The role of transplant coordinator is one that encompasses specialized nursing care focused on protection, promotion, and optimization of the health and abilities of the patient awaiting transplantation as-well-as the transplant recipient. This position is responsible for working with the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate, oversee, and monitor medical and psychosocial activities related to organ transplantation; including the collection, organization, and submission of statistical data.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluate transplant recipients and potential recipients by obtaining personal and medical history, reviewing diagnostic and laboratory test results, and scheduling medical/psychosocial consultations as warranted. Assist physicians with medical treatment, and provide plan of care information to patients and/or family members. Schedule clinic visits, labs, diagnostic studies, admissions, and emergency visits, and coordinate patient transport. Provide telephone triage of patient related concerns, reporting medical providers with patient status/condition changes as warranted.
- Navigate, edit, and maintain the electronic medical record and other government/regulatory electronic data submission elements. Compile, calculate, and analyze statistical medical and operational data to report to government, regulatory, and medical organizations. Ensure the accuracy and completeness of government and regulatory required care plans and organ sharing forms.
- Provide on-call, pre and post-transplant related coverage to address the needs of patients, hospital staff and outside organizations that is facilitated by the use of a rotating call schedule. Act as the liaison with organ procurement organizations. Maintain transplant waiting list and advise physicians, patients, and/or families regarding eligibility status on the waiting list.
- Develop and provide education regarding the transplant evaluation process and care while awaiting transplantation. Also, provide ongoing education that begins during the initial transplant admission and continues throughout the patient's transplant related care at Children's.
- Participate in intra and interdisciplinary programs and committees, attend organ selection committee meetings, quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) review meetings, monthly departmental staff/education meetings, and participate in orienting fellows/residents.
- Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required
- Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred. BSN strongly preferred.
Licenses & Certifications
- Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas required
- Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) within 24 months of employment required
- Minimum 2 years of job related experience required
- Direct care of pre and post transplant patients preferred. Critical care experience strongly preferred.
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner on the phone and in person, and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
- Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executive and medical staff, patient families, and vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
- Must possess the ability to provide clear and accurate direction and guidance, and the ability to train other employees
- Must possess the ability to work independently or as a member of a team
- Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
- Must possess the ability to understand and communicate to others financial requirements
- Must possess the ability to understand hospital billing systems and insurance claim processes and contracts
- Must possess the ability to keep pace with technological advances (i.e. electronic medical records, electronic data submission tools, etc).
- Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
- Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Expiration Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015