The Clinical Transplant 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 patients and their families beginning with the evaluation for 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 member of the transplant team including physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, financial coordinators and administrative personnel
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:
Attends and participates in the pre transplant education sessions and pre and/or post-transplant clinic as assigned. Works effectively with clinic and floor personnel. Performs physical assessment if required. Follows through, in a timely manner, with orders and protocols for diagnostic studies for recipients. Assesses diagnostic study results, makes appropriate referrals and coordinates care with other disciplines. Provides patient and family education. Contributes to the education and acts as the resource person regarding transplantation for all staff nurses, referring physicians and outside agencies. Communicates effectively with referring physicians. Participates in research where appropriate. Attends transplant conference and participates in the patient selection and problem solving related to patient care and the department. Works efficiently and effectively with EHR. Triages patient problems over the phone according to established protocols, state regulations, and own assessment skills.
Coordinates the transplant process to include NMDP for cell acquisition. Understands FACT guidelines, NMDP rules and regulations. Provides continuum of care in the office, unit, and clinic during absences of other coordinators. Provides public and professional education where required.Assures the performance of necessary studies to determine a patients’ candidacy. Participates in both patient and family education. Assists in the evaluation and selection of potential living donors. Maintains appropriate monitoring of patients’ status throughout work-up and while on the deceased donor organ transplant waiting list. Works with the financial counselor on insurance issues and requirements. Submits data for listing patients on Tlaxis waiting list.
Assumes lead in directing responsibility of all patient and family education. Maintains communication with patients referring physician. Acts as a liaison between patient families and other health care team members. Prepares patients for discharge and outpatient follow-up. Assists with triage of post-patient calls during office hours and handles appropriately according to established protocol. Evaluates post patient laboratory results for abnormalities and follows up accordingly. Assures a smooth transition when patients are referred back to their referring physicians.
Required: RN License, 4 years nursing experience.
Preferred: Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, (BSN); National Certification; Transplant or Med/Surgical Experience