Organ Procurement Coordinator | LifeQuest

UF Health Physicians - Jacksonville

Job ID: 95402
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Organ Procurement Organization
Shift/Days: Variable
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

Primarily responsible for coordinating the donation process of the consented organ donor, including medical management, organ evaluation and organ placement while in the critical care unit, as well as assisting the surgeons in the operating room during the procurement. 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 and empathetic manner. Provides occasional professional and public education, typically in the form of in-services to donor hospitals and public speaking or staff donor booths for public events. Excellent communication skills required, as the coordinator must work effectively and efficiently with transplant surgeons, donor hospital clients and donor families. Works within local, state and federal guidelines to ensure organs are allocated equitably, procured, packaged and shipped according to industry standards and federal regulations. Position requires 15 to 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; or an individual that has three years' experience in an organ procurement organization (OPO) or contracting with an OPO as an OPC; or one 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. 
  • Previous 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 automobilea) 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 Physicians - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL 32256

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.

Welcome to Jacksonville.

One of the nation’s 10 best cities.

Jacksonville, the largest city by area in the continental United States and most populous in Florida, is a rapidly growing metropolitan city in Northeast Florida and home to about 930,000 residents.

Jacksonville is located on the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its convenient location, mild climate, reasonable cost of living, and high quality of life. Recognized as “America’s Logistics Center,” Jacksonville is a leading distribution center with a transportation network embracing port and air cargo facilities, rail and trucking routes. Millions of tons of raw materials and manufactured goods move through the city annually. Jacksonville is consistently rated one of the “Hottest Cities in America” for business expansions and relocations in an annual poll featured in Expansion Management magazine.

Among Jacksonville’s many natural assets is one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The active and passive parks and preservation lands are key parts of the city’s landscape. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches, such as Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. Championship golf courses in the area include Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour and home to the Players Championship Tournament.

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