Allocation Coordinator

US-IL-Itasca
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1234
# of Openings Remaining
1
Category
Organ Recovery Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Coordinates the placement of organs from deceased donors via the national organ allocation system; Assists in the machine perfusion of deceased donor kidneys

Responsibilities

 

The following essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Support Gift of Hope’s mission, vision, and values, adhere to its policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position
  • 12 hour on-call responsibilities to coordinate organ placement. Assist in hypothermic machine perfusion of deceased donor kidneys.
  • Call transplant centers to allocate organs in accordance with OPTN/UNOS policy; document the disposition of these organs
  • Utilize DonorNet and Gift of Hope electronic charting software to disseminate donor information, organ offer notification and accurate documentation of placement efforts
  • Identify, document, and communicate essential clinical information to associated Gift of Hope staff, transplant center staff, and administrators
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education and Training Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the Health Sciences, or Certification in one of the Health Sciences with a minimum of two years’ experience such as: RN, EMT/Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, or Certified Surgical Technologist, or equivalent work experience

Experience and Skills Required

The following indicates the minimum skills and experience required to perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Experience with interpretation of lab values, diagnostic testing, and medical terminology
  • Experience working with and understanding sterile technique
  • Basic computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ensure machine perfusion is performed under sterile conditions.

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to work a 12 hour on-call schedule a minimum of 14 days per month, which includes two weekends per month and rotating every other holiday
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours
  • Visual acuity to read and monitor equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. of equipment from ground level to table-top level
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, and kneel to perform job functions
  • Ability to hear and speak to convey information to co-workers, and hospital staff

 

Work Environment

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that will be encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Work a rotating 12-hour call schedule
  • This is a nights position, from 7 PM - 7 AM
  • Work a minimum of 2 weekends per month while on the call schedule, as well as every other holiday
  • Work in in-house perfusion lab
  • Work in professional office environment

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