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Clinical Transplant Nurse RN Harrisburg

  • Job ID: 064404322
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Primarily Mon-Fri 7:30-4pm *See details below
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Renal Transplant-Kidney
  • Location: 205 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $34.30 to $53.15 / hour

Description

UPMC Harrisburg is looking for a Clinical Transplant Nurse (RN) to join their team. The RN should have 2-3 years of previous clinical experience to join the highly desired transplant team! Previous transplant experience is a plus, but not a requirement. This team offers exciting career ladder opportunities to help advance your career in this fulfilling specialty.

HOURS: Primarily Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm, 5-6 weekends/per year rotation. On-call responsibilities will be discussed further in interview

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the entry-level knowledge 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
  • Possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs

TRANSPLANT REFERRAL AND EVALUATION

  • Identifies appropriate transplant candidates upon referral and interacts with appropriate hospital staff.
  • Identifies requirements for candidate evaluation.
  • Coordinates the evaluation process for potential transplant candidates with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Functions as candidate advocate by applying knowledge of growth, development, educational and cultural background during candidate and family interaction.
  • Provides data to regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of compliance with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policies and listing requirements.

POST-TRANSPLANT OUTPATIENT 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.

POST-TRANSPLANT INPATIENT PERIOD

  • Monitors patient progress post-transplant
  • Educates recipient and family regarding care and responsibilities after transplantation
  • Collaborates with transplant team to establish and implement patient plan of care.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Obtains ABTC Certification
  • Attends practice-related conferences
  • Participates in educational and outreach activities
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to manager
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs
  • Participates in self-review as requested by manager
  • Responsible for adhering to On-Call schedule.

PERI-OPERATIVE PERIOD

  • Participates in transplant process according to UPMC protocol
  • Reviews potential recipient's current medical status to determine eligibility for transplant
  • Facilitates 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 as applicable
  • Exhibit ability to remove transplant recipient from the list per UNOS regulations as applicable.

PRE-TRANSPLANT PERIOD

  • Develops and institutes a teaching plan addressing transplant candidates learning needs
  • Maintains communication with patient and referring physician
  • Recognizes potential problems and/or significant changes during the waiting period and coordinates required care
  • Acts as a resource person for internal and external health care providers
  • Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of candidate process
  • Exhibit ability to maintain and update candidate listing status per UNOS regulations as applicable.

 

Qualifications

  • 2 years recent clinical nursing experience
  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice
  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing
  • BSN preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

It is preferred that within 2 years employee will obtain and maintain certification from the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) or other UPMC approved certification associated with the service line upon eligibility in order to be promoted to Clinical Transplant Coordinator II.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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