The clinical Transplant coordinator is a professional registered nurse and a designated member of the transplant team whose primary responsibilities are direcly involved with coordinating the clinical aspects of care. The coordinator works with the patients and their families beginning with the evaluation of transplantation and continuing through and after transplantation, in a compassionate and tactful manner in order to facilitate access to and provide continuity of care. The coordinator also works with the other members of the transplant team including physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, financial coordinators, and administrative personnel.
All UAMS employees will treat others with dignity and respect. We communicate and share complete and unbiased information assuring our colleagues receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order to make informed decisions. We participate in institutional initiatives and encourage the participation of others. We collaborate in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation using best pratices in delivering quality service. All duties will be performed in accordance with the UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care set forth by UAMS. These core concepts allow for an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design and staff day-to-day interactions. It leads to better health outcomes and wiser allocation of resources, and greater patient and family satisfaction. The core concepts of patient and family centered care consist of Dignity and Respect, Information Sharing, Participation and Collaboration.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (70%)
1. Attends and participates in the pre transplant education sessions and pre and/or post transplant clinic as assigned.
2. Works effectively with clinic and floor personnel
3. Performs physical assessment if required
4. Follows through, in a timely manner, with orders and protocols for diagnostic studies for recipients and living donors.
5. Assesses diagnostic study results, makes appropriate referrals and coordinates care with other disciplines
6. Provides patient and family education
7. Contributes to the education and acts as the resource person regarding transplantation for all staff nurses, referring physicians and outside agencies.
8. Communicate effectively with referring physicians.
9. Participate in research where appropriate.
10. Attend transplant conference and participate in the patient selection and problem solving related to patient care and the department.
11. Work efficiently and effectively with EHR.
12. Triages patient problems over the phone according to established protocols state regulations and own assessment skills.
13. Coordinates the transplant process to include NMDP for cell acquisition.
14. Understands FACT guidelines, NMDP rules and regulations.
15. Provide continuum of care in the office, unit, and clinic during absences of other coordinators.
16. Provide public and professional education where required
PRE TRANSPLANT PHASE: (15%)
I. Assures the performance of necessary studies to determine a patients candidacy;
II. Participates in both patient and family education;
III. Assists in the evaluation and selection of potential living donors
IV. Maintains appropriate monitoring of patients’ status through out work-up and while on the deceased donor organ transplant waiting list;
V. Works with the financial counselor on insurance issues and requirements;
VI. Submits data for listing patients on Tlaxis waiting list ;
POST TRANSPLANT PHASE: (15%)
I. Assumes lead in directing responsibility of all patient and family education;
II. Maintains communication with patients referring physician;
III. Acts as a liaison between patient families and other health care team members;
IV. Prepares patients for discharge and outpatient follow-up
V. Assists with triage of post patient calls during office hours and handles appropriately according to established protocol
VI. Evaluates post patient laboratory results for abnormalities and follows up appropriately;
VII. Assures a smooth transition when patients are referred back to their referring physicians;
3 years nursing experience
Med/Surg experience preferred
Current Arkansas State Board of Nursing License
Transplant Certification preferred