This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Incuments of positions in this family are charged with the responsibilities involved in candidate selection and organ retrieval in the hospital's transplantation service within the appropriate laws and rulings that govern anatomical gifts and brain deaths, and to coordinate the activities of the medical teams which support the service.
Uses judgement as to organs to be procured by retrieval team (when in doubt, the Director of the Service makes decision); uses moderate judgement in educational programs for hospital/dialysis unit inservices, programs directed to schools and general public (Senior Specialist makes final decision); uses own judgement in working with hospitals to set times of organ procurement; decides organs to be procured; selects teams for various organ retrievals; prepares supportive records for reporting organs retrieved to the collaborating Regional Procurement Facility which impact on reimbursement of shared organs. Uses knowledge of the general principles of renal function and of blood and urine chemistries; specific knowledge of the laws and rulings, codified and non-codified, pertaining to brain death, anatomical gifts, required request, establishment of Transplant Centers and Independent Organ Procurement Agencies (IOPA), sale of organs, and medical examiner cases; general knowledge of histocompatibility testing as it pertains to the matching of donors with recipients; specific knowledge of the records required by Federal and State governments as for reimbursement of Medicare dollars. Demonstrates extreme tact and diplomacy when approaching bereaved families for donation of the relative's organs. Works under general supervision of the T.H. CTS Senior Specialist.
Registered Nurse and three years experience as an OR, ICU, Dialysis or Transplant Center Nurse; or a psychiatric social worker, or related fields; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, psychology, biology, chemistry, public health, health care administration and two years as a Transplant Coordinator or Physician's Assistant.
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