The clinical Kidney Living Donor Coordinator is a professional registered nurse and a designated member of the transplant team whose primary responsibilities are directly involved with coordinating the clinical aspects of care. The coordinator works with the donor and their families beginning with the evaluation for donation and continuing through and after donation, 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, surgeons, nurses, social workers, dietitians, financial coordinators and administrative personnel.
Works closely with the Independent living donor advocate (ILDA) whose responsibilities are representing and advising the prospective living organ donor, protecting and promoting the interests of the prospective living organ donor, and respecting the prospective living organ donor’s decision and ensuring the decision is informed and free from coercion. Documentation will be maintained in the patient record. The ILDA: will not be involved in recipient transplantation activities on a routines basis; will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the transplantation process.
Even though, this position is focused mainly on the care of living donors, the coordinator will be trained and responsible for coverage for pre-transplant and in-patient coverage of organ recipients based on the needs of the program.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (70%)
Required: Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing; 4 years nursing experience
Preferred experience: critical/acute care and/or experience in at least one of the following: end stage organ disease, case management, or solid organ transplantation,
Leadership skills as evidenced by increased responsibilities such as charge nurse, preceptor, administration duties, or participation in a professional organization/committee.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Collaborative and facilitative skills
-Customer service/relations focus
-Excellent organizational skills
-Computer skills to include Word/Excel/Power Point