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Transplant Procurement Spec


Coordinate and communicate all aspects of import organ recovery and actively provide hospital/transplant center development and professional programs. Screen and evaluate potential organs for transplantation in conjunction with the transplant surgeon. Provide organ recovery and coordination services to all transplant disciplines.



  • Coordinate placement of organs between local transplant centers following United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines.
  • Coordinate and monitor donor surgical recovery in the operating room.
  • Present weekly activity at Patient Selection Committee meetings for all transplant disciplines.
  • Evaluate and communicates all import organ offers.
  • Request additional laboratory texting and/or donor management changes.
  • Complete and maintain all data forms required for recovery and transplant services.
  • Coordinate recovery process with other UPMC transplant staff members and host OPO.
  • Remain updated on UNOS, AOPO and UPMC policies.
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to all related persons within 72 hours of recovery and transplantation.
  • Support transplant center Living Donor Program.
  • Assist with development and implementation of specific professional education programs to meet transplant needs.
  • Assist in the support and development of abstracts and research projects.
  • Manage the UPMC-sponsored professional education.
  • Support Region 2 health fairs, seminars and other programs to promote organ donation and transplantation.
  • Arrange transportation of organs and/or surgical recovery trams.
  • Consult and discuss organ viability with on-call transplant surgeon.
  • Coordinate and communicate with all ancillary services related to recovery and transplant activity.
  • Coordinate and document organ referral calls.



Associate's Degree in Nursing; LPN,  OR Completion of a formal EMT or Surgical O.R. Technician program; OR Paramedic Certification; ORBachelor's degree in Science and one year of related experience required, ORHigh school diploma and at least 3 years of work experience in organ procurement.

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