experience in organ procurement and/or transplantation
CPTC or ABTC transplant professional certification
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.