Career Development Model
The NATCO Career Development Model
NATCO developed this model to help you align the programs and activities that we offer to fit with your place along the development spectrum.
1. Develop personal skills and competencies
As someone new to the field of transplant, your education and training begins with content that gives you an understanding of the basic competencies for your role as a procurement or transplant coordinator.
2. promote publication, research, and advocacy
As you gain experience and confidence in your role, we encourage you to develop skills needed to publish articles in the NATCO journal, Progress in Transplantation, and to submit your research as abstracts for presentation at our national conferences. We also encourage your participation in the UNOS public comment process and provide committee forums to facilitate this participation.
3. Provide Leadership training
In time, you may be interested in obtaining higher level credentials to demonstrate your technical knowledge in the field. We provide opportunities to prepare for certification in procurement, transplant, and preservation. NATCO also offers the only program available for procurement and transplant coordinators to acquire the mindset, skillset, and toolsets necessary for front-line personnel to develop into emerging leaders.
4. Encourage natco leadership and community leadership
As an experienced clinician and leader in your field, we encourage you to give back to the community through your participation in NATCO committees and workshops. The progression from Committee-Chair to NATCO Board member sets the stage for further leadership within the donation and transplant community. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the world of transplant.