RN Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Hemo / Oncology, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121249

Recruiter Contact: Misty Varone (mistyvarone@centura.org)

Clinic/Department: 7416 PAH KIDNEY PROCUREMENT


Schedule: Full-time

Shift:Typically Monday-Thurs: 8-4:30 and Fridays 7:30-3:30. (Call may be required some evenings and weekends)

Position Summary

Assumes responsibility and accountability for comprehensive care, support and education to transplant recipients, living donors and their families throughout all phases of the transplant process. Participates as a member of the transplant multidisciplinary team to identify and meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient, ensuring the coordination of the clinical aspects for the transplant recipient or living donor. Acts as a liaison between a kidney transplant program and dialysis facilities, as applicable. Utilizes the nursing process to promote and restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values of Centura Health.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Two years of recent acute care nursing experience

  • Previous transplant experience, preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Strong Computer skills


  • Current Colorado RN license

  • Current BLS from the American Heart Association

  • Clinical Transplant Coordinator certification, preferred

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Assesses patients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of records and clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes in a timely manner to ensure optimal patient outcome. Evaluations can be done in the hospital, outpatient setting, outreach facilities or via tele-medicine. *

  • Effectively performs a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to medication administration, specimen collection, catheterization, and minor surgical procedures. *

  • Serves as a patient advocate. *

  • Anticipates needs of provider, staff, patient and family. *

  • Implements patient plan of care and observes outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and physician directions. *

  • Assesses patient/family learning style and appropriately teach and document understanding. *

  • Engages patient/family to foster commitment to comply with plan of care. *

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care. *

  • Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, communications, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. *

  • Utilizes transplant specific patient database for completion of patient records and documentation.

  • Coordinates all aspects of transplant process for the transplant patient which may include outreach trips/travel. *

  • Provides patient and family education based on specific disease/condition and patient needs identified in established plan of care. *

  • Arranges for patient’s ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services as well as consultations. *

  • Evaluates outcomes of patient care and transplant process. Adjusts nursing care as necessary to ensure optimal patient care. *

  • Facilitates the flow of communication and process regarding UNOS listing, organ placement, recipient admission to the physicians, organ procurement organization, UNOS, hospital staff, and transplant team. *

  • Provides patient/family education. Utilizes resources for discharge planning including home care referrals if applicable. *

  • Maintains ongoing inpatient and outpatient coordination of care post-transplant for immediate and long-term follow-up, with 24 hour on-call responsibilities. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, workload and staffing through priority setting, use of sound critical thinking, and flexibility. *

  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical, legal, and professional nursing process. *

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

  • Maintains high skill level and professional growth through ongoing education, meeting attendance. *

  • Pursues and/or maintains certification as Transplant Coordinator. *

  • Participates in community-based activities. *

Physical Requirements

Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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