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Donation Coordinator
Gift of Life Michigan
Organ and Tissue Donation

FTE: Full-time
Salary: $86,000
Location: Michigan
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In alignment with Gift of Life Michigan’s core purpose and core values, the Donation Coordinator is responsible for management of all activities associated with optimization and utilization of organs for transplantation.

Duties & Responsibilities

The following job duties and responsibilities are stated in broad terms and not intended to be inclusive.  Those in bold are essential duties of the position:

  • Evaluate and screen potential organ donors by thoroughly reviewing and interpreting hospital records, analyzing laboratory values, diagnostics, and other testing, documenting required data in the organ donor Electronical Medical Record (EMR).  Collaborate with Clinical Administrator On-call (CAOC) or designee to determine organ donor and organ suitability.

  • Direct the comprehensive critical care medical management of the critically ill organ donor in the ICU.

    • Conduct a physical assessment and examination.

    • Order, interrupt, analyze, and prescribe therapeutic treatment for diagnostic testing abnormalities (chest x-ray, EKG, arterial blood gas, bronchoscopy).

    • Optimize pulmonary function through ventilator monitoring and management.

    • Diagnose and treat common conditions found in critically ill organ donors.

  • Document organ donor care and compliance with quality standards and regulations.

  • Coordinate all aspects of multi-organ recovery in the operating room, including detailed documentation of recovered organs, biopsies, packaging, labeling, transportation, and chart Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in accordance with Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) polices. 

  • Engage with potential organ donor’s hospital care team to assess the clinical situation and plan of care as it relates to brain death evaluation or withdrawal of support.

  • Educate hospital care and organ recovery teams on organ donation process, such as preparation, equipment, sterilization, staff utilization, critical-timing, and review overall procedure for surgical recovery of organs.

  • Search organ donor registry(ies) for documentation of the patient's decision to donate.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Paramedic (EMT-P) with 18 months acute and/or critical care experience or a combination of relevant education and other formal healthcare training.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtained within six months of hire.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Bachelors of Biological Science.

  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) certification.

  • Prior experience in a healthcare organization, transplant center, or organ/tissue procurement organization.

Apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=192819&clientkey=236A68ABFA8520FF81CF3839F6886C77

Position: Staff
Organization: Gift of Life Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Posting Start Date: 3/20/2024
Date Posted: 3/20/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 4/19/2024
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Gift of Life Michigan

Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States