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Transplant Coordinator RN

Company: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology transplantation and more. Our team's efforts have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human experience-modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus represents the future of healthcare through a transformative alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart - Institute and Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.
Our Transplant Coodinator RN - - Heart provides coordination of all aspects of the transplant service in order to maintain an organized and efficient program and ensure quality patient care. We depend on the RN Tranplant Coordinator to lead the following process:

  • Initiate the referral and evaluation process for potential transplant candidates. Review medical information, schedule testing including physician and coordinator consultations, collect data, review results and compile data for presentation of patient's case at Medical Review Board.
  • Primary responsibility for the day-to-day course of in-hospital patients. Notify consultants, prepare for and participate in physician-led and multidisciplinary rounds, and communicate with patients, families and all disciplines involved in patient management in order to streamline post-op course and identify and solve potential problems.
  • Maintain effective communication with referring physicians and third party payers. Provide clinical updates to payers in order to eliminate denials.
  • Initiate and oversee all pre-op and post-op education, collaborating with nursing staff to provide a comprehensive teaching plan. Assess potential learning problems (language barrier, etc.) and structure teaching sessions to meet individual patient needs.
  • Provide staff and community education in the areas of transplant and organ donation.
  • Initiate and collaborate in research protocols, journal articles, abstracts and patient education material.
  • Screen potential donor calls; coordinate and organize all aspects related to donor/recipient status at time of transplant. 24 hour call responsibility for both donor call and outpatient problems. Triage calls, initiating appropriate treatment/intervention as required.
  • Maintain and submit data for both hospital-based statistics, UNOS/UNET, ESRD Network and TDH, in order to ensure availability of accurate statistics and comply with all governmental reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating plans for each patient's hospital stay, including initiation and revision of the critical pathway, and collaborating with the entire team to control LOS, ICU utilization and document variances.
  • Serve as a clinician in the care of this complex patient population, initiating outpatient appointments, physical exam/assessment, review of labs with identification and treatment of abnormal results and medication changes according to established protocol.
  • On-call responsibility inclusive to patient care and patient setup on the national list. - -

    Education and Licensure Required:

    • Bachelor's Degree - Nursing
    • Registered Nurse (RN)

      Minimum Experience Required:

      • Three (3) Years' Experience
      • Acute Care/ICU and/or transplant experience
      • Preferred Cardiac experience

        Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Excellent written/oral communication skills
        • Ability to be self-motivated
        • Effective problem solving techniques

          The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

Keywords: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston , Transplant Coordinator RN, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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