Transplant Coordinator - Abdominal Float

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Transplant Coordinator - Float – Duke University Hospital – Day Shift

Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital  seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

The Abdominal Transplant  Department  at Duke University Hospital  is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
Department Profile:

The Transplant Coordinator will work with patients seen in all of the solid abdominal transplant programs to include liver, kidney, intestine, and pancreas transplant and live donation patients.   The Transplant Coordinator will provide care for patients in the referral, evaluation, and acute transplant process, and post-transplant. This position provides coverage for vacations, FMLA, and vacancies. The role floats to the various roles to provide care as a coordinator.  This position does an extensive patient assessment in the clinic environment, phone triage, and patient education to ensure exemplary care.  No weekends, on-call, or holidays required.  

Work Hours & Shifts:
Full Time: Day shift.

 The Transplant Coordinator coordinates solid organ (liver, kidney, pancreas, and multi-organ) transplantation of all adult organ recipients. The Transplant Coordinator provides follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-transplant, during transplant, and post-transplant. S/he collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting and educating nursing staff. S/he is a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant and leader. S/he makes clinical judgments based upon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.

1. Provides advanced nursing care for patients before and after solid-organ transplantation including kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver along the continuum.

2. Coordinates evaluation process for pre-transplant (referral) patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources. 

3. Assesses post-transplant organ function and general health status and collaboratively determines the need for additional assessment or intervention.

4. Facilitates the scheduling of studies or procedures for diagnostic purposes utilizing fiscal responsibility for patient and hospital costs.

5. Participates in the development and implementation of protocol and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. 

6. Assists nurses and other staff to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the transplant patient. 

7. Monitors the process and outcomes of routine care to determine quality improvement needs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Attention to detail and effective communication and documentation. This position will have a focus on abdominal Organ transplants.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

BSN required MSN preferred.

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