Registered Nurse (RN) Pre-Transplant Coordinator (Full-time/Days)

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Job ID: 55783
Area of Interest: Nursing
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: m-f
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

At the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), a designated Magnet facility, we are a team. Nurses and doctors, specialists and therapists, work shoulder-to-shoulder to give our patients the care they deserve. We take time to celebrate each other’s contributions and treat each other with respect by valuing each other’s ideas and opinions. Ultimately, we support each other’s growth. Together, we form a world-class team dedicated to furthering the practice of patient care. The University of Maryland Medical Center is currently seeking a Pre-Transplant Coordinator for the Kidney Unit with a desire to join our team. Located at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards; you won't find a more vibrant place to work! 

****Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing and Critical Care and Transplant experience is REQUIRED****

Under general supervision, provides and coordinates the care provided to transplant patients in the pre-transplant phase of care. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of professional practice in the delivery of patient care and in participation of the development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during the pre-transplant phase. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice within the Department of Transplantation.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

 

  • Provides comprehensive patient care to and coordinates multidisciplinