Registered Nurse and multi-dimensional health care professional with expertise in clinical case management and organ procurement. Excels in fast-paced environments requiring organization, coordination, and management of multiple simultaneous projects. Effective communicator who cultivates and manages excellent relationships with physicians, executives and staffs of medical centers, practices and hospitals.
Recently relocated to Colorado, from Kentucky, and actively seeking opportunities for utilizing my comprehensive health care training, excellent communication skills and self-directed prioritization.
Facilitated the entire organ and tissue donor process including timely on site response, clinical assessment, clinical evaluation and clinical management of the potential donor, as well as interacting with the hospital staff to set-up the family approach process.
Evaluated and coordinated organ and tissue referrals, discussed donation options with family members, obtained consent, allocated donated organs, increased donor referrals at local hospitals, conducted educational programs and developed relationships with health care leaders.
Rotated 24 hour call schedule to respond to the referrals of potential organ donors from hospitals within the KODA service area as indicated by individual hospital needs
Evaluated potential organ donors in conjunction with AOC based on current and past medical and social history.
Verified that all appropriate consents, clearances, and documentation have been obtained from the donor family, donor hospital, administration, attending physicians, medical examiner/coroner
Medically managed (in consultation with the AOC and following established guidelines and protocols)potential organ donors to maintain adequate organ perfusion and oxygenation.
Functioned as liaison to the donor hospital, transplant teams, tissue-typing labs, and coordinates all aspects of organ donation
Coordinated the sharing, placement, intra-op perfusion, and surgical recovery of organs and tissues.
Arranged all transportation/logistics as necessary to facilitate arrival and departure of organ and tissue recovery team; and assured that all organs are appropriately labeled, necessary paperwork is completed and tissue packs sent to appropriate labs.
Primarily responsible for the completion of the organ and tissue donor case files in a timely manner and in accordance with KODA policies and procedures and regulatory requirements by performing the initial complete review, obtaining corrections from KODA Clinical staff, obtaining required documentation from agencies such as hospitals, ME/Coroner's offices, processors, laboratories, or other relevant government entities, and confirming that the donor case file is correct, accurate, and complete.
Communicated culture results to all recipient transplant centers.
Contacted appropriate transplant centers for required recipient follow-up information.
Updated all electronic donor databases, as assigned, and reviewed contents for accuracy.
Initiated Family Aftercare Services for all completed organ and tissue cases.
Collaborated with Clinical Services Director and Quality Assurance personnel to meet pre-determined chart completion goals.
Performed all duties and responsibilities in compliance with policies and procedures, regulations as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Emphasis in Account Management.
Minor in Sociology.
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