• RN Solid Organ Transplant Coordinator

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/11/2018 1:59 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-45435
    Category
    Nursing - Outpatient
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    ICE SUSL Kidney Acquist
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Post End Date
    10/26/2018
  • Overview

    Schedule: Days

     

    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:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts

    Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (70%)

    1. Performs living donor intake per policy
    2. Coordinates the overall evaluation process for potential kidney donors
    3. Assesses potential donor and family/caregiver perception of physical and psychosocial implications of donation.
    4. Responsible for performing the potential donor teaching: an overview of organ donation and kidney transplantation.
    5. Actively participates in transplant program community Outreach efforts.
    6. Communicate effectively with referring physicians (as appropriate)
    7. Participate in research where appropriate.
    8. Take call for organ offers and after hour calls for patients (as appropriate)
    9. Understands the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) policy as it relates matching of donor and recipients and organ acceptance.
    10. Provide public and professional education where requiredctively involved in quality assessment and process improvement activities
    11. Participates in quality metrics and data collection as needed

    Qualifications

    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

     

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