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Recovery Team Professional Code of Conduct (3.02)

Recovery Team Professional Code of Conduct (3.02) - Policies, Clinical, UWHC Clinical, Department Specific, UW Organ and Tissue Donation

3.02



POLICY
Established Date: July 2003
Effective Date: January 2018

Title: Recovery Team Professional Code of Conduct Policy Number: 3.02

Electronically Approved By: Michael E. Anderson, PA-C Anthony M. D’Alessandro, M.D.
Executive Director Medical Director



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PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD)
staff, University of Wisconsin (UW) Transplant Program staff, and external recovery teams conduct
themselves in a professional and courteous manner in UW OTD designated service area (DSA) hospitals.
The relationship between DSA hospital staff and UW OTD is vital to the success of the program to be able to
provide organs for patients awaiting transplantation. The support and assistance UW OTD receives from
DSA hospitals may be adversely affected when recovery teams behave in a manner that is unprofessional
and/or discourteous. Accordingly, unprofessional and discourteous behavior will be investigated and will
be subject to disciplinary action by UW OTD.

DEFINITIONS

“UW OTD team” includes any members of UW OTD, UW Transplant Program, or external recovery teams
that are present during the organ recovery procedures. An external recovery team may include staff from
an external transplant center and/or an external organ procurement organization (OPO).

POLICY

Code of Conduct
A. The UW OTD team will behave as guests within the DSA hospital.
B. The UW OTD team will demonstrate patience with DSA hospital staff that may not be familiar
with donation procedures.
C. The UW OTD team will demonstrate respect in their interactions with DSA hospital staff.

Improper Conduct of the Recovery Team
D. All improper conduct or violations of the code of conduct will be reported as follows:
1. Reported to the UW OTD executive director and/or the UW OTD medical director if the
alleged offender is a member of UW Transplant Program, an external transplant center,
or UW OTD (staff not designated below).
2. Reported to the UW OTD operational manager, clinical and donor family services if the
alleged offender is an UW OTD organ procurement coordinator (OPC).



POLICY
Established Date: July 2003
Effective Date: January 2018

Title: Recovery Team Professional Code of Conduct Policy Number: 3.02

Electronically Approved By: Michael E. Anderson, PA-C Anthony M. D’Alessandro, M.D.
Executive Director Medical Director



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3. Reported to the UW OTD surgical recovery manager if the alleged offender is an UW OTD
surgical recovery coordinator (SRC), UW OTD surgical recovery specialist (SRS,) or a
member of an external OPO.
E. The appropriate director or manager will investigate all claims of improper conduct or violations
of the code of conduct.
F. The appropriate director or manager will take any of the following actions as deemed necessary
and as determined by the severity or frequency of the incident.
1. For UW Transplant Program staff action may include:
i. A discussion of the incident with the alleged offender and the UW OTD executive
director and/or the UW OTD medical director
ii. A written warning
iii. Reporting the incident to chair or direct manager of the alleged offender
iv. Reporting the alleged offender to the UWHC professional conduct committee
v. A suspension or termination of recovery privileges with UW OTD.
2. For external transplant center staff or external OPO staff action may include:
i. A verbal or written warning
ii. A phone call to the direct manager of the alleged offender from the UW OTD
executive director and/or the UW OTD medical director
iii. A suspension or termination of recovery privileges of the alleged offender in all
UW OTD DSA hospitals.
3. For UW OTD staff action may include:
i. A discussion of the incident with the alleged offender and the appropriate
manager
ii. A verbal or written warning
iii. Suspension of employment
iv. Employment termination.