Transplant careers

Medical Director

Website Midwest Transplant Network

The Medical Director is responsible for overseeing development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards related to organ and tissue donation, donor selection and recovery. Provides clinical education and research activities to support the science of improvement efforts and serves as a resource for clinical management of organ donors.




1.     Participates as a member of the MTN Critical Care Committee and provides (TBD#) days of 24/7 call schedule to provide organ donor management consultation.

2.     Serves as the primary physician to support organ donor management in MTN Donor Care Unit, including interpretation of CAT Scan, radiographic and ultrasound results on donors.

3.     Provides 24/7 on-call support to the Organ or Tissue Administrator On Call (AOC) for organ and tissue donor screening questions when needed.

4.     Responsible for consultation and resolution of situations with tissue processors in which recovery team safety may be compromised during recovery, as determined by the Tissue AOC.

5.     Provides surgical recovery for organ donors in MTN service area as needed; Responsible for recovering a minimum number (TBD) of organs for transplant.

6.     Participates in organ referral and case review meetings to provide clinical expertise to staff.

7.     Coordinates development of manuscripts/abstracts and designs research activities concerning organ donor management, donor recovery, and efforts to further the science of donation and transplantation.

8.     Investigates and discusses surgical injuries with recovery surgeons and maintains oversight of quarterly surgical injury review meetings.

9.     Provides constructive feedback to physicians to address performance or behavioral issues.



1.     Responsible for collegial relationships with referring physicians, including addressing concerns and questions and as needed to, forge, build and mend relationships.

2.     Develops mutually respectful relationships with the transplant physicians and surgeons in MTN service area as well as participating in weekly transplant center debriefing calls.

3.     Serves as the Medical Director of record for organ and tissue programs to meet regulatory requirements.

4.     Performs physician education and in-service or symposium presentations in DSA hospitals for the purpose of increasing organ and tissue donation.

5.     Supports hospital services staff by providing clinical presentations and education as requested, as well as attendance at physician debriefing conferences and after-action reviews.

6.     Responsible for initial and annual certification of recovering physicians.

7.     In conjunction with leadership, directs and assists in MTN clinical staff education, with a focus on increasing the quality and quantity of organs and tissues recovered for transplantation.

8.     Works closely with the Board of Directors, CEO and Corporate Attorney in developing programs to ensure the continued success of MTN.

9.     Helps to maintain strong relationships with DSA Medical Examiners/Coroners in order to further develop sense of service and trust.

10.  Works with a Quality Department to ensure all appropriate notification to state health departments are     completed for positive infectious disease results as required by state law.

11.  In conjunction with the Director, Risk Management and Education responsible for documentation and follow up on adverse events, including working with the Director of Tissue Services for approving final summary reports for all tissue adverse outcome and complaint corrective actions.

12.  Monitors and approves revisions to the organ and tissue procurement policy and procedure manuals, including tissue processor SOPs.

13.  Maintains an ongoing relationship with local and national agencies and/or medical professionals as it relates to the representation of MTN and its interests.

14.  Presents the position of MTN to UNOS, AOPO and other organ and tissue procurement related organizations.

15.  Collaborates with MTN laboratory HLA director on research projects, including development of abstracts for presentation on research studies.

16.  Serves as a member of the MTN Advisory Board.



1. Active licensure in good standing to practice medicine in the state of KS required.

2. Critical Care Board Certification or equivalent education and experience.

3. Surgical experience of five or more years in organ recovery/transplantation of abdominal organs including kidney, liver and pancreas, preferred.

4. Proven ability to lead a team, coordinate internal and external resources and achieve measurable results against goals.

5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

6. Strong organizational, problem analysis and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate peers and achieve cooperation.

7. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.

8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.

9. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.

10. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.

11. OSHA Category I – Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.

12. Home internet connectivity required.

13. Proficient in Microsoft office applications, such as electronic mail, PowerPoint and Word.


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