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Critical Care RN/RT - Organ Donation Coordinator 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  



The Critical Care Organ Donation Coordinator engages in on-site facilitation of organ donation opportunities by providing clinical care to the donor, prompt professional coordination with the hospital team, and compassion throughout the event honoring the gift of life. Collaborate closely with colleagues, donor hospital staff and physicians to develop a plan for the family discussion of donation, legal authorization and/or support for donor designation and a bereavement plan. Provides timely preparation and clinical oversight of the donor for the surgical recovery in the operating room. Collaborates, ensuring effective, respectful and strong communication with hospital staff, physicians and related donation agencies to coordinate the allocation and recovery of organs, eyes and tissues for transplantation to offer hope and healing to recipients.


  • Engages in on-site coordination and facilitation of organ donation opportunities by providing clinical care to the donor.
  • Establishes rapport with donor families or Legal Next of Kin (LNOK) providing respectful and compassionate support during the donation process across the service area.
  • Ensures effective, respectful and strong communication and collaboration with hospital staff, physicians, related donation agencies, and other LS team members to fulfill donation wishes throughout service area.
  • In collaboration with management, engages as a clinical organ donation subject matter expert across the organization.

If this sounds like something of interest to you, please click here to review the job description to see if you meet the qualifications. (Please view link on the job posting through our employment page:

This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

Position Requirements


  1. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy or related medical field and a minimum of 2 years of critical care or emergency room experience or a combination of equivalent education & experience.
  2. Requires Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
  3. Prefer Critical Care Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  4. Proven successful demonstration of relationship management skills with the ability to problem-solve effectively and efficiently.
  5. Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills to confidently execute reasonable and sound decision making.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills including effective written correspondence, active listening, and professional customer service response at all levels.
  7. Proven self-directed, motivated contributor with a strong initiative and ability to function autonomously, establish priorities and work effectively within a team environment.
  8. Excellent organizational, critical thinking, collaboration and analytical skills are fundamental.
  9. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information including, but not limited to, personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
  10. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  11. Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices, and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.


  1. Requires a variable on-call and in-office blended schedule to ensure 24-hour coverage which includes weekdays, nights, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to adjust schedule to accommodate organizational needs including times of high clinical volume. Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  2. Must maintain a valid driver license and have reliable personal automobile to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines. Must be able to travel within the service area (MN, ND, SD) by ground or air.
  3. Affected team member in Category I are regularly exposed to bloodborne pathogens and have a potential for this exposure or handle materials that could spread infection (one or more potential opportunities per month). Additionally, they have regular interaction with staff in patient or donor areas in a hospital or clinic setting while performing their assigned job duties.
  4. Frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds and carry short distances.
  5. Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, TSA pre-check, health screening and background check requirements.
Shift Rotating  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 4/13/2020  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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