Coordinator Renal Transplant
Company: HCA Healthcare
Posted on: October 13, 2019
SHIFT: No Weekends
St. David's North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's
HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was
recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014.
The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to
the highest level of women's health services, including maternity
and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent
St. David's Women's Center of Texas . The facility also features a
24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic
Surgery , the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center,
neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient
and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient
rehabilitation, among many others. St. David's North Austin Medical
Center is also home to St. David's Children's Hospital . In 2012,
2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for
patient safety from The Leapfrog Group .
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including
competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth
opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do
excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical,
dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,
employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and
student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this
Working cooperatively as a member of the transplant team, the
transplant coordinator is responsible for coordinating all the
activities related to pre- and post-transplant patients. These
activities include evaluating potential recipients and living
donors; educating potential recipients, living donors, and
post-transplant patients; providing consultative services and
education to nursing services during the transplant recipient's
hospitalization; and coordinating follow-up care of the transplant
patient. The St. David's HealthCare Registered Nurse (SDHRN)
fulfills an important role as a central patient care provider
responsible for the coordination and delivery of patient centered
nursing care. As a full partner of the healthcare team, the SDHRN
collaborates with all other healthcare disciplines to achieve
successful execution of the patient's plan-of-care. The SDHRN
utilizes physical assessment skills and advanced diagnostic
technology to aid in the assessment of the patient's nursing care
needs. Data collected is analyzed, synthesized and disseminated to
other healthcare providers. The SDHRN continues to monitor and
assess the patient's physical condition, emotional and social
needs, continually refining the plan-of-care to ensure achievement
of the desired goals of the patient and facility outcomes.
Participates in providing patient specific care standards as
directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high
levels of patient satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESONSIBILITIES
Note: Job responsibilities are divided into pre- and
post-transplant and coordinators are hired to focus on one primary
role; however, coordinators are cross-trained in both areas of
transplant care for coverage purposes.
Coordinates assessment and evaluation of potential transplant
recipient and living donor.
- Prioritizes data collection according to the patient's
condition or needs.
- Obtains physician approval for the patient as a transplant
- Provides data coordinator with all information necessary to
meet UNOS and Medicare regulations.
- Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span to identify patient and family requirements
relative to age-specific needs.
- Assists in development of Long Term Care Plans for each
- Coordinates all surgical arrangements for living related donor
- Takes for all donor offers according to the monthly call
schedule, as well as post patient after hours calls.
Provides education about transplantation to patients and their
families. This education includes:
- Evaluation process/UNOS listing process
- Risks and complications of transplantation
- Hospital admission/surgical procedure
- Medication: effects, side effects, dosing, interaction with
- Maintenance of diary
- Self-care at home: vital signs, intake and output,
- Follow-up appointments
- Prevention of infection
Assess potential learning problems (language barrier, readiness to
learn, etc.) and structures teaching sessions to meet individual
Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over
the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative
to age-specific needs.
Assists nursing units in the care of all transplant patients to
ensure proper admission and care of the hospitalized patient.
- Reviews charts, test results and medications.
- Makes rounds on hospitalized patients.
- Communicates issues to physicians.
- Provides discharge teaching education to patients and family
- Assists in arranging discharge medications.
Coordinates and assures thorough and consistent follow-up care of
the transplant recipient with the nephrologists, transplant
surgeons, and other care providers.
- Compiles and reviews data prior to clinic visits.
- Follows the transplant recipient in the transplant
- Collects and evaluates outstanding data after each
- Provides data coordinator with all information necessary to met
UNOS and Medicare regulations.
Educates staff and community in the area of transplantation.
Rotates 24-hour call duty for donor screening, coordination of
transplant team for deceased donor transplants, and triage of
Employee's conduct must reflect the Company's values and a
commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance
Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Graduate from an accredited nursing program or current
enrollment in an
Alternative Entry MSN program; Minimum of two years clinical
Preferred: One year critical care nursing experience; experience
with renal transplantation or
dialysis; Bachelor's or higher level Degree
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Required: Texas RN License or a Compact RN license from a NCLA
Compact State; BCLS Certification
Preferred: ACLS; Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator
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