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University of Rochester Organ Procurement Coord - 226568 in Rochester, New York

Organ Procurement Coord Job ID 226568


Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time Full-Time

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Organ Procurement Org




Position Summary:

The Organ Procurement Coordinator (OPC - Pres) of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network responds to potential organ donor referrals at area hospitals, evaluates potential organ donors, assists with the recovery of organs for transplant in the Operating Room and is responsible for labeling and packaging organs according to OPTN policy. Other responsibilities will include, taking initial referral information and taking organ offers from other OPO’s for patients listed on the local transplant lists. They may also be required to travel on small aircraft with surgical teams to assist with the coordination and recovery of organs for local patients. This position is on call 15 days per month that includes 2 on call weekends.


Takes call to be able to screen and responds to organ donor referrals by traveling to donor hospitals to assess and evaluate potential organ donors and determine medical suitability for organ and/or tissue donation through laboratory studies, medical record review, and physical assessment. This person is on call 15 days per month.

Complete authorization form and obtains a Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) once willingness to donate is identified.

Maintains and manages donors in accordance with FLDRN protocols to optimize organ function.

Provides appropriate medical information about each potential donor’s organ function to personnel at designated transplant center(s) according to the OPTN/UNOS match run list; complies with OPTN/UNOS, New York State and FLDRN organ allocation policies.

Following organ allocation makes transportation arrangements (ground and air) for local and visiting surgical teams to travel to the donor hospital, communicates with Operating Room staff to arrange for scheduled OR time and notifies the preservation team.

Prepares appropriate operative notes and medical examiner forms for completion by the procuring surgeons.

Coordinates and communicates with all ancillary services related to recovery activity, such as medical examiner/coroners and/or pathologists as appropriate.

Completes all FLDRN paperwork and all fields in iTransplant associated with local donor referrals, organ donors, organ import offers and imported organs accurately and in a timely manner

Resolves documentation issues as identified by quality assurance deportment for post donor follow up. In most circumstances this can be achieved remotely but may require an individual to come to office to resolve

Attends clinical meetings and joint staff meetings as scheduled

Special Projects and General Administration

Other duties as assigned


  • Allied Healthcare Provider (RN; LPN, Paramedic, Resp Therapist etc)

  • 2 years’ experience in ICU, pre hospital, Emergency Room

  • Critical care experience, ACLS, TNCC, ability to manage complex tasks and coordinate multiple time sensitive responsibilities

  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) conducted by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ATBC)


  • Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP) conducted by American Board for Transplant Certification (ATBC)

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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