Donor Manager

Rochester, NY


The Donor Manger (DM) of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network responds to potential organ donor referrals at area hospitals, evaluates potential organ donors, medically manages consented donors in the ICU, allocates organs according to UNOS/OPTN policy and procedures and coordinates the recovery of organs and tissues from potential donors. Other responsibilities include taking initial referral information and taking organ offers from other OPO’s for patients listed on the local transplant lists. This position is on call 15 days per month that includes 2 on call weekends.


  • Maintains and manages donors, in conjunction with hospital care teams in the ICU, in accordance with OPTN/UNOS and FLDRN protocols to evaluate and optimize individual organ function.

  • Answers calls to screen and respond to organ donor referrals. Travels to donor hospitals to assess and evaluate potential organ donors. Determines medical suitability for organ and/or tissue donation through laboratory studies, medical record review and physical assessment.

  • Completes authorization form and obtains a Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) once willingness to donate is identified. Provides appropriate medical information regarding potential donor’s organ function to personnel at designated transplant center(s) according to the OPTN/UNOS match run list. Complies with OPTN/UNOS, New York State and FLDRN organ allocation policies. Arranges for transportation (ground and air) for local and visiting surgical teams to travel to the donor hospital. Communicates with Operating Room staff to arrange for scheduled OR time and notifies the preservation team. Prepares appropriate operative notes and medical examiner forms for completion by the procuring surgeons. Coordinates and communicates with all ancillary services related to recovery activity, such as medical examiner/coroners and/or pathologists as appropriate.

  • Completes all FLDRN paperwork and all information in iTransplant associated with local donor referrals, organ donors, organ import offers and imported organs accurately and in a timely manner. Resolves documentation issues as identified by quality assurance deportment for post donor follow up.

  • Attends clinical meetings and joint staff meetings as scheduled

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Physician’s Assistant or Allied Healthcare Provider (RN, LPN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, etc.) required

  • 2 years of experience in ICU, pre-hospital, Emergency Room required

  • Experience as Allied Healthcare Provider (RN; LPN, Paramedic, Resp Therapist etc.) required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Critical care experience, ACLS, TNCC preferred

  • Ability to manage complex tasks and coordinate multiple time sensitive responsibilities required

  • Must be on call 15 days per month, including 2 weekends required

  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) conducted by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ATBC) after 2 years required

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 72,800 - $ 94,640 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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