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Oregon Health & Science University Director of Clinical Operations, Pacific NW Transplant Bank in Portland, Oregon

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership of the clinical operation of the Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank (PNTB). PNTB is the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Oregon, southern Washington and SW Idaho. Critical intentions of this position are to maximize availability of organs for transplantation from throughout the service area; ensure that professional and public education concerning donation and transplantation is carried out; support all donor services to 84 hospitals within this designated service area; oversee organ donation systems, retrieval and distribution systems; act as liaison between staff and administration at OHSU and staff, administration and physicians at hospitals within the service area.

As part of the national network of organ procurement organizations (OPO) an additional purpose of the position is to research, plan, develop, implement, monitor, analyze and revise clinical activities, and administrative support activities for PNTB. The Director of Clinical Operations provides oversight of day-to-day operations to ensure PNTB’s successful fulfillment of its federal mandate to fully realize the potential internal organ donor pool in the designated service area. Participates in Administrator On-Call (AOC) for 24 hour coverage with the administrative team.

  • Assess donor potential in all 84 service area hospitals, collaborates on hospital specific strategies and action plans to optimize donor recovery, performs data analysis and develops quantitative tools to assess the effectiveness of clinical programs. Responsible for the leadership of the clinical operations team. Actively participates in the budgeting process and monitors departmental budgets within the ongoing financial expectations, as set out by OHSU administration. This includes efforts to improve cost effectiveness, and ongoing assessment of opportunities for increased productivity.

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key transplant center customers. Collaborates with external partners to maximize effectiveness of clinical operations. Maintains positive relationship with tissue banking partners in the community.

  • Responsible for administrative call. May function as the Executive Directors counterpart on clinical matters in their absence in order to provide timely response and information

  • Engages in Regional and National activities, meetings and initiatives with professional associations such as United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS)/ Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN), Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), as appropriate. Develops and oversees quality improvement processes and participates in ongoing quality improvement arenas with peer groups. Takes all necessary steps to ensure PNTB’s ongoing regulatory compliance as well as accreditation by the Association of Organ Procurement.

  • Researches and implements professional development for department staff. Provides performance appraisals and reward and disciplinary action as appropriate.

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Four years clinical OPO experience. Seven years healthcare leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by department.

  • Comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professions represented in and involved with organ recovery and transplantation.

  • Knowledge and ability to apply the principles and practices of business and human resource management.

  • Knowledge of labor relations and application of labor agreements.

  • Knowledge of and personal skill in application of information management and personal computer applications.

  • Effective mediation, diplomacy and human resource management skills.

  • Masters of Science degree

  • Hospital based OPO leadership experience.

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and take administrative call as needed 24x7.


Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-7020

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Downtown

Job Type: Unclassified Administrative

Posting Department: Pacific NW Transplant Bank

Posting Pay: Commensurate with qualifications

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: 40 hour work week and 24 hour Administrative On-Call (AOC) as needed

HR Mission: Healthcare