Organ Donor Care Center Advanced Practice Provider
Advanced Practice Provider | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Organ Donor Care Center Advanced Practice Provider

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

*Previous Advanced Practice Provider experience preferred, not required. APRN candidates must hold acute-care certification.

The Advanced Practitioner – Organ Donation is an advanced practitioner with demonstrated leadership skills and clinical excellence. The individual functions as a healthcare provider who, working collaboratively with the various teams at RUSH University Medical Center and Gift of Hope, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to potential organ donors transferred to the Donor Care Unit with the goal of maximizing organ utilization. They demonstrate a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses commonly encountered in the brain dead and neurologically injured population. The APP – Organ Donation will provide both donor management care as well as intraoperative care to the donor throughout the entire length of stay.

The advanced practice position demonstrates an advanced level of medical/nursing clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, and systems-based practice. They work with administrative, nursing, physician, and collaborating clinical services to assure safe, effective quality patient care and to promote the Donor Care Center’s strategic goals.

The advanced practitioner will provide care within their scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, institutional policy, and practice agreements. In collaboration with the Medical and Executive Director of the Donor Care Unit, the individual will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of donor organ utilization to ensure donors are managed to optimize organ viability and function and maximize gifts to save more lives and optimize organs transplanted per donor.

The individual will utilize evidence-based practice implementation experience and work collaboratively with transplant centers and OPOs nationally to improve the donor management processes. The individual will be trained by the Medical Director and Executive Director on organ donor medication delivery practices and will escalate clinical concerns to the Medical Director and Executive Director as needed.

The individual will develop and maintain essential relationships with medical and administrative leaders at transplant centers and focus on improving the donation and transplantation of organs with Gift of Hope staff and leadership to improve the number and quality of organs.

The Advanced Practitioner will lead and participate in policy development, quality improvement initiatives, and training of donor management strategies while maintaining regulatory compliance and monitoring outcome measures. The individual works collaboratively with the Executive Director, Medical Director, department managers and others to provide advanced clinical practice expertise, implement evidence-based practices, oversee and improve clinical donation practices.

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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