Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Location
New York, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
4/20/2018
Closes
5/20/2018
Specialty
Hemo / Oncology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
 

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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Kidney Transplant Coordinator.

In this role, the successful candidate The Kidney Transplant Nurse Coordinator (KTP) is an important member of the multidisciplinary kidney transplant team. The KTP will oversee care for renal transplant candidates that have a tissue or blood type incompatible donor, as well as other complex renal transplant patient populations. Specifically, the KTP is responsible for: collecting clinical information about patients and potential donors, summarizing medical data, and presenting information to the transplant team; arranging diagnostic testing and treatment procedures for patients; providing education to patients and families about transplantation; interfacing with multiple providers to ensure optimal pre and post-transplant care; participating in a team that provides 24 hour on call coverage including patient calls, organ offers and transplant surgery scheduling.

Job Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with physicians, coordinates laboratory, radiologic, and diagnostic studies for evaluation for transplantation.
  • Maintains contact with assigned caseload between visits, based on their particular needs. Initiates appropriate responses to issues and problems during these contacts.
  • Communicates with the multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care. Interfaces with transplant surgeons, physicians, social workers, immunologists and others to plan and execute desensitization and other specialized transplant protocols.
  • Provides patient and family education.
  • Collects data to conduct kidney paired donation matches.
  • Interfaces with outside paired donation vendors and other transplant centers to formulate donor and recipient swaps and chain transplants.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to the transplant team regarding donor and recipient incompatibility protocols.
  • Informs referring physicians and dialysis units of patient status and needs.
  • Liaisons with the inpatient transplant team to ensure continuous care for the incompatible kidney transplant patients.
  • Teaches ancillary services including plasmapheresis, tissue typing laboratory and others about the nuances of incompatible transplantation through in-services and other educational forums.
  • Monitors post-transplant patient indicators and coordinates post-transplant care with the NYULMC physicians as well as the patients local physician.
  • Provides excellent patient services to ensure satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Including any potential licensure
Licensure: Current registration as a Professional Nurse in New York State
Education: Bachelors Degree in Nursing
Experience: At least five years of clinical nursing practice, ability to apply nursing process toward achievement of specific outcomes in an organized fashion.
Competencies: Self-directed worker, able to work independently; excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; creative problem solving and critical thinking ability, understanding of complex antibody profiles..

Required Licenses: Registered Nurse License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in kidney transplantation, paired kidney donation, organ transplantation, living donation, renal disease and/or dialysis. CCTC Certification, membership in ITNS and/or NATCO desirable.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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