RN Recipient Transplant Coordinator
The Transplant Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating clinical aspects of care for patients in the pre, in-patient, and post transplant phases of the transplantation process. In addition, s/he provides direct patient care to patients who are awaiting or who have received a kidney, kidney/pancreas or pancreas transplant. This position maintains all policies and procedures, and works collaboratively with the Lead Coordinator, Physicians, social worker, financial coordinator, and support staff to provide comprehensive care to the recipient.
1. Assesses the suitability of and prepares potential transplant recipient for solid organ transplantation, applying recipient selection criteria. 2. Monitors and evaluates recipient health status and diagnostic tests on a regular basis and maintains appropriate records throughout all phases of the transplantation process 3. Facilitates evaluation and completes information/testing requirements for patient presentation at selection committee and communicates outcome to patient, and providers as needed. 4. Evaluates educational needs and provides teaching to recipients, families, and staff regarding expected outcomes, tissue typing, risks, complications and patient responsibilities during the transplantation process. Provides emotional support to family members. 5. Works closely with transplant team to fulfill QA and regulatory requirements and participates in QAPI meetings and Selection Committee meetings. 6. Facilitates OPTN/UNOS listing of transplant candidate and completes documentation requirements as needed. 7. Adheres to policy regarding re-evaluation and communication with patient during wait list period. 8. Facilitates transplant process during peri-operative period (i.e., when organ becomes available to transplant candidate). 9. Coordinates preoperative care for patient and monitors, evaluates and reports postoperative organ function. 10. Maintains communication with the patientÂ¿s physician; acts as liaison between the patient and patientÂ¿s family and other healthcare providers. 11. Serves as liaison and resource person for in-patient staff, residents and physicians. 12. Prepares patients for discharge and coordinates the care of the transplant recipient in the outpatient setting. 13. Utilizes the nursing process to plan, implement and coordinate patient care through collaboration with other healthcare team members. 14. Acts as a catalyst for the development of innovative activities and procedures that contribute to improvement in the delivery of patient care 15. Assumes responsibility for own continued learning and knowledge of current standards of practice 16. May be required to perform other duties as assigned or when necessary. 17. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 18. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Graduate of a NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing. 2. Bachelors degree in nursing. 3. Must have proven independent thinking, decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills. 4. Excellent skills to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and external constituents, both verbally and in writing. 5. Excellent ability to multi-task. 6. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and other Office programs. 7. Membership in North American Transplant Coordinators Organization. 8. Certified Clinic Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) certification within 30 months of hire Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Masters degree in nursing. 2. Minimum of 5 years in acute care medical/surgical setting. 3. Bilingual English/Spanish. 4. Previous experience working in a transplant center. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License. 2. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
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