Transplant Coordinator I/II or TCIII NP SM Bowel
Primary responsibility is for the clinical case management of the Small Bowel Transplant recipient involving all phases of the transplant process, from initial referral throughout patient follow-up. This position requires an advanced level of expertise and overall understanding of organ transplantation for the organ type specified. Responsibility involves coordination of interdisciplinary medical care delivery system under the direction of the Medical Director; liaison functions with patient, family, medical staff, referring physicians, and insurance companies; individualized patient/family teaching; assessment of appropriate medical intervention for effective use of resources and quality assurance. Additional responsibilities include data collection for clinical management and certification requirements, development of educational materials and programs for patients, nursing staff and physicians. Develop clinical protocols, and policy and procedures. Community education and public relations. Transplant donor/recipient coordination and liaison function with organ procurement agencies.
The Transplant Coordinator reports directly to the Nurse Manager. Clinical functions are supervised by the Transplant Program Medical Directors and the Nurse Manager. Overall job performance is evaluated jointly by the Transplant Program Medical Directors and the Nurse Manager
TC I: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program with a BSN or MSN and 5 years of relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and or transplant experience (required).
TC II: Current California Registered Nurse license, graduation from an accredited nursing program with a BSN or MSN, CCTC and a minimum of 5 years relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and/or transplant experience. Must have CCTC or CPTC (required).
TC III: Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner, graduation from an accredited nursing program with BSN and MSN or MSN, a minimum of 5 years relevant RN experience with a combination of critical care and/or transplant experience. Must have CCTC after one year of experience.
An ability to case manage all aspects of a transplant patient's medical care from initial evaluation to post transplant follow-up; 2) apply a broad understanding and knowledge of organ transplantation, including immunology, immunosuppression, rejection and other complications of transplantation, drug toxicity and graft failure (required).
Ability to communicate effectively with persons of various cultural backgrounds. Good verbal and written communication skills (required).
Ability to interface effectively with patients and their families (required)
Excellent organizational skills, proficiency in meeting deadlines, ability to work independently and prioritize workload. Ability to manage numerous concurrent tasks in a high stress environment and deal with change (preferred).
Ability to effectively coordinate and assess patient care and act as a liaison with nursing staff, outside agencies, team physicians, referring physicians, patients and families. (Preferred)
9. Ability to teach about transplantation and medical management issues. (Preferred)
Transplant experience in the ICU or Step-down Unit preferred as an RN or NP. Small Bowel Transplant preferred.
Will hire a TCI, TCII or TCIII