Procurement Transplant Coordinator (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – July 14, 2016
Working for OneLegacy was a great experience for me. The RNs are given total autonomy in overseeing the whole organ donation experience from working with the hospital staff caring for potential donors, discussing the option with family members, working the patient up for the donation process, offering out the organs according to UNOS lists and overseeing the procurement process in the OR.
Every day was different. Due to the on call demand and long donation process a nurse is required to be available 24/7. Some of the donors would take 24 - 48 hours and one RN would be at the hospital for 24 hours. This took it's toll on me.
All about numbers, no empathy for families or employees
Coordinator consultant/trainer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2016
I have never worked in an environment so tied up in tallying up donors. Management hovers over you to try to push you to accept donors that are unacceptable. They have screens everywhere showing the number of people working with families and giving green lights to the coordinators every time legal paperwork is started. It's like a sales pitch and the sales person with the highest number wins. You are treated like you work at a Vegas car lot!
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2016
Typical Day at Work - drive personal car 80-90 miles/day, a lot of data entry, typical assignment of 4-6 patients, sit in car for several hours, sit at hospital for several hours, stare at computer/phone screen for several hours, independent
What I Learned - Organization prefers to hire externally instead of promoting from within
Management - Not flexible, unorganized
Coworkers - Inspirational
Hardest part of job - Managing home life, using income to pay for car expenses, low wages, sedentary, poor retention of employees, no career mobility, unorganized training/no didactic training, employees not valued
Most enjoyable part of job - Generous donors and families, rewarding mission
Great Pay......they have to because of how they treat employees
Donation (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 20, 2015
Fantastic mission and work within the donation world.....Management is the worst you can imagine....the treatment of employees is deplorable.....CA labor laws broken every day.....ethical and moral values questionable..it is sad because of the amazing work it should be
Donor Allocation Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 25, 2015
Great mission but a horrible place to work. The management lacks empathy or intelligible decision making. Staff is treated poorly and told to feel grateful. No growth at this job at all. They tend to hire college grads that do not have work experience and bank on them staying two years for the $20/hr pay until they can't take it anymore. Turn over rate is extremely high but quantity over quality is this companies them. I met some great co-workers, most of whom have left.
Pay is good for non-skilled college grad.
Limited pay-scale, no room for advancement, untrained management
FCS/ APTC (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 3, 2015
providing support to donor families such as: phone calls, post recovery outcomes and special events such as the Rose Parade float decoration, Donate Run Walk of Cal State Fullerton, and Donor Rememberance Ceremonies held every year.
TRANSPLANT COORDINATOR EMPLOYMENT (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 14, 2012
I was a donor transplant coordinator. My job included approaching families for donation, medically managing the patient, teaching nurses/medical students and physicians about organ donation. And speaking at community events and educating the public about organ donation.
met incredible families, worked with really fun people.