HCA Dallas , TX 75201
Independent Living Donor Advocate
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm; No Weekends
Location: Medical City Dallas
Our medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are recognized as the world's best in their specialties. Patients travel to Medical City from all over the United States and more than 75 other countries for the sophisticated treatment offered by our 400 in-house physician specialists. Medical City offers a full-service adult hospital and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. Our providers have access to state-of-the-art technology and are pioneering new medical procedures every day to accommodate patient needs. We operate as a 796-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference.
The ILDA will represent and advise the living donor while protecting and promoting their interests. The donor's decision will be respected and it will be ensured that their decision is informed and free of coercion.
Evaluation of emotional/psychosocial aspects of living donation including but not limited to: external pressures that impact prospective living donor's decision; family support; work implications; financial burden on donor.
Informing the donor of the various options for the recipient other than organ donation from a living donor.
Awareness of role of donor's current medical history and implication for the suitability of the donor, as well as possible long-term clinical implications of the organ donation.
Discuss the living donation process including donor evaluation, donor surgery, post donation recovery:
Assess donors understanding of potential complications and general recovery from surgery.
Review financial aspects of living donation to include health insurance access issues.
Review the informed consent for the living donor and assess the donor's understanding of this consent.
Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team who are involved in the workup and assessment of the living donors.
The incumbent must be able to conduct a psychosocial assessment of the potential donor based on their ability to understand financial and emotional implications of donation.
This position will advocate for the donor during selection meetings and throughout all phases of the donation process.
This position will also be responsible for the review of the informed consent process with the patient.
Minimum two years of experience in a transplant setting or 5 years in a health care related field required.
Knowledge of transplant process.
Ability to conduct a psychosocial assessment.
Working knowledge of medical ethics.
MD, RN or MSW LCSW preferred