Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Transplant Coord I
Job ID: 01324577
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Renal Transplant-Kidney
Location: 205 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


This Clinical Transplant/VAD Coordinator I has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Clinical Transplant/VAD Coordinator I, in collaboration with Clinical Transplant/VAD Coordinators IIs, Supervisor, Clinical Transplant/VAD Coordinators, the transplant/VAD team and other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes.The Clinical Transplant/VAD Coordinator I must 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. The Clinical Transplant/VAD 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.

  • TRANSPLANT/VAD REFERRAL AND EVALUATION1. Identifies appropriate transplant/VAD candidates upon referral and interacts with appropriate hospital staff.2. Identifies requirements for candidate evaluation.3. Coordinates the evaluation process for potential transplant/VAD candidates with the multidisciplinary team.4. Functions as candidate advocate by applying knowledge of growth, development, educational and cultural background during candidate and family interaction.5. Provides data to regulatory agencies.6. Demonstrates knowledge of compliance with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policies and listing requirements.
  • POST-TRANSPLANT/VAD OUT-PATIENT PERIOD21. Identifies and responds to recipient and family needs in post-transplant/VAD phase.22. Reinforces educational and follow-up requirements.23. Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipient's health and organ function.24. Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of recipient's progress.25. Implements changes in drug therapy as ordered by physician.26. Arranges for consultations, diagnostic procedures, and hospitalization when indicated.27. Maintains communication with referring physician and other health care providers.28. Assesses recipient's compliance with medications and medical regime; collaborates with transplant/VAD team to attain and maintain compliance.
  • POST-TRANSPLANT/VAD IN-PATIENT PERIOD18. Monitors patient progress post-transplant.19. Educates recipient and family regarding care and responsibilities after transplantation.20. Collaborates with transplant/VAD team to establish and implement patient plan of care.
  • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT29. Obtains ABTC Certification.30. Attends practice-related conferences.31. Participates in educational and outreach activities. 32. Constructively receives feedback and direction.33. Identifies and communicates learning needs to manager. 34. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.35. Participates in self-review as requested by manager.36. Responsible for adhering to On-Call schedule.
  • PERI-OPERATIVE PERIOD13. Participates in transplant/VAD process according to UPMC protocol.14. Reviews potential recipient's current medical status to determine eligibility for transplant.15. Facilitates admission or transfer to UPMC.16. Communicates with organ procurement agency/ORC and collects the appropriate data necessary for decision making re organ acceptance/rejection for transplant as applicable.17. Exhibits ability to remove transplant recipient from the list per UNOS regulations as applicable.
  • PRE-TRANSPLANT/VAD PERIOD7. Develops and institutes a teaching plan addressing transplant/VAD candidates learning needs.8. Maintains communication with patient and referring physician.9. Recognizes potential problems and/or significant changes during the waiting period and coordinates required care.10. Acts as a resource person for internal and external health care providers.11. Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of candidate process.12. Exhibits ability to maintain and update candidate listing status per UNOS regulations as applicable.


Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice.

Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing.

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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current 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 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

    Salary Range: $31.93 to $49.48 / hour

    Union Position: No

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