Transplant Coordinator

 
Position: Transplant Coordinator

Job ID: 143657

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Renal Transplant Services

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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Summary:

We are searching for a Transplant Coordinator - someone who works well in a fast-paced primary care setting. You will coordinate all activities, at the highest quality of care for the transplant patient, family and living donor, at a developmentally appropriate level for patients served. This includes, but is not limited to, completing pre-transplant evaluations, preparation and presentation to the medical review board, coordination of organ transplant and living donation process, education of the in-patient transplant recipient including discharge teaching and planning for outpatient care and post-operative follow-up.

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Responsibilities :

  • Identifies appropriate candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff

 

 

  • Identifies requirements for candidate evaluation for transplantation for living donation ion collaboration with the transplant physician

 

 

  • Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the evaluation process for potential transplant candidates and living donors

 

 

  • Assesses candidate/family/legal guardian’s understanding and educational needs related to the transplant process

 

 

  • Develops and institutes a teaching plan addressing transplant candidate/family/legal guardian’s learning needs

 

 

  • Maintains/ensures communication with patient, referring physicians, payors, other health care providers and transplant team members

 

 

  • Participates in transplant process and adheres to transplant center policies, procedures, and protocols

 

 

  • Communicates with the organ procurement agency and collects the appropriate data necessary for decision-making regarding organ acceptance/rejection for transplant.

 

 

  • Shares necessary information about the donor organ, including ABO compatibility, with the transplant surgeon/physician

 

 

  • Monitors patient progress post-transplant

 

 

  • Identifies complications and considers interventions with the transplant team

 

 

  • Communicates recipient’s status to referring physician, health care providers and payors.

 

 

  • Identifies and responds to the educational, psychosocial and economic needs of recipient/ family/legal guardian during hospitalization

 

 

  • Identifies appropriate living donor candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff

 

 

  • Reviews and integrates into practice the current professional literature in the field of transplant

 

 

 



Qualifications:

  • RN licensure by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners

 

 

  • Two years of pediatric or solid organ transplant nursing experience

 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is preferred

 

 

  • Working knowledge of Renal, Liver, Heart and Lung pathophysiology and the transplant process

 

 

  • The ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based/critical competencies including the specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate patients

 

 

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills

 

 

  • Demonstrate flexibility and utilize time and resources in a cost effective manner

 

 

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

 

 



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