Organ Procurement Coordinator

  • Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Job Summary/Scope

This position is dedicated to maximizing the donor gift, organ allocation and fostering a learning atmosphere through education and communication of donation information.  Organ procurement services are critical to the mission of ARORA.   The responsibilities and duties of the Organ Procurement Coordinator (OPC) to respond to hospitals 24 hours per day while on call to assess potential organ donors, and maximize the donor’s gift through donor management techniques.  Organ Procurement Coordinator requires proficient computer skills.


Essential Functions 

  1. In collaboration with transplant surgeons and professionals the OPC shall conduct, monitor and appropriately implement organ donor management protocols to assure optimal organ function.
    1. Utilizes clinical knowledge and judgment to administer appropriate interventions.
  2. Responds appropriately to potential donor referrals and conducts a comprehensive, accurate assessment of the medical status of potential organ/tissue donors according to ARORA and USPHS guidelines.
  3. Adhere to all ARORA SOP’s to ensure compliance with UNOS, AOPO, and CMS.
  4. Performs initial assessment of potential donor and communicates appropriate information to the Administrator-on–Call, Director of Clinical Services, and/or Medical Director.
  5. Manages and facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team during the evaluation of referred potential organ donors.
  6. Coordinates organ procurement with hospital staff, transplant teams, transplant support personnel and transplant surgeons.  Examples include:  scheduling, transportation, interventions and testing.
  7. Completes all forms associated with an authorized donor.  Documents all required UNOS data regarding organ donor demographics, donor management, medical/social history, organ allocation, surgical procurement/preservation and accurately notates organ anatomy.

OPCs with offices at hospitals:

  1. Participates in various hospital committees and/or work groups as the hospital deems appropriate.
  2. Collects and reports donation outcome data to various levels of clinical and administrative hospital staff.
  3. Collaborates and provides assistance to hospital leadership to satisfy Joint Commission standard PI.1.10.
  4. Works jointly with hospital administration to ensure compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation regulation.
  5. Schedules, develops, provides, and evaluates training and educational programs on all aspects of the donation process for hospital staff.
  6. Identify, document and resolve issues related to organ donation.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Licensed registered nurse, BSN preferred with at least one year critical care/ER experience is preferred.
  2. Maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, and proof of automobile insurance.
  3. Maintain any current licensures and certifications.
  4. Must maintain required vaccination and/or health screenings to minimize the potential for disease transmission.
  5. Possess strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  6. Possess effective communication and presentation skills.
  7. Possess effective leadership skills demonstrated in clinical, educational, and administrative contexts.
  8. The ability to practice with a high degree of autonomy in a self-directed manner, which demonstrates innovation and creativity, personal initiative, and the ability to function well with many different professions within the medical field.
  9. Possess the ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  10. Consistent demonstration of attention to detail, precision, accuracy and customer satisfaction.
  11. Possess strong prioritization skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks.
  12. Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills (i.e. has the ability to make decisions based on situational circumstance, company policy and customer relations). 
  13. Ability to utilize general office equipment, software, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Emergency-Trauma Nursing