Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Maximize the Gift
Exemption Status: Exempt
OSHA Category: I
Our organization is dedicated to transforming lives and inspiring all to donate life. We are a family of professionals working together to increase awareness around the need for organ and tissue donors alongside nurturing and guiding our families throughout the gift of life. We facilitate the recovery of organs, tissues, and corneas in Iowa. We honor donors and support donor families at the time of donation and on a continuing basis.
We believe in going above and beyond to support donor families during and after the donation process. Our core values are what guide us, allow us to excel at serving our community, and keep our culture at Iowa Donor Network alive.
Responsible for the daily supervision of organ donor management and organ utilization within the Maximize the Gift work system to accomplish mission and goals. Provide clinical expertise and guide donor management to support the goal for donation and transplantation rate.
• Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent field and a minimum of three years of previous experience in organ donation and utilization or equivalent education & experience.
• Requires prior experience and current knowledge of medical/surgical critical care, trauma, or emergency care in the hospital setting.
• Requires Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) designation.
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support. certification preferred.
• Prefer Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Trauma Nurse Critical Care certification.
10, 24 hour shifts/month.
Will have holiday and weekend rotation with other team members; some meetings are held on days when not on shift and may be required to attend
Essential Functions and Performance Responsibilities:
• Motivate, lead, and support onsite team members on organ donation cases and remote team members facilitating organ allocation.
• Advise team members on organ donation suitability and eligibility. Oversees suitability and potential organ donor determination during referral process.
• Direct and guide clinical team members on organ donor medical management.
• Supervise organ allocation process to maximize organs allocated and works with MtG leaders on strategies for utilization. Assure proper documentation in accordance with OPTN policies.
• Problem-solve with team members through clinical and logistical issues to meet the goals for donation and transplantation rate.
• Participate in process improvement and quality assurance activities to optimize process effectiveness and efficiency.
• Record and submit organ case data for process improvement analysis and industry reporting.
• Serve in role as onsite Organ Donation Coordinator, on occasion, during periods of sustained, peak activity.
Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, and developmental skills.
• Successful demonstration of strong initiative, excellent critical thinking, analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities, and discretionary decision-making ability.
• Proven self-directed and motivated independent contributor as well as a results-oriented team member.
• Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Proven skill and competent using technology-based devices and mobile tools such as personal computers and related software, electronic medical record systems, and Donornet.
• Previous experience with iTransplant preferred.
• Must receive required vaccines based on outlined schedules to protect our employees, healthcare personnel, donors, recipients, and families we may come into contact. (e.g., Influenza obtained annually by December 1st and COVID vaccine upon required timeline.)
• Work rotating on-call, variable schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holiday. Base shifts per month is 10. Must have ability to assist outside the posted schedule.
• Maintain a current valid driver’s license and be insurable through IDN’s insurance.
• During peak, prolonged periods of donor case activity, must have ability to travel within the service area (state of Iowa) and fill role of Organ Donation Coordinator.
• Possible mental and visual fatigue associated with fast-paced, detailed work.
• Express ideas verbally and convey detailed or important spoken information.
• Receive detailed information through oral and auditory communication.
• It is required that IDN employees demonstrate commitment to the mission and vision, maintain effective communication, exhibit teamwork, respect diversity, follow policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of all donor, recipient and organizational information, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards, observe safety and security procedures, be consistently punctual and dependable, actively participate in performance improvement activities and continually demonstrate behavioral expectations and core values.
• Employee’s obligation to maintain the confidentiality of information shall survive the termination of employee’s employment with IDN.
• All requirements are subject to modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by my supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, I know that I must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty