The only integrated delivery system for organ transplant services in North America, BC Transplant (BCT) is a leading comprehensive health care organization responsible for all aspects of organ donation and transplantation in BC. As part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, our impact can be felt in communities across BC where our specialized health care and outreach services are touching lives every day.
BCT is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
On-site Organ Donation Coordinator
Reporting to the Director of Program Development and External Relations, the On-site Organ Donation Coordinator is a member of BC Transplant’s, Organ Donation and Hospital Development (ODHD) team and acts as an on-site support resource to the ODHD team during organ donation cases. The role has dual accountabilities as a staff member within their credentialing hospital/health authority and to BCT. Participates in the ODHD 24 hour call rotation schedule and acts as a resource to the hospital care team when a potential donor referral is made to BCT. Collaborates with the BCT, Organ Donation Specialist (ODS) and the hospital care team to confirm donor acceptability, and is trained in speaking with families to ensure that the option of organ donation is offered appropriately to every BC resident. Establishes effective working relationships within the various medical disciplines required to facilitate the timely testing necessary to determine donor suitability and organ viability, and acts as a hospital organ donation champion and in collaboration with the on-site In-hospital Coordinator participates in hospital development projects. The On-site Organ Donation Coordinator will be on call 2 weeks of every 12 week rotation.
Example of Duties and Accountabilities
- Responds to the hospitals request for organ donation assistance, acts as a resource for the hospital care team and collaborates seamlessly with the ODHD team, acting as the primary source for guideline questions.
- Provides organ donation consultation, guidance, and advice on practice issues to hospital staff including physician, nurses, and social workers. Support occurs when the hospital based IHC is not on call and would be required to be on-site in the event of a potential donor referral.
- Collects medical/legal and other information for the ODS ensuring that the organ donation process proceeds in an effective, safe, accountable and clinically standardized manner.
- Meets with the families of potential organ donors in the hospital setting for the purpose of providing them with information regarding organ donation and enabling them to make an informed donation consent decision.
- In collaboration with the on-site IHC, act as an organ donation champion within the hospital community, participating in case de-briefings, case reviews and other educational and quality improvement functions. The On-Site Coordinator would make recommendations to the group based on the internal reviews.
- Conducts medical/social history interviews with donor family members at an optimal time.
- Facilitates any necessary donor testing with different medical specialties such as cardiology, radiology, neurology and consults with discipline specialists on BCT related queries.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a Health Sciences (i.e. Nursing, Respiratory Therapy) with a minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience in the Health Authority critical care environment and/or organ donation experience.
Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution within the healthcare environment. A demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with multi-disciplinary teams. Demonstrated ability to remain calm, composed and focused under extremely emotional and tense situations. To be empathic to the needs of families undergoing emotional trauma, sensitive to spiritual and cultural contexts of care, and interact effectively with individuals who are experiencing personal emotional trauma. Excellent interpersonal skills that include verbal and written communications. Computer experience is essential as a significant amount of work is completed using an electronic donor record. Must be comfortable in interacting with families in order to obtain consent and conduct a medical social questionnaire as well as doing a chart review
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