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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Transplant Coordinator – Duke University Hospital – Day Shift

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

 Department Profile:

The Kidney Transplant Department at Duke Health is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.   

  • Educate patients and families regarding all aspects of transplantation care, including but not limited to, arranging follow-up appointments, labs, and working with the multidisciplinary team on patient-specific needs in the post-transplant phase.
  • Communicate with patients and caregivers regarding the plan of care and ongoing changes.
  • Designated caseload of post-transplant patients to provide a continuum of care. 
  • Provide for continuity of care between dialysis, outpatient care, and long-term management. 
  • Ability to make clinical judgments based upon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems.
  • Collaborate with medical faculty, pharmacy, nursing personnel, case management, and other health disciplines to facilitate meeting patient and family needs.
  • Staying current on transplant research and applying evidence-based research and recommendations to patients/families on the care of the transplant patient.
  • Complete regulatory documentation in UNOS database/hospital EMR.
  • Reviewing education materials and working with the department if there are changes in current practice.
  • Management of immunosuppression plan per protocol/ medical team.  Ongoing education with patients and caregivers.

 This position does require on-call responsibilities shared with a large team for organ offers for adult / pediatric kidney and kidney-pancreas candidates. 

This is a salaried position in a team of 5 Kidney coordinators and 1 inpatient coordinator dedicated to post-transplant care. 

The transplant coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching and in providing leadership in the organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Attention to detail

Effective communication skills

Ability to multitask and prioritize multiples demands

Patient-centered and family coaching skills

Ability to work in a high-stress environment 

Work Hours and Shifts:

Full-time: Day shift, on-call with some weekends/holidays 


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.

5 years nursing experience with at least two years in transplant, critical care, disease-specific OR minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience in transplant, critical care, disease-specific.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob 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.

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