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Organ Procurement Specialist - Transplant Services, Full-time, Days

Chicago, Illinois Job REQID 3338 Job Function General Healthcare Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, youll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Provides continuous on-call coverage for the transplant center for organ procurement. Receives and records potential donor organ information from the OPS. Contacts attending physicians and accurately communicates pertinent information. Contacts the Transplant Nurse Coordinator(TNC) on call to contact the potential recipient. Contacts the OR Control desk, surgeons, fellows and other staff to coordinate the recipient OR logistics. Mobilizes the procurement team. Secures appropriate transportation for the procurement team. Coordinates all aspects of the donor operation, which may include perfusion of the deceased donor organs being harvested. Coordinates and communicates will all members of the team to ensure a smooth recipient operation. Reviews bills from OPOs, UNOS, and medical transplant team for accuracy. Coordinates the schedules of the OPS at CMH to ensure 24-hour coverage, seven days a week. Attends weekly transplant meetings for the various organ transplant services at least twice a month. Works with all organ TNCs to ensure adequate knowledge of recipients at the top of the waiting list. Ensures that the necessary supplies are available at all times for procurement. Other duties as assigned. Additional Functions, Coordinates educational services with the clinical staff regarding organ procurement policy and procedures. Assists with development and review of policies and procedures related to compliance with OPTN and UNOS regulations. EOE/AA.


Required: Bachelors degree, preferably in a biological sciences field, or equivalent experience in organ transplantation. One year surgical experience Desired: Previous transplant procurement experience strongly preferred. Certification as Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC).

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