Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Transplant Coord I-- Heart and Lung
Job ID: 688817
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Transplant_Heart and Lung
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:

Children's Hospital is currently hiring a Full Time Transplant Coordinator to support Heart and Lung Transplants. This position will work daylight Mon-Fri. 

The Transplant Coordinator will provide assessment of patient needs and coordination of multidisciplinary care throughout the phases of pre-transplant, transplant and post-transplant. Educates patient, family and care providers. Incorporates data and information to continuously improve care and practice. Organizes and submits data to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines. Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with others. Demonstrates respect and understanding of other clinical disciplines and uses an integrated approach to achieve desired patient outcomes. Ensures improvements in practice by assuming responsibility for self-development and lifelong learning. Care of Heart and Lung transplant patient population in an outpatient clinical setting. Case manage, educate, teach patients after their transplant. Assesses patients for potential complications after transplant surgery and helps to guide patients through their Transplant Life. Works closely with Transplant Physicians and other members of the Transplant Multi-Disciplinary Team.


The Clinical Transplant Coordinator I has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinical Transplant Coordinator I, in collaboration with Clinical Transplant Coordinator IIs, Supervisor, Clinical Transplant Coordinators, the transplant team and other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes. The Clinical Transplant Coordinator I must demonstrate the entry-level knoweldge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to patients under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. The Clinical Transplant Coordinator I also must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.

Responsibilities:
  • PERI-OPERATIVE PERIOD - Reviews potential recipient's current medical and financial status to determine eligibility for transplant. - Coordinates admission or transfer to UPMC. - Communicates with organ procurement agency/ORC and collects the appropriate data necessary for decision making re: organ acceptance/rejection for transplant.
  • POST-TRANSPLANT IN-PATIENT PERIOD - Monitors patient progress post-transplant and educates recipient/family regarding care and responsibilities after transplantation. - Collaborates with transplant team to establish and implement patient plan of care.
  • POST-TRANSPLANT OUT-PATIENT PERIOD - Identifies and responds to recipient and family needs in post-transplant phase. - Reinforces educational and follow-up requirements. - Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipient's health and organ function. - Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of recipient's progress. - Implements changes in drug therapy as ordered by physician. - Arranges for consultations, diagnostic procedures, and hospitalization when indicated. - Maintains communication with referring physician and other health care providers. - Assesses recipient's compliance with medications and medical regime; collaborates with transplant team to attain and maintain compliance.
  • PRE-TRANSPLANT PERIOD - Maintains communication with patient and referring physician. This includes clinical updates, identifying teaching needs and/or resources for family/patient and initiating any necessary clinical intervention. - Acts as a resource person for internal and external health care providers on the status of the candidate.
  • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - Obtains ABTC Certification within 2 years. - Takes action to improve knoweldge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. This includes attending practice-related conferences, participating in educational and outreach activities, etc.
  • TRANSPLANT REFERRAL AND EVALUATION - Receives referrals, triages appropriately and proceeds with evaluation requirements per protocol, including input from other team members. - Coordinates the evaluation process for potential transplant candidates with the multidisciplinary team. - Demonstrates knowledge of compliance with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and CMS policies/standards, including listing and removals.

Qualifications

3 years of recent clinical nursing experience is required. Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice. Diploma or Associates degree in Nursing required. 

 BSN is preferred. 

Must obtain a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on annual performance review to be promoted to Clinical Transplant Coordinator II.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure or eligible for Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Within 2 years must obtain certification from the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) upon eligibility and as mandated by Pennsylvania law.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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