RN Lung Transplant Coordinator 1.0 FTE

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 3 months ago

POSITION TITLE: Transplant Coordinator RN

DEPARTMENT: Varies

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Manager, Clinical Director or Assistant Vice President

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Facilitate/coordinate all transplant specific phases of care and processes for transplant recipients.

Maintains documentation of requirements for certified transplant centers. Collaborates with all team

members to provide individualized, multidisciplinary patient care. Participates in quality improvement

efforts in alignment with program, department and hospital strategic plan.

QualificationsRequired:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Two years of relevant clinical nursing experience

  • Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse OR obtained with 3-5 years Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

OR (Only required for direct care. For non-acute care, this is preferred)

Preferred:

  • Two years transplant experience

  • RN II advancement or above

  • Two years pediatric experience

Skills & Competencies

  • Communication
  • Advanced

Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Professional Acumen

Demonstrates professional skills in the assessment, planning, execution and evaluation of treatment plans

for the transplant patient.

  • Diversity

Relates to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.

  • Professional Knowledge

Professional knowledge of the growth and development process of pediatric and adult patients and clients.

Competency in basic nursing practices and skills. Adapts to stressful or crisis situations; identifying

strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources. Possesses interest and willingness to broaden

knowledge and skills in nursing practice. Demonstrates professional skills in the assessment, planning,

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execution and evaluation of treatment plans for the transplant patient. Facilitates/coordinates evaluation

and listing for potential candidates. Exhibits knowledge and ability to facilitate the transplant process

at the time of transplant. Understands of post-transplant management, including medications,

complications, interventions and discharge planning. Knowledge of regulatory policies and listing

requirements.

  • Professional Demeanor

Work well as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrates enthusiasm in providing family-centered

care.

Responsibilities

  • Clinical Knowledge and Practice

Maintains professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide evaluation and treatment of

complex patients in one or more specialty areas. Interprets relevant clinical data and is an active

participant on the medical decision making care team. Ensures comprehensive and complex healthcare needs

(medical, psychosocial and economic), are continually monitored and addressed. Monitors and routinely

updates the patient's status on the national registry waiting list. Remains current on clinical policy,

guidelines and regulatory changes. Maintains current knowledge of transplant center outcomes and

performance standards.

  • Family Centered Care

Advocates for the patient and family as they navigate through the complex healthcare setting by providing

resources and coordinating care. Empowers patient and family to actively participate in family centered

rounds and medical decision making. Empowers the patient and family to problem solve and become

independent in managing care for the transplant patient in the home setting. Develops a plan in

conjunction with the multidisciplinary team to prepare and support the adolescent transplant patient in

self-management of their chronic illness. Facilitates/coordinates the process of transfer of care to an

adult transplant center.

  • Patient/Family Education

Provides individualized patient/family education throughout all phases of care and provides an ongoing

assessment of the effectiveness of education provided. Plans, conducts, and evaluates educational

materials and activities provided for patients and families in response to educational needs. Educates

candidate/family about the evaluation process, regulations, allocation, pre transplant listing phase,

transplant process, donor/recipient confidentiality, post-operative transplant care, symptoms and

surveillance of infection and rejection, risk and benefit of immunizations, potential financial issues and

candidate/family responsibility throughout the transplant process. Assesses candidate and family

educational deficits of transplant process. Reinforces education and follow up requirements needed for

successful outcome.

  • Communication/Collaboration

Maintains thorough, accurate, and timely electronic documentation of all patient encounters to ensure safe

transitions between all transplant specific phases of care. Communicates effectively with patients, family

and multidisciplinary team members, as well as referring and primary care provider and consultants

regarding patient clinical findings and plan of care within a timely manner. Maintains/ensures

communication with patient, referring physician, payors or other health care providers throughout the

transplant process. Collaborates with nursing staff, social work and other health care providers to

establish and implement patient care plan according to current standards of care.

