RN-Critical Care- Organ Donation Coordinator

Royal Oak Hospital - Possible Part-Time Shift Available

BSN required

Strong background in Critical Care nursing


The Organ Donation Coordinator is a Baccalaureate prepared registered nurse that is responsible for 24-hour monitoring and coordinating of all deceased organ donation services and system elements to ensure an organized multidisciplinary team approach to donor patients and their families. The involvement begins with the evaluation of catastrophic brain injured patients and extends to the procurement of organs in a manner consistent with preserving the patient/family option for organ donation. Also assumes the role of the Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) for the multiorgan transplant program. This position reports to the ECMO Program Manager.

1. Provides direct care to donor patients and their families, serving as a role model and a teacher at the bedside.
2. Assists the medical staff with organ donor management.
3. Functions as a patient/family advocate.
4. Ensures that living donors have comprehensive medical and psycho-social evaluations.
5. Ensures that the living donor understands the education that was provided to them by the multidisciplinary transplant team.
6. Makes recommendations to the Multidisciplinary Transplant Team regarding prospective donor's suitability for donation.
7. Attends Donor Selection Committee Meetings. The ILDA will participate throughout the donor evaluation, donation, and discharge phases of donation.
8. Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating potential for organ donation.
9. Rounding and follow up on all organ donation referrals within 5 adult ICU’s and pediatric ICU.
10. Communicates with Gift of Life Michigan regarding patient’s status.
11. Assumes the role of the Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) for the multiorgan transplant program (as outlined in Transplant Services Dept. policy #102)
12. Coordinates the establishment of criteria and standards for the care of the organ donation patient, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures.
13. Coordinates in-house education for nursing and other health care personnel with respect to the care of organ donation patients and initiation of referrals.
14. Facilitates communication with multidisciplinary team members.
15. Develops, implements, and evaluates quality improvement/performance improvement activities to assure preservation of patient/family option for donation and to maximize donation potential and utilizes research process to recommend, implement, and evaluate practice changes.
16. Monitors billing and reimbursement of organ donation related patient services.
17. Develops, implements, and maintains collaboration with Gift of Life Michigan.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.
2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.
3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health’s customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.
4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.
5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment – cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules – including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.
7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.
8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
A. Education / Training:
• Bachelors of Science in Nursing

B. Work Experience:
• Critical care nursing experience (strong background)
• Leadership experience

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:
• RN licensure in the State of Michigan