Location: Richmond, Virginia
Department: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Shift: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM 24 hour on call, weekends, holidays, Travel.
LifeNet Health is searching for talented individuals who will embrace our mission of saving lives, restoring health, and giving hope.
LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue processor in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs, tissues and cells for transplantation; to provide innovation in the fields of bio-implants, regenerative medicine and research; and, to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process. LifeNet Health has over 1200 employees and has a growing global presence.
How you will contribute to LifeNet Health's success:
As a Transplant Coordinator, you would provide input and facilitate the donor referral, clinical management and organ recovery processes in order to maximize the number of transplantable organs and tissues using knowledge of critical care principles such as hemodynamic monitoring, ventilator management, and administration of critical care medications. Completes medical and legal documentation of the organ recovery process and communicates with hospital development to ensure effective donor follow-up. Makes appropriate decisions regarding the complexity of the case and escalates to higher level if necessary.
What you'll do:
Evaluates referrals for organ and tissue donor suitability based on LNH, OPTN/UNOS, AOPO and CDC guidelines/recommendations and other regulatory requirements. Ensures that donated organs are allocated in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies. Ensures organs and tissue will be recovered to maximize utilization in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies.
Responsible for all aspects of donor evaluation and the physiologically management including review of medical and social history; assessment of hemodynamic stability and implementation of strategies to optimize organ function prior to recovery. The Coordinator must be knowledgeable of the pathophysiological sequela of brain death. Identifies organ and tissue-specific and behavioral risk factors utilizing all available resources.
Preserves organs and tissue according to LNH and national standards to ensure maximum viability for transplantation. Ensures that the legal next-of-kin (NOK) is provided the option of organ and tissue donation in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Responsible for the complete logistical coordination of all cases between LifeNet Health and transplant centers providing effective communication and leadership with coworkers, physicians and hospital staff throughout the donation process. Maintains a permanent record of the organ and tissue donation in accordance with accepted confidentiality standards. Complete the donor EMR record in a timely and accurate manner according to LNH Standard Operating Procedures.
Provides work direction, coaching, and mentoring in clinical competencies and serves as Preceptor for new staff. Role models advanced proactive professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
What you'll bring (Minimum Requirements):
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Biological Science
Valid State Driver's License
Valid, active RN license and be in good standing with the issuing state board of nursing. Must be maintained throughout tenure in position.
Minimum 4 years' clinical experience as an RN
Minimum 2 years' experience in Critical Care, ER, Trauma, Organ Donor Management, Surgical, Trauma Neurological, intensive care, or pediatric critical/intensive care 4 years Critical Care, ER, Trauma, Organ Donor Management, Surgical, Trauma Neurological preferred
These would be nice too (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):
Ability to work under extreme pressure and high emotional situations; experience in medical compliance and data sharing preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and electronic medical records; knowledge of procedures and services related to grief/family counseling and or bereavement preferred
Ability to work independently with in-depth working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and ability to communicate this to others
Excellent verbal written and communication skills; Presentation experience preferred
Ability to make decisions independently regarding medical management of organ donors, staff triage, logistical arrangements and organ allocation
Thinking through and solving problems step by step; often as to look beyond the obvious solution to a problem
Ability to be collaborative and work as part of a team to resolve issues, complete tasks and meet business needs.
Why work at LifeNet Health?
We have a fierce drive for our mission of Saving Lives, Restoring Health, and Giving Hope. You won't find another company with a culture as strong as ours.
403(b) and Pension Plan
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Corporate sponsored events (Chili Cook-Off, 5K, Celebration of Life Gala, and many more!)
Work-life balance with generous paid time off
Personal career and skill development opportunities
Food Truck Thursday (at participating locations)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Dedicated and passionate co-workers
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.