Primary responsibility is for the clinical case management of the transplant recipient involving all phases of the transplant process, from initial referral through out patient follow-up. This position requires an advanced level of expertise and overall understanding of organ transplantation for the organ type specified. Responsibility involves coordination of interdisciplinary medical care delivery system under the direction of the Medical Director; liaison functions with patient, family, medical staff, referring physicians, and insurance companies; individualized patient/family teaching; assessment of appropriate medical intervention for effective use of resources and quality assurance. Additional responsibilities include data collection for clinical management and certification requirements, development of educational materials and programs for patients, nursing staff and physicians. Develop clinical protocols, and policy and procedures. Community education and public relations. Transplant donor/recipient coordination and liaison function with organ procurement agencies.
The Transplant Coordinator reports directly to the Nurse Manager. Clinical functions are supervised by the Transplant Program Medical Directors and the Nurse Manager. Overall job performance is evaluated jointly by the Transplant Program Medical Directors and the Nurse Manager.
Please see Qualifications
TC I: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program and a BSN or MSN degree with 5 years of relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and or transplant experience TC II: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program and a BSN or MSN degree with a CCTC and 5 years of relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and or transplant experience Prior experience with organ transplant candidate referral process, evaluation workup procedures and UNOS listing, preferred Prior Liver Transplant experience, preferred An ability to case manage all aspects of a transplant patient’s medical care from initial evaluation to post transplant follow-up; apply a broad understanding and knowledge of organ transplantation, including immunology, immunosuppression, rejection and other complications of transplantation, drug toxicity, and graft failure, preferred Ability to teach about transplantation and medical management issues, preferred Ability to walk/navigate throughout the Medical Center campus, including surrounding buildings. Frequent sitting and standing. Ability to lift packages and patient charts up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet. Strong typing skill necessary for large volume data entry into transplant database and Care Connect. Ability to handle high volume, high stress clinical environment, required
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