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ORGAN RECOVERY COORDINATOR Job Openings by Iowa Donor Network in Altoona

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Iowa Donor Network Job Vacancies 2021

Detail of : ORGAN RECOVERY COORDINATOR Job Opening in Altoona

Job Title: Organ Recovery Coordinator
Department: Organ
Work System: Donation
Reports To: Organ Donation Manager
Location of Job: North Liberty/Altoona
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
OSHA Category: I Position Summary: Responsible for assisting with the organ donation management and recovery process. Job Qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a health care related field. Minimum of one-year experience in patient care. Operating room experience preferred. Certified Transplant Perfusionist preferred. Essential Job Functions and Performance Expectations: Assist with medical management of the potential organ donor to optimize organ function to maximize organ utilization. Conduct plasmadilution assessment.
Accurately collect and label all blood for serological testing and HLA tissue samples to assist with transplantation of organs.
Communicate donor information to ODC on call.
Ensure compliance with local medical examiner needs during the recovery process.
Adhere to IDN protocol on the management of the organ donor.
Collaborate with ODC, medical director and intensivist to medically manage the organ donor.


Assist with recovery and preservation of organs during the organ recovery surgery in collaboration with surgeons, Organ Donation Coordinators and hospital staff to maximize organ viability. Maintain effective communication between IDN staff, hospital and all other agencies/professionals involved.
Report any case concerns to Administrator on Call (AOC)/Donation Resource Coordinator (DRC).
Document accurately and legibly in IDN donor chart and iTx.
Ensure compliance with local medical examiner needs during the recovery process.
Prepare recovery equipment for the perfusion and storage of solid organs.
Accurately label and package according to OPTN and IDN policies.
Collect and label HLA tissue samples to assist with transplantation of organs.
Prepare preservation equipment for the perfusion and/or storage of kidney(s).
Assist with preservation of kidney(s) during cannulation process.
Monitor kidney(s) on the preservation equipment until transplant.
Communicate and interact with transplant surgeons to provide information pertinent to the perfusion and preservation of organs.
Assist with transport of transplanting surgeons in a timely manner.
Facilitate recovery of organs for research.


Assist local transplant teams with recovery of organs at donor hospitals throughout the United States.
Assist in maintenance of the Medical Workroom. Ensure stocking, rotating, and preparing of supplies and instruments are completed and available for recoveries. Clean medical work room and document according to policy and procedure


Perform training with new recovery staff or staff learning additional job functions. Assist in training documentation on appropriate training checklist immediately following a case.


Assist with quality assurance process completing QA requests in a timely manner and entering of charts into database. Complete QA requests within four business days.



Participate in scheduled monthly meetings and training sessions to maintain proficiency in organ/tissue recovery process. Attend and actively participate in 90% of all Organ staff meetings or training sessions as measured by attendance sheet. Any missed meetings should be made up within one week of meeting.


Successfully complete annual clinical competencies.

Demonstrate competency in essential job functions.


Additional Job Functions: None
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Respond to call/page within 10 minutes and arrive to office within one hour of call or as assigned.
At peak times, may be called in to assist when not scheduled.
Work a rotating on-call schedule with extended hours.
Lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs.
Assist with physical lifting of donors.
Follow sterile technique guidelines.
Stand for long periods of time in an operating room or mortuary environment.
Mental and visual fatigue associated with detailed work.
Use of sharp surgical instruments which may cause damage or injury if used incorrectly.
Morgue or operating room environment. Exposure to biohazardous material such as blood, other body fluids, communicable diseases and pharmacological agents. Universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment is required.
Travel to the office and donor hospitals throughout the state of Iowa at any given hour of the day or night.
Travel to donor hospitals through the United States via chartered aircraft at any given hour of the day or night.
Drive a vehicle under various weather and physical conditions that may lead to visual and mental fatigue.
Stooping, kneeling, reaching, and handling (seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hands).
Express ideas verbally and convey detailed or important spoken information.
Receive detailed information through oral and auditory communication.


Skills and Abilities: Maintain a current valid driver’s license and be insurable through IDN’s insurance.
Skill and ability to effectively use computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, Internet tools, and electronic mail.
Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing when representing IDN; work well with others; take and give direction; demonstrate effective problem-solving skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively.


Organizational Responsibilities: It is required that IDN employees demonstrate commitment to the mission and vision, maintain effective communication, exhibit teamwork, respect diversity, follow policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of all donor, recipient and organizational information, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards, observe safety and security procedures, be consistently punctual and dependable, actively participate in performance improvement activities and continually demonstrate behavioral expectations and core values.

If you strong confindence you meet the requirement above, please register and sign in to Iowa Donor Network e-recruitment website with link as follow :

Notes :
  • All application will kept strictly confidential.
  • Only candidates that meet the above qualification will be shortlisted.

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