The qualified candidate will facilitate and coordinate organ procurement at local and remote hospitals, and also assist in procurement activities related to the allocation, distribution, surgical removal, and preservation of organs recovered for transplantation.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Transplant
The Vanderbilt Transplant Center is a leading provider of organ transplantation in the Southeast, giving hundreds of people new hope and longer life each year. In 2019, we celebrated our 30th year of providing lifesaving transplants to people from all over the world. As Tennessee's only full-service transplant center, we offer the most advanced care for end-stage organ failure in children and adults. Our transplant specialists also perform lifesaving dual-organ transplants, including heart-kidney, heart-liver, heart-lung, kidney-pancreas, and liver-kidney.
Conducts clinical assessments of Organ Donor from checklist.
Receives and reviews deceased organ donors and referrals via UNOS DonorNet and triages organ donor criteria for donation according to programmatic inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Works with Transplant Administration regarding billing for donor fees and transportation.
Maintains database for all transplant referrals. Responsible for coordination of safe air and group transport of Vanderbilt Transplant Surgeons and staff and is responsible for critical communications during organ offers, organ donor management, surgical recover and organ arrival at VUMC operating rooms.
Performs extensive on-call responsibilities to assist with the activities related to the donor recovery.
Coordinates and assists in the surgical recovery, preservation, and packaging of organs and specimens in conjunction with transplant surgeons and/or organ recovery coordinators.
Coordinates and assists with travel arrangements for transplant teams, organs for transplant and specimens to laboratories.
Orders and maintains all necessary supplies related to the organ recovery process. Maintains sterile supplies and donor equipment bags.
Assists in collecting data needed for recording and reporting donor activities.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Days Full-Time 8am-5pm
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