Transplant Nurse Coordinator:
Provides and coordinates the clinical care of potential and actual transplant candidates and recipients. Manages data for transplant patients and coordinates the clinical management of post-transplant patients. Provides follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-transplant, during transplant and post... [+] More
Transplant Nurse Coordinator:
Provides and coordinates the clinical care of potential and actual transplant candidates and recipients. Manages data for transplant patients and coordinates the clinical management of post-transplant patients. Provides follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-transplant, during transplant and post transplant. Typically requires a bachelor of science degree in nursing, current licensure as a Registered Nurse, and at least three years of nursing experience. Demonstrated expertise in transplants is typically preferred.
Coordinates and provides advanced nursing care for patients before and after organ transplantation. Coordinates the evaluation process for pre-transplant (referral) patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources. Reviews and prepares patient histories, physical examination results, pertinent laboratory data, and patient psychosocial assessments. Facilitates patient progress from identification as a potential transplant candidate through the research or treatment processes to post-discharge care, serving as concerned advocate, educator, and point of liaison for the patient. Assesses post-transplant organ function and general health status and collaboratively determines need for additional assessment or intervention. Facilitates the scheduling of studies or procedures for diagnostic purposes utilizing fiscal responsibility for patient and hospital costs. Participates in the development and implementation of protocol and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. Monitors the process and outcomes of routine care to determine the need for quality improvement. Coordinates transplantation processes when a donor is available including communication between physicians, the local organ procurement organization, patient/families, and the medical team involved. Completes necessary documentation according to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines including listing, status changes, and post-transplant follow-up information. Communicates with multidisciplinary team members, patients, and families regarding patient care/issues. Coordinates discharge plans for patients pre-transplant or post-transplant including appropriate referrals. Maintains patient transplant record with current data to facilitate communication. Educates patients along the continuum to assist understanding of processes and procedures surrounding pre-and post-transplant issues. Develops patient education materials or identifies external resources that are appropriate for patient education in all phases of transplantation care. Educates nurses and other multidisciplinary team members about patient care issues to promote positive outcomes for transplant patients. Documents care and treatment plans, patient response to treatment, and relevant correspondence. Interprets research and published data to nursing staff and colleagues concerning current issues in transplantation including those of a clinical, legal, ethical, or economic nature. Identifies areas for study and participates in and/or designs and conducts research. Serves as a consultant to nurses and other health care professionals regarding the care of the organ transplant patient. Serves as a community consultation resource through media, telephone, and transplant Internet links for information about transplantation and organ donation. May provide on-call coverage, including coordination of activities prior to transplant, and as medical triage for outpatients in collaboration with the physician on-call. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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