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Transplant Coordinator

LifeNet Health

The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission, along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.

If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion, then you’ve come to the right place.

We are currently seeking a Transplant Coordinator for the Roanoke / Charlottesville, VA area. As a Transplant Coordinator, you would be is responsible for the effective clinical and logistical management of the organ/tissue donor in the critical care setting to maximize organ function and the number of organs recovered and transplanted each year. Works closely with Hospital Services to conduct post-case reviews and specialized clinical presentations in assigned hospitals. This 24-hour on-call position requires extended work hours, flexibility and travel. The Transplant Coordinator participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility for the overall success of the team in achieving departmental goals. The transplant coordinator will perform the job in a manner that exemplifies the mission, attributes and values of LifeNet Health on a continuous basis.

You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the complete logistical coordination of all cases between LifeNet Health and transplant centers providing effective communication and leadership with coworkers, physicians and hospital staff throughout the donation process.
  • Evaluates referrals for organ and tissue donor suitability based on LNH, OPTN/UNOS, AOPO and CDC guidelines/recommendations and other regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that the legal next-of-kin (NOK) is provided the option of organ and tissue donation in a sensitive and caring manner that meets his/her emotional and cultural needs.
  • Ensures that donated organs are allocated in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies. Ensures organs and tissue will be recovered to maximize utilization in accordance with LNH and OPTN/UNOS policies. Preserves organs and tissue according to LNH and national standards to ensure maximum viability for transplantation.
  • Ensures that all medical and legal requirements are met prior to organ and tissue recovery.
  • Endeavors to physiologically manage the donor to achieve optimal organ function or “Responsible for all aspects of donor evaluation and management including review of medical and social history; assessment of hemodynamic stability and implementation of strategies to maintain and/or improve specific organ function”. The Coordinator is knowledgeable of the pathophysiological sequela of brain death.
  • Maintains a permanent record of the organ and tissue donation in accordance with accepted confidentiality standards. Completes the donor EMR record in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Identifies organ and tissue-specific and behavioral risk factors utilizing all available resources.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of five years’ experience in organ procurement – RN, LPN, Healthcare or related field.
  • Valid Driver’s License – State of Virginia
  • Attain Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) CPTC within three years of employment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in healthcare, i.e., Trauma Center, ICU, Critical Care Paramedic. Experience in dealing with complex medical and surgical patient cases.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and high emotional situations.
  • Proficiency with using computer programs and electronic documents – Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records.
  • Ability to work independently and in team environment. Must have in-depth working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and ability to communicate this to others.
  • Communication skills – Presentation experience speaking with various types of audiences.
  • Critical Thinking Skills – Ability to make decisions independently regarding medical management of organ donors, staff triage, logistical arrangements and organ allocation.
  • Logical Analysis – Requires thinking through and solving problems step by step; often as to look beyond the obvious solution to a problem and dig deeper for the best solution.
  • Interpersonal Communication – Requires communicating well with people at different levels; frequently sharing information with others while listening to and understanding their points of view.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree – RN, LPN, Healthcare or related field
  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in organ donor management, organ allocation, authorization.
  • Prior experience in medical compliance and data sharing.
  • Knowledge of procedures and services related to grief/family counseling and or bereavement.

Get to Know LifeNet Health:

LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization (“OPO”) and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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