The Regional Donation Specialist will be able to perform hospital development activities to maximize the donation program within the hospitals assigned. They should be able to present information/outcomes to hospital staff members in both formal and informal settings. They will also perform medical record reviews, collect, analyze and distribute referral data. They will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing plans for process improvement within their hospitals. The Regional Donation Specialist will also be able to respond to determine initial suitability of potential organ and tissue donors by interacting with hospital and physician staff in a professional setting. They will assess available clinical data found in medical record or bedside review to assist in determining medical suitability for donation. In situations when needed, this position will also be expected to identify and support the needs of the potential donor family and offer them information about donation opportunities (organ and tissue). They will obtain required information from the hospital medical record to be transferred with patients from the donor hospital location to the organ recovery center as appropriate.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: Vocational degree in Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy or higher level health care degree required. Should be licensed or certified within their field of practice as applicable. Previous experience in donation industry may substitute for education requirement.
Preferred: Hospital experience, crisis intervention or grief support experience preferred.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION:
Required: Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.
TRAITS & SKILLS: Must be self-directed / self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an one’s own work; (3) work independently and on a flexible schedule; (4) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (5) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (6) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (7) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (8) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (9) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; (10) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs.
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