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Clinical Transplant Coordinator I

  • Job ID: 486612658
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 64953 POP35 HVI CardAdult PUH_Shady
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour


University of Pittsburgh Physicians is seeking a full-time Clinical Transplant Coordinator I to support the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and their Heart Transplant Program at UPMC Presbyterian!

This position will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Some call work may be required.

The Clinical Transplant Coordinator I has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. This position, in collaboration with Clinical Transplant IIs, the supervisor, other 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 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 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.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a clinical understanding of cardiovascular medicine, with any previous transplant environment/work experience being a plus.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • 3-5 years of recent clinical nursing experience.
  • 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 Coordinator II.
  • Clinical understanding of cardiovascular medicine preferred.
  • Transplant experience is a plus.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
Within two years, must obtain and maintain certification from the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC), CHFN (Certified Heart Failure Nurse), 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
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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