Clinical Donation Specialist

  • NJ Sharing Network
  • New Jersey, USA
  • May 05, 2020
Full time Nursing

Job Description

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General Summary:

The Clinical Donation Specialist is responsible for facilitating the organ and tissue donor process through assessment, authorization, donor management, organ allocation, and surgical recovery. This position supports the mission of NJ Sharing Network to maximize the recovery and quality of organs and tissue for transplantation while maintaining sensitivity, compassion, and respect for people of all cultures. The CDS works with families to provide support, education and approach for organ and tissue donation and functions independently using good clinical judgment and decision making to solve complex problems. This position requires 24-hour on-call status and is required to work extended periods, including 24-hour and overnight shifts. Responsible for all regulatory compliance pertaining to organ and tissue donation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to hospitals in our service area and ensures that each referral is reviewed for medical suitability.
  • Accurately enters all data related to the donor evaluation into the Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) while following best documentation practices.
  • Collaborates with hospital staff to provide guidance, support and education through the donation processes.
  • Manages the physiology of the donor to ensure maximum viability of the precious gift of life for transplantation.  Implements donor management standing orders, reviews results of testing and identifies needs for additional management.  
  • Allocates organs according to UNOS policies through the national system.  Works with the transplant centers to perform additional donor testing and screening.  Coordinates logistics of the Operating Room with all teams involved.
  • Facilitates the organ recovery process in the Operating Room including reviewing documentation according to regulatory agency guidelines, maintains donor stability throughout, completes intraoperative and anatomy paperwork and verifies packaging and labeling of all organs according to policy.


Education and Experience:

  • RN with active license in good standing or a Bachelor’s degree in biology or medical sciences required.
  • Experience in trauma/critical care preferred or 2 years of related OPO experience and/or training in a health care/hospital setting preferred.
  • Bilingual: Spanish preferred.
  • Must be fully proficient in all aspects of Level 1 role and eligible to sit for and pass CPTC certification to be considered for Clinical Donation Specialist Level 2.


New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age. sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability or any other class protected by Federal, State or Local laws.