Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Clinical Transplant
Job ID: 730527
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Transplant Srvcs
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224



Children's Hospital is hiring a full time Clinical Transplant Manager to manage the day to day operations of the solid organ transplant service lines, perform reviews on direct reports, and budgetary responsibilities. This position will work Daylight Mon- Fri. 

Responsible for program development for Transplant (Abdominal and Kidney), ICARE and Hepatology Services. This includes marketing, website development, physician outreach and financial/operational assessments. Tesponsible for monitoring service quality and productivity and compliance with UNOS, CMS, DOH, JCAHO for all services including Cardiopulmonary transplant. Provides direct oversight of all acitivies and operational functions within the specific transplant program to include supervision of the Transplant Nurse Coordinators and support staff.

  • Assist in the interviewing and hiring of staff members working within the transplant programs and resolves all performance issues in a timely fashion utilizing the proper resources available through UPMC.
  • Assists in the marketing and business development activities related to the strategic growth of the transplant programs including participation with development of collateral materials, meetings with referral sources and participation with key community organizations.
  • Ensure assignment of patients to the respective nurse coordinators.
  • Ensure continuity of care is facilitated for patients including collaboration with the respective inpatient and outpatient units that care for transplant patients. - Develop and implement clinical pathways and treatment protocols in conjunction with the respective Medical Directors - Promotes collaborative working relationships with Interventional Radiology, Infusion Center and Dialysis or other applicable units. - Maintains an ongoing assessment of patient volumes associated with the specific transplant program and updates the respective Physician Leadership and Director, Transplant Services. - Establishes processes to ensure continuity of care for patients evaluated and treated by the pediatric transplant and gastroenterology physicians, including timely communication with patients and referring physicians. - Conducts staff meetings for the purpose of dissemination of information and monitoring employee concerns, needs and suggestions. - Creates a work environment conducive to productive performance and job satisfaction. Ensures open communication, sensitivity to personal problems and recognition of performance.
  • In coordination with the Director, Transplant Services and Compliance/Quality department, develop and implement operational and administrative policies and procedures in accordance with OPTN/UNOS and CMS regulations.
  • Oversee the day to day activities of the liver, intestine and kidney transplant programs and provide direct supervision to all staff.
  • Promote professional self-development by attending seminars, reading professional publications and taking part in professional organizations.
  • Provides oversight with the physician leadership and ensures operational/patient conferences are held to address clinical and operational issues.
  • Serve as the liaison between internal and external stakeholders functioning as a key resource as it relates to the specific transplant program.
  • Work with Ambulatory Services to meet departmental needs and facilitate enhanced efficiencies of the workflow processes in the clinic
  • Works collaboratively with the physician leadership and transplant center staff.
  • Works in collaboration with the Director, Transplant Services and Physician Leadership to develop an annual budget to assure patient care services and physician needs are met.


B.A. degree in nursing is required 5 years of nursing experience is required. Pediatric nursing experience is preferred. 

Masters degree in nursing, health administration or business is preferred.

 Ability to function autonomously and be able to direct individuals. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines in a timely and efficient fashion. Ability to meet the demands of multiple individuals in response to sudden workload changes. Demonstrate decisiveness and ability to commit appropriate resources to achieve the desired result, and assume responsibility for outcomes of decisions made. Excellent presentation skills and written and verbal communication skills required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
RN licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $30.89 to $52.76 / hour

Union Position: No

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