Tissue Donor Coordinator

Donor Alliance, Inc. - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)5.0

Donor Alliance is hiring an Tissue Donor Coordinator in Denver! The Tissue Donor Coordinator (TDC) screens potential tissue donor cases in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration CFR1271, Donor Alliance policy, and the American Association of Tissue Banks regulations. The TDC staff member works independently and as a team member to represent Donor Alliance in a professional manner.

Schedule: 7am-7pm, rotating weekly schedule

Evaluates potential tissue donors according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CFR1271, Donor Alliance policy, and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) medical criteria to provide tissue which is safe for transplantation. This is accomplished through phone communication or in rare instances, in person.
Obtains authorization for donation and a detailed medical/social history from the donor’s legal next-of-kin, or appropriate historian. The TDC works in coordination with community partners such as hospitals, physicians, coroners, funeral homes, and ancillary services such as EMS or law enforcement to obtain additional history of the decedent. Typically this is conducted over the phone but at times may be in person.
Collaborates with the surgical teams responsible for recovering tissue through effective communication to facilitate the donation process. This may require the TDC to prescreen cases with our processors, schedule offsite recovery facilities, arrange travel arrangements, arrange donor transport, and coordinate logistics with other transplant agencies.
Works collaboratively with the TRC’s to organize and complete the donor records (electronic data base) and charts in a timely manner so that tissue may be released for transplantation. This is accomplished through oral and written communication with donor families, referral facility personnel, other transplant agencies, physicians, and pathologists as well as through data entry and document compilation.
Be part of a team of coordinators that performs timely and accurate donor screening and coordination to provide coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year to meet the mission of Donor Alliance and further the donation process within the community.
Maintains and advances skills though professional education and training thereby increasing the effectiveness of the tissue department. This may be accomplished by membership in professional organizations, such as the AATB, or through individual specialty training.
Assists, as requested, in the orientation of new staff. Responsibilities include:
As directed, act as a mentor to new personnel, allowing them to be a part of all TDC responsibilities.
As directed, offer guidance to new personnel, by allowing them to observe and take over sections of the Primary shift.
The TDC is expected to maintain confidentiality of all donor/recipient information.
Works in collaboration with the organ team and eye bank to facilitate shared cases.
May perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Bachelor’s degree in a life science, certification in surgical technology/medical/paramedical professional could be desirable, but not necessary, and/or equivalent work related experience, are helpful to perform all functions of the position.
Background in social work, family/bereavement, psychology, or chaplaincy in a healthcare setting strongly preferred.
Strong and effective interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with donor families, the medical community and general public, as well as Donor Alliance, partnering agencies, and volunteers. The coordinator will have to routinely deal with death and grieving families in a caring and professional manner. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is required.
Proficiency in the use of computer equipment and software, including but not limited to, Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook – Intermediate to Advanced skills) required.

Donor Alliance prides itself on competitive compensation and excellent benefits package!
Equal Opportunity Employer

Donor Alliance is the federally-designated, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. As a recognized leader in facilitating the donation and recovery of transplantable organs and tissues, Donor Alliance’s mission is to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. To achieve this mission, Donor Alliance employs effective family approach and recovery programs in more than 100 hospitals. Donor Alliance also inspires the public to register as organ and tissue donors through community partnerships, public outreach and education campaigns throughout its donation service area.