Lung Transplant Coordinator

 
Position: Lung Transplant Coordinator

Job ID: 156082

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 setting. In this position, 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 pretransplant 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.

 

This position is Monday- Friday 8a-5p with donor on-call (1-2 weeks/month)

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Identifies appropriate candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff
  • Identifies possible co-morbidities in the transplant candidate and evaluates as indicated Ensures that patients are assessed for presence of malignancy prior to listing
  • Assesses candidate/family/legal guardian’s understanding and educational needs related to the transplant process
  • Communicates with the organ procurement agency and collects the appropriate data necessary for decision-making regarding organ acceptance/rejection for transplant
  • Monitors patient progress post-transplant
  • Identifies and responds to recipient/ family/legal guardian’s educational, psychosocial, and economic needs in posttransplant phase
  • Identifies appropriate living donor candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff
  • Attends practice-related conferences, in-services, and educational opportunities to stay abreast of new developments in the field of transplantation


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or one of the below educational qualifications is required -or-
  • Associate’s degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement -or-
  • Technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement -or
  • Must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN
  • Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required
  • RN from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners required
  • BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association required
  • 2 years pediatric or solid organ transplant nursing experience required


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