Clinical Transplant Coord

Summary:
The Clinical Transplant Coordinator is a Registered Nurse. The role of the Clinical Transplant Coordinator is to act as an independent practitioner as well as an essential member of the transplant team. Reporting to the Transplant Manager responsible for the development promotion and coordination of a multidisciplinary plan of care from the time of referral for transplantation through the evaluation process hospitalization and continuing after discharge to assure adequate health maintenance.

 

Responsibilities:
Continuously improve the quality of services provided. Consistently meet or exceed service expectations of constituents. Treat each person with respect and dignity. Be truthful equitable and open in all relationships. As a focus of practice utilize and allocate resources appropriately with concern for safety. Work with others to fulfill the mission and promise of The Division of Organ Transplantation.



Meet and maintain competence as defined by the Division of Organ Transplantation experience and credential requirements.



Provide direct nursing care.



Implement and coordinate the steps of the nursing process assessment diagnosis goal setting prescription intervention and evaluation.



Implement the prescribed medical regimen evaluate the patient responses to the regimen and advise the physician of changes in patient condition.



Perform extended functions in accordance with hospital protocols and policies.



Participate in clinical and departmental level collaboration activities such as but not limited to joint case presentations and grand rounds.



Collaborates on a continuous basis with the patient family physician professional nurses and other health care team members to integrate evaluate and ensure continuity of the plan of care for the patient and family.



Identify each patient�s self/home care needs and plans collaboratively with the patient family professional nurse physician health care team and community agency to address them.



Confer with and make referrals to health care team resources within the hospital and the community and serve as a consultant to others.



Provide coordinate and document teaching for patients and families related to management of health care problem health promotion and rehabilitation.



Participate in related clinical and operational research activities.



Assume responsibility for the following pre-transplant functions:

- Evaluate appropriate candidates for renal and pancreas transplantation.

- Develop and maintain ongoing involvement with patient living donor and family before during and after transplantation therapy.

- Facilitate the pre-transplant work-up and living donor work-up by coordinating the evaluation process collecting laboratory data coordinating social services dietary pharmacy and rehabilitation therapy and by initiating and screening appropriate candidates for referral to the transplant team.

- Maintain an up-to-date list of all patients awaiting a cadaver or living donor transplant.

- Review and update medical status of patients with the transplant team on a monthly basis.

- Communicate with members of the transplant team referring physician and dialysis personnel to facilitate the initial treatment evaluation. Ensure continuity of post-operative care of the transplant recipient.

- Develop and maintain teaching tools for patients donors families and Rhode Island Hospital nursing staff.



Assume responsibility for the following post-transplant functions:

INPATIENT:

- Assess/reinforce education with the patient and family

- Assist in preparation for discharge

- Maintain detailed data surrounding the transplant episode

- Serve as consultant/resource for nursing personnel in the development of a nursing care plan for each patient

- Reinforce treatment protocols

- Participate in daily transplant patient rounds



OUTPATIENT:

- Assess patient knowledge and compliance with medical regime

- Coordinate necessary follow-up testing and visits

- Collaborate with transplant team concerning treatment decisions

- Monitor status changes in patient condition and report to appropriate personnel

- Review test/chart results and maintain transplant patient flow chart

- Reinforce treatment protocols and research studies

- Assist in the compliance of data and writing of reports for regulatory agencies and national data collection institutes (UNOS NEOB HICFA MEDICARE)



Utilize the nursing process to promote quality patient care while participating in the development and implementation of nursing care standards.



Assist with the education of nursing staff in areas of normal renal/pancreatic function transplant and renal tissue donation with emphasis on identifying nursing issues. Act as preceptor to staff and students to develop their expertise in the area of transplantation.



Independently seek ongoing education appropriate knowledge skills and experience to develop clinical and interpersonal skills. Share appropriate information with peers.



Maintain knowledge of nursing care of those who suffer from Diabetes End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) dialysis and transplant therapies.



Participate in the development of internal and external educational programs related to renal and pancreas transplantation involving inpatients nursing staff outpatient dialysis units hospitals and other community groups.



Participate in data collection and collaborate with appropriate governing agencies including but not limited to HICFA UNOS UNET ESRD Network and the New England Organ Bank.



Participate in professional organization.



Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

BS in Nursing or other related health care field; Graduate of NLN accredited School of Nursing; Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.



Membership in National Association of Transplant Coordinators preferred; Transplant certification preferred.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the age groups of the population served including knowledge of growth and development ability to interpret age specific data and response to care and provide age appropriate communication.



EXPERIENCE:

Three to five years medical/surgical nursing experience with transplant experience; Experience in caring for pre- and post-transplant patient; Experience and knowledge of the live and cadaver kidney donation process preferred; Experience with computer programs/databases preferred.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Prolonged extensive or considerable standing and walking; Lift position push and/or transfer patients and equipment; Considerable reaching stooping bending kneeling and crouching; Frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals sick patients bodily substances noise and hazardous materials; Regular exposure to the risk of blood borne diseases and other transmittable infections; Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances; subject to varying and unpredictable circumstances; Handle and triage emergency and crisis situations; Considerable computer work.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: UNAP