OPO- Resource Triage Coordinator
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-01
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Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency is currently seeking an OPO Resource Triage Coordinator. The incumbent in this position responds to organ donor referrals, evaluating the referral by phone, engaging the LAORA. Medical Director and hospital team for the implementation of guidelines for care/catastrophic head injury orders, supporting and evaluating family needs, identifying resources needed for the referral and triaging the referral to the appropriate staff member.
In conjunction with the LAORA Medical Director and/or appropriate staff, determines medical suitability of potential organ donors and utilizes appropriate resources to achieve this. Provides consistent and timely service to hospitals, donor families, and other transplant personnel in all potential donor situations in accordance with policies and procedures. Assists staff in identifying issues related to the donation process, and in collaboration,
creates a plan of action. Provides coordination of onsite staff for organ donors and referral activity. Conducts initial risk management assessment. Provides effective feedback to staff during the course of a call day, and if appropriate, follows up with staff’s manager/supervisor. Activates the occurrence reporting system and follows up as necessary. The RTC may implement the occurrence alone or in conjunction with managers/supervisors. The RTC may also be assigned duties as determined by management, developing, implementing and monitoring policies, procedures strategies, and action plans related to the procurement and utilization of organs for transplantation, medical research, and education. Ability to respond to a referral and or donor with an onsite presence in times of high activity. Ability to moderate huddles associated with cases. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:
Bachelor’s degree in health science or biologic sciences or healthcare profession or an equivalent degree in an allied health field, i.e., EMT/P or Respiratory Therapist.
Certification and Licensing:
FL registered nurse license or certification as a Physician Assistant, or allied health field preferred. LAORA requires the RTC to maintain a valid FL driver’s license and current vehicle insurance based on FL minimum insurance coverage standards. Must obtain CTPC certification within 1 year of hire.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in critical care units or at least 2 years experience in transplant and/or organ procurement preferred. The coordinator must also possess knowledge of medical and legal principles of organ donor evaluation, authorization, and donor management. This is necessary in order to effectively
communicate with physicians and hospital staff involved with a potential organ donor.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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