Registered Nurse (RN) - Transplant Coordinator II - $10,000 Sign-On and Referral Bonus
Company: Houston Methodist
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Houston Methodist Hospital
6445 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: June 19, 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
The Pre-transplant coordinator II facilitates and coordinates all
aspects of the transplant referral, evaluation, waiting period, and
peri-operative phases of transplantation. The coordinator interacts
with all members of multi-disciplinary transplant team to ensure
coordination of care for the pre-transplant patient.
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital--s
Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance
PEOPLE -- 10%
1. Communicates in an active, positive, and effective manner to all
health care team members and reports pertinent patient care and
family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner, listens and
responds to the ideas of others. (EF)
2. Communicates with candidate, referring physicians, other health
care providers, payors, and transplant team members regarding the
candidate--s status and evaluation outcome and maintains
communication while candidate on waitlist. (EF)
3. Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with
patients and families and communicates the plan of care. Identifies
and responds to the clinical, psychosocial and economic needs of
the transplant patient/family/caregiver during evaluation, waiting,
and pre-operative transplant phases. (EF)
4. Provides staff and community education in the areas of
transplant and organ donation. Participates in department donor
awareness events, educational opportunities, and community
activities. Coaches and mentors other staff and students; may
5. Presents a professional image at work and all work-related
events. Fosters teamwork approach in all interactions with peers
and team members. Anticipates needs of other team members;
proactively offers assistance.
6. Contributes to meeting departmental and organ program targets
for patient satisfaction measures on departmental dashboard.
FINANCE - 10%
1. Maintains and submits accurate data for hospital-based
statistics and regulatory agencies such as UNOS/UNET, CMS, and
Medicaid in order to ensure proper department financial
2. Contributes to meeting departmental and organ program financial
measures on departmental dashboard.
QUALITY/SAFETY -- 35%
1. Identifies appropriate candidate upon referral and interacts
with appropriate staff. Identifies requirements for candidate
2. Identifies possible co-morbidities in the transplant candidate
and evaluates as indicated. Identifies absolute and relative
contraindications to transplantation. Communicates all findings
with transplant team. (EF)
3. Demonstrates knowledge of, and compliance with, CMS Conditions
of Participation and OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements.
Provides data to OPTN/UNOS for listing statistics (Candidate
Registration Form). (EF)
4. Recognizes potential problems, abnormal diagnostic findings,
and/or significant changes during the waiting phase, coordinating
required care. (EF)
5. Exhibits ability to maintain and update candidate listing status
per OPTN/UNOS regulations. (EF)
6. Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of evaluation
process, candidate progress while on waitlist, and donor/recipient
transplant information. (EF)
7. Maintains and submits accurate data for hospital-based
statistics and regulatory agencies such as UNOS/UNET, CMS, and
Medicaid in order to ensure compliance with all governmental
reporting requirements, and proper quality outcomes monitoring.
8. Contributes to meeting departmental and organ program targets
for quality and safety, on departmental dashboard.
SERVICE - 30%
1. Coordinates with multidisciplinary team the evaluation process
for potential transplant candidate, including, but not limited to
a. Medical/Surgical evaluation
b. Psychosocial evaluation
c. Educational assessment
d. Laboratory evaluation including serologies, tissue typing, and
antibodies per protocol
e. Radiological evaluation
f. Nutritional evaluation
2. Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and
family/caregivers and provides education and appropriate resources
-- Living donation options (if applicable to organ)
-- Evaluation process
-- OPTN/UNOS regulations
-- Organ allocation
-- Waiting phase
-- Transplant Process
-- Risk/benefits, including utilization of expanded donors,
high-risk donors, if applicable
-- Post-operative phase including immunosuppressive therapy and
-- Potential research protocols of the transplant program
-- Candidate/Family/Caregiver responsibility throughout the
3. Collects and evaluates medical, psychosocial, and financial data
for review by transplant team in the patient selection committee.
4. Ensures patient and referring physician are informed in writing
of transplant listing, denial, or postponement. Informs and
educates patient/family/caregiver at time of listing. (EF)
5. Ensures antibody screen is obtained regularly per transplant
center protocol (if applicable to organ). Maintains routine health
maintenance and surveillance for malignancy during the waiting
period. Identifies the need for candidate re-evaluation and
initiates when appropriate. (EF)
6. Participates in transplant event process according to transplant
center protocol. (EF)
7. Contributes to meeting departmental and organ program targets
for process on departmental dashboard.
GROWTH/INNOVATION -- 15%
1. Demonstrates continuous learning and growth; identifies own
learning needs and actively seeks educational opportunities, both
formal and informal, to meet those needs. Applies evidence-based
practice to daily work, such as reviewing the professional
literature and attending professional meetings and sharing with
colleagues. Belongs to at least one Transplant professional
2. Participates and contributes in department initiatives for
quality and process/performance improvement. Works in collaboration
with team to provide solutions by participating in department
projects and shared governance activities.
3. Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes.
Acts as change agent.
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and
the employee will also perform other reasonably related business
duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management
as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to
revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need
Registered Nurse, Bachelor--s degree required
Minimum 4 years nursing experience required.
(Business/Administrative degree experience may be considered in
lieu of total nursing experience if in combination with minimum 2
years nursing experience.)
Minimum 2 years Transplant Coordinator experience required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered nurse with current Texas license
Transplant Specialty Certification (CCTC) Required
(External candidates with minimum 2 years Transplant Coordinator
experience required to obtain certification within 1 year of
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
-- Skilled at managing complex patient caseload and ability to
prioritize/triage based on patient status.
-- Extremely well-organized and detail oriented, self-directed.
-- Excellent interpersonal skills required to deal with diverse
-- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected
veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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