Organ Allocation Coordinator 1 at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) is currently seeking an Organ Allocation Coordinator 1. The incumbent in this position coordinates the staff in the operating room for local procurements and abroad (i.e. requiring flight transportation) with clinical recovery and preservation of organs for transplantation, and undertakes exten sive communications with transplant center, according to established guidelines. Responsible for making the necessary call to transplant centers to place the kidneys and pancreas, according to the UNOS requirements. This process requires exercising clinica l judgment and a good fundamental knowledge of organ viability to allow for efficient and effective organ placement practices. Maintain current knowledge and enforce legal requirements of organ donation.

Work according to a call schedule of assigned duties and hours and remain within pager radius to assure that response to all pages will occur in a timely fashion. Be familiar with all medical aspects of organ donation and bring any questions to the attention of the administrator involved. Have a basic knowledge of the donor medical requirements and contraindications. Responsible for accurately collecting, recording, and maintaining clinical records of donors and recipients as required by the program in accordance with UNOS and CMS standards and requirements. Be responsible and accountable for assigned procurement equipment and supplies. Maintain a current list of contact numbers of all appropriate UM LAORA/ Transplant personnel and updates list as needed. This list will be utilized to contact appropriate per sonnel based on p erfusionist's logistical knowledge of organ donation/recovery process in a timely manner. Keeps UM LAORA Associate Director of Recovery and Allocation apprised of all local and import organ activity.

This position is responsible for allocation of organs according to the UNOS rules using DonorNet OPTN system and communication with transplant centers regarding organ donors' data to document organ acceptance or declining. In addition to direct communication support of to DMC, SRC, AOC and LOC, this position will serve also as a hub for all communication and donor data verification process. Candidates for this position are health care professionals with

advanced life support experience who can demonstrate a solid background and understanding of the care and treatment of the critically ill.

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):

  • BA/BS in Medical/Biological Science/Nursing or LPN or Paramedic certification or prior

experience as an Organ Placement Coordinator preferred.

  • Minimum of two years college and health care clinical/organ procurement experience will be considered.

  • HOURS: 24/7 365 allocation desk, variable 12-hr Day and Night Shifts

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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