  • Professional Development

Participate in, contribute to and promote continuing education around transplant and care of the

transplant patient. Participates in improvement initiatives and projects within the institution. Serves

as a resource to internal and external organizations to provide specific education appropriate to the

needs of transplant professionals. Maintains current knowledge of and complies with institutional policies

and procedures. Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of current regulatory oversight requirements for

transplant centers including active participation in ongoing survey readiness and site visit process.

Maintains current knowledge of transplant center outcomes and performance standards. Maintains knowledge

of regulatory requirements for the transplant center and ensures required documentation is completed.

Maintains knowledge of guidelines and standards and acts as a resource for internal and external health

care providers.

  • Transplant Referral and Evaluation

Facilitates/coordinates evaluation and listing of potential transplant candidate. Identifies requirements

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and provides oversight of the candidate evaluation process. Interprets serological results and their

implications for transplant. Gathers and communicates serological results and blood type in accordance

with regulatory requirements. Identifies possible co-morbidities and absolute and relative

contraindications for potential transplant recipients. Functions as candidate advocate by applying

knowledge of growth, development, educational and cultural background during candidate/family

interactions. Collects and evaluates medical, psychosocial and financial data for review by transplant

team. Communicates with referring physician, other care providers, payors and transplant team members

regarding the candidate status and evaluation outcome. Provides data to regulatory bodies for listing

statistics.

  • Pre-Transplant Period

Monitor and coordinate care of the candidate awaiting transplantation. Ensures monitoring per transplant

center specific standards. Identifies and responds to the psychosocial and economic needs of the

transplant candidate during the pre-transplant period. Exhibits ability to maintain and update candidate

listing status per regulatory regulations. Identifies the need for candidate re-evaluation and initiates

process when appropriate. Acts as a resource for internal and external health care providers.

  • Peri Operative Period

Participates in transplant process according to specific standards. Shares pertinent information about the

intended recipient including ABO compatibility with the transplant team. Facilitates admission or transfer

of patient to the transplant facility. Notifies transplant team of pending medical and/or surgical

procedure. Remove transplant recipient from list according to regulatory guidelines. Provides outcome

specifics to regulatory bodies for donor family follow up.

  • Post-Transplant Period

Demonstrates understanding of post-transplant management including medications, complications,

interventions and discharge planning. Coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in the outpatient

setting to achieve optimal physical, social and emotional rehabilitation. Identifies complications and

considers interventions with the transplant team. Coordinates/ensures discharge planning to provide for

continuity of care. Assess recipient's compliance with medication and medical regimen and collaborates

with transplant team to attain and maintain compliance. Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipient

health (and if applicable the organ function) with transplant physician. Communicates adjustments in

patient plan of care and drug transplant therapy as ordered by medical providers. Arranges for consults,

diagnostic testing, and hospitalization when indicated. Coordinates emergent evaluation of transplant

recipient when indicated. Assists in the reporting required data to regulatory bodies.

Skills & Competencies

  • Communication
  • Advanced

Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Professional Acumen

Demonstrates professional skills in the assessment, planning, execution and evaluation of treatment plans for the transplant patient.

  • Candidate Evaluation

Facilitates/coordinates evaluation and listing for potential candidates.

  • Transplant Knowledge

Exhibits knowledge and ability to facilitate the transplant process at the time of transplant. Understands post-transplant management, including medications, complications, interventions and discharge planning. Knowledge of regulatory policies and listing requirements.

  • Team Player

Work well as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Diversity

Relates to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.

  • Patient Growth and Development

Professional knowledge of the growth and development process of pediatric and adult patients and clients.

  • Nursing Competency

Competency in basic nursing practices and skills.

  • Stress Management

Adapts to stressful or crisis situations; identifying strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources.

  • Career Growth

Possesses interest and willingness to broaden knowledge and skills in nursing practice.

  • Family-Centered Care

Demonstrates enthusiasm in providing family-centered care.

  • Dexterity

Capable of bending, lifting and standing; demonstrates physical ability to perform necessary tasks.

Required:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Two years of relevant clinical nursing experience

  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator OR Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse OR obtained with 3-5 years

Preferred:

  • Two years transplant experience

  • RN II advancement or above

  • Two years pediatric experience

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