University of Rochester Organ Procurement Coordinator in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Organ Procurement Org




General Purpose:

Coordinates, plans and develops all aspects of multiple organ and tissue donation in Rochester and the surrounding nine-country regional hospitals.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment:

Organ Procurement/Placement:

Identifies and manages multiple organ and tissue donation(s), including physical assessment of the donor and charts assessment according to accepted organ donor evaluation standards.

Presents to bereaved families the opportunity to participate in organ donation. Supports and counsels families during donation process.

Provides usable organs for transplantation by assuring that mechanisms to support organ oxygenation and perfusion in the intensive care unit and operating rooms are completed.

Identifies and communicates medical assessments of organ donors to recipient centers for all donated organs and tissues. Collaborates with recipient physicians and specialists who assist with donor evaluations.

Ensures compliance with all hospital protocol and procedures relating to organ donation.

Follows up after donations by communicating acknowledgments of organ donation to family, all other professionals and departments involved in the organ donation process.

Program Development:

Collaborates with all hospitals in Rochester and nine-county area to plan, assess, implement and evaluate their commitment to and participation in the organ donation process.

Conducts retrospective record reviews of hospital deaths in order to ascertain potential for organ procurement and evaluation of educational programs in these hospitals.

Develops and oversees distribution of an Organ and Tissue Procurement Procedure Manual for use in all Emergency Departments, Operating Rooms and Intensive Care Units in nine-county area. Assists hospitals in developing written policies and procedures for organ donation that are specific to their own emergency departments, operating rooms and intensive care units. Develops and implements mechanisms to update these as needed. These policies and procedures must ensure compliance with the New York State Law on organ donation and consent.


Designs and presents ongoing inservice educational programs regarding organ procurement and placement, as well as the provisions and implications of the New York State Law on organ donation and consent, for physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals in Rochester and surrounding area.

Assists community service organizations with public educational programs to lay groups, schools, etc. in Rochester and the nine-county area.

Conducts research concerning organ procurement and placement, analyzes data and publishes results.

Assists the public relations departments at the donor hospitals with press releases and television appearances whenever necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Physician's Assistant and 2-3 years of related organ procurement experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Organ Procurement Coordinator

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 201410

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time