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Job Title: Donor Family Grief Advocate
Location: Miami, FL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/07/2022
Expire Date: 08/07/2022
Job Categories: Medical
Job Description
Donor Family Grief Advocate
The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) has an exciting opportunity for a Donor Family Advocate Coordinator. The incumbent in this position conducts services related to LAORA Donor Family Services programs to families of potential organ donors and will follow up through the LAORA Aftercare Program. The Donor Family Services Coordinator is a dual advocate who always responds to potential donor families in a respectful and sensitive manner to ensure the needs of the family are met while advocating for potential recipients in need of transplants. Engages with Clinical and Hospital Services leadership to foster, promote and sustain cross-departmental collaboration in support of optimal outcomes.

Rotates 24-hour call responsibilities with other Family Care team members.
Provides family support and assistance through sensitive and respectful consideration of culture, beliefs, and the grieving process.
Responds to donor hospital referrals on-site and by telephone to provide education and facilitate the referral, donor, or family support process.
Attends Designated Requestor Training annually.
Maintains an acceptable authorization rate as determined by LAORA Leadership.
Makes a positive presentation regarding the donation process and options with the objective of achieving authorization for donation. Demonstrates the use of essential elements of Dual Advocacy.
Completes all medical and legal documentation necessary for organ / tissue donors and referrals, demonstrating proficiency in LAORAIS.
Consults with clinical Administrator -On -Call, as needed, to verify medical suitability and provide sequential updates as the case progresses.
Makes contact (huddles) with the attending M.D. and hospital staff, to establish relationships and establish a plan for family interaction.
With the healthcare professionals, keeps the family, informed as to the status of their loved one, explains what is occurring, timeframes of events and meets the needs of the families.
Other functions as assigned or required to meet department or organizational need.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
CPTC, Credential as RN, CRT, Foreign MD, EMT or Paramedic preferred.
ACLS and BLS certifications, and PALS (optional)
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