Coordinator Organ Procurement I LifeQuest

UF Health Shands - Panhandle Region, FL

Job ID: 102730
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Organ Procurement Organization
Shift/Days: Varies
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

The organ procurement coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating the donation process of the authorized organ donor, including medical management, organ evaluation and allocation while in the critical care unit or emergency department, as well as assisting the surgeons in the operating room during recovery. Additional responsibilities include responding to LifeQuest service-area hospitals when a referral of a potential organ donor is made. Will determine medical suitability and also be trained to offer families the option of organ, tissue and eye donation for transplantation or medical research in a caring, empathetic, culturally and religiously sensitive manner. Provides occasional professional and public education, typically in the form of in-services to donor hospitals and the general public. Excellent communication skills required, as the coordinator must work effectively and efficiently with transplant surgeons, donor hospital personnel and donor families while coordinating a highly complex procedure with multiple teams from outside facilities. Complies with local, state and federal guidelines to ensure organs are allocated equitably and recovered, packaged and shipped according to industry standards and federal regulations. Position requires 20 days per month of on-call duties for 24/7 referral response to hospitals.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate from an RN or PA program with two years of experience in critical care or emergency care preferred. 
  • Respiratory therapist with five years' experience in critical or emergency care; an individual that has three years' experience in an organ procurement organization (OPO) or contracting with an OPO as an OPC; or someone who has earned a master's degree in human donation sciences. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate computer skills related to web-based applications, hospital electronic health records, Word, Excel and PowerPoint or the equivalent. 
  • Organ/tissue donation experience and/or certified procurement transplant coordinator preferred.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:

  • Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a "frequent driver."

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.


  • If RN, PA or RT: current license in the state of Florida.
  • BLS/ACLS preferred.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $48.08
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $60.10

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UF Health Shands - Panhandle Region, FL
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

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