• Transplant Procurement Specialist

    UPMCPittsburgh, PA 15222

    Job #1344000939

  • DescriptionUPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Full-Time Transplant Procurement Specialist to work rotating shifts coordinating organ donor activity with the Transplant team.Purpose:Coordinate and communicate all aspects of import organ recovery and actively provide hospital/transplant center development and professional programs. Screen and evaluate potential organs for transplantation in conjunction with the transplant surgeon. Provide organ recovery and coordination services to all transplant disciplines.Responsibilities:+ Coordinate placement of organs between local transplant centers following United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines.+ Coordinate and monitor donor surgical recovery in the operating room.+ Present weekly activity at Patient Selection Committee meetings for all transplant disciplines.+ Evaluate and communicates all import organ offers.+ Request additional laboratory texting and/or donor management changes.+ Complete and maintain all data forms required for recovery and transplant services.+ Coordinate recovery process with other UPMC transplant staff members and host OPO.+ Remain updated on UNOS, AOPO and UPMC policies.+ Provide written and verbal feedback to all related persons within 72 hours of recovery and transplantation.+ Support transplant center Living Donor Program.+ Assist with development and implementation of specific professional education programs to meet transplant needs.+ Assist in the support and development of abstracts and research projects.+ Manage the UPMC-sponsored professional education.+ Support Region 2 health fairs, seminars and other programs to promote organ donation and transplantation.+ Arrange transportation of organs and/or surgical recovery trams.+ Consult and discuss organ viability with on-call transplant surgeon.+ Coordinate and communicate with all ancillary services related to recovery and transplant activity.+ Coordinate and document organ referral calls.Qualifications+ Associate's Degree in Nursing; OR+ Completion of a formal EMT or Surgical Technician program; OR+ Paramedic Certification; OR+ Bachelor's degree in Science and one year of related experience required; OR+ High school diploma and at least 3 years of work experience in organ procurement.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:+ Act 34UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranREQNUMBER: 312581919

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