Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
Organ Recovery Coordinator I
Organ Recovery Manager
Responsible for the coordination of the organ donation process from referral to the recovery of organs for transplantation and research. Develops and maintains a positive professional liaison between LOPA and the medical/civic community. Utilizes discretion and sensitivity with respect to the circumstances, views, and beliefs of others in all interactions, including donor families
Core Result Areas
Participates in reporting of pertinent donor and family information to appropriate staff
Coordinates the organ referral process
Implementation of the referral plan of action
Effectively communicates donor process plan with hospital and LOPA staff including a request for CBIGs when appropriately
Communicates donor process plan with hospital and LOPA staff
Reviews brain death determination relative to hospital policy
Evaluates potential DCD donors with the assistance of clinical consult
Communicates effectively with recovery surgeon
Obtains coroner’s clearance
Reviews authorization form.
Reviews completed DRAI including documentation within the electronic clinical database.
Sends serology (including NAT and confirmatory testing) and HLA as necessary and notifies appropriate HLA and serology lab personnel
On-site management of DCD donors. Orders appropriate laboratory tests, fluids, and pharmacological support
On-site management of brain dead organ donor with the assistance of APC. Orders appropriate laboratory tests, fluids, and pharmacological support
Conducts complete and accurate physical assessment
Input electronic clinical database data in a timely manner
Prepared flush for cross-clamp, updates placement appropriately
Review anatomy of organs with the surgeon
Assist with post-mortem care
Packages label and verifies organs, vessels, and tissue typing materials according to the protocol
Performs completion of case duties, including but not limited to donor chart QA, within the required designated time frames.
Completes all required referral documentation and QA within the required time frames
Upholds LOPA Core Values
Must maintain competency to perform test procedures and report results promptly, accurately, and proficiently. Must also follow the LOPA lab’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
Adheres to all current organ LOPA, AOPO and UNOS policies relevant to recovery processes.
Maintains effective communication with essential departments within the agency: Quality, HR, Education, Development, Finance, and Community
Participates in at least one community service event per year.
Call Requirements: 288 Hours per month (12 days, 24-hour shifts)
Holiday call coverage: 2 Major Holidays/ 2 Minor Holidays per the calendar year
Available to LOPA during office hours
Maintains personal and professional balance, takes care of self.
Successfully completes orientation within agreed-upon area of focus.
Maintains BLS and ACLS certifications.
Regularly attends Clinical meetings, educational opportunities and other relevant meetings (i.e. approach meetings, referral meetings, etc.)
Maintain all assigned EMR access at donor hospitals.
Education and Experience:
Registered Nurse with two years working experience in ICU, OR, or ER; or a PA with one-year experience in same preferred; or two years experience with an active organ procurement agency
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of structures, systems, and services of LOPA
Knowledge of medical terminology
Knowledge of technological resources including phone systems, PDA’s, etc.
Skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external contacts
Basic skill in email and word processing
Ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment
Ability to see the organizational goals as they relate to the “big picture.”
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to demonstrate the LOPA core values of teamwork, compassion, quality, and honesty
Ability to deliver effective verbal and written communication
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, pharmacological agents with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.
Possible mental and visual fatigue associated with detail work.
This position requires travel as needed.
This position has possible exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and airborne illness. Employees may at times be in a hospital setting and while in an office setting may have exposure to blood, packaged organs, and tissues for transplant and/ or research.
As an employee of LOPA, it is important to value our commitment to our core purpose; maintain effective communication; exhibit teamwork; respect diversity; follow policies and procedures; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards; observe safety and security procedures; be consistently punctual and dependable; and continually demonstrate our core values.
The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties may be assigned by management.