Gift of Life Donor Program, serving eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues used in life-saving and life-enhancing transplants.
We are seeking highly skilled, self-motivated individuals who are committed to join our challenging field by helping to save lives through organ and tissue donation. We need people who are both clinically and compassionately competent, who understand the sensitivity, yet clinical urgency of the Organ Transplant program.
You will coordinate the entire organ and tissue donor process including timely on site response, clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical management of the potential donor, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process. You will evaluate and coordinate organ and tissue referrals, discuss donation options with family members, obtain consent, allocate donated organs, increase donor referrals at local hospitals, conduct educational programs and develop relationships with health care leaders.
You will rotate 48-hour call to respond to the referrals of potential organ donors from hospitals within the GLDP service area as indicated by individual hospital needs; Evaluate potential organ donors in conjunction with AOC based on current and past medical and social history; Obtain or verify that all appropriate consents, clearances, and documentation have been obtained from the donor family, donor hospital, administration, attending physicians, medical examiner/coroner; Medically manage (in consultation with the AOC and following established guidelines and protocols)potential organ donors to maintain adequate organ perfusion and oxygenation; Function as liaison to the donor hospital, transplant teams, tissue-typing labs, and coordinates all aspects of organ donation; Coordinate the sharing and placement of organs and tissues Coordinate all transportation arrangements as necessary to facilitate arrival and departure of organ and tissue recovery team; and assure that all organs are appropriately labeled, necessary paperwork is completed and tissue packs are sent to appropriate labs.