Transplant Coordinator- Lung

 
Position: Transplant Coordinator- Lung

Job ID: 145510

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lung 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 Lung Transplant Coordinator - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll 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 :

  • Transplant referral and evaulation

 

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

 

 

  • Knowledge and ability to monitor and coordinate care of the candidate awaiting organ transplantation

 

 

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

 

 

  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate transplant process when organ becomes available to transplant candidate

 

 

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

 

 

  • Understanding of post-transplant management including medications, complications, interventions and discharge planning in the coordination fo recipient care

 

 

  • Monitors patient progress post-transplant

 

 

  • Knowledge and ability to coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in the outpatient setting to achieve optimal physical, social and emotional rehabilitation

 

 

  • Identifies and responds to recipient/ family/ legal guardian's educational, psychosocial and economic needs in post-transplant phase

 

 

  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate living donation/transplantation, and will utilize that knowledge to coordinate the care of the living donor for evaluation and live organ donation

 

 

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

 

 

  • Proficiency and continual growth in the knowledge of transplantation

 

 

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

 

 



Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Renal, Liver, Heart and Lung pathophysiology and the transplant process Ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based/critical competencies including the specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate patients Positive interpersonal skills Utilize time and resources in a cost effective manner Flexibility Excellent verbal and written communication skills Delegation Operate basic equipment Read and analyze basic medical equipment Ability to show diplomacy and sensitivity in caring for families facing end stage organ failure of their child Ability to coordinate an interdisciplinary health care team efficiently and in a collaborative manner RN licensure by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners Two (2) years of pediatric or solid organ transplant nursing experience Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

 



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