The Organ Preservation Coordinator position is an entry level position designed to train and prepare a candidate to assist in the operating room during organ procurement, and package and preserve organs after the procurement. The Coordinator will also learn to allocate transplantable organs among local, regional, and national transplant centers by working with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). When kidneys are designated for local use, the Coordinator will prepare and run the preservation pump used to keep the kidneys viable for transplant. The individual will be expected to sit for the Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP) exam after one (1) year.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Required: Must possess high school diploma or equivalent. One year’s experience as a Surgical Tech or Operating Room Tech required as well as a valid Alabama driver’s license. Limited travel will be necessary.Preferred: An Associate’s Degree in a health related field and/or experience in a hospital/medical/laboratory setting.LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND/OR REGISTRATION: Required: Valid Alabama driver’s license.Preferred: Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP)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 one’s own work; (3) work independently; (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; (11) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs; and (12) Must be able to work long shifts in a stressful environment.
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