Posted in Other 19 days ago.
Location: Miami, Florida
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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):