The clinical Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 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 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. APRN will be responsible for managing care of outpatients peri-operatively, answering telephone inquiries and filling prescriptions as appropriate. Nurse must have a high level of expertise to perform assessments/diagnosis/treatment of actual/potential problems of patients. Participates in quality and performance improvement processes. Assists in providing education to patients, families and staff regarding transplant and associated plan of care.
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:
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
50% The APRN will be expected to provide comprehensive health assessments, determine diagnoses, implement treatment plans, prescribe medical treatments and manage health issues for patients in collaboration with the designated physician(s). 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.
25% The APRN will work autonomously as well as in collaboration with a variety of individuals to diagnose and manage patients' health care problems; and will serve as a health care resource, interdisciplinary consultant, and patient advocate.
20% The APRN will also coordinate the multidisciplinary care of patients, facilitating all necessary consults, assuring that care is timely and appropriate.
5% takes organ offer call and collaborates with the physician for the admission and management of the potential recipient.
Master Degree, Major Nursing
Nursing experience (years) 2-3
Professional License/Certificate: Current Arkansas APRN License (Adult or Family)
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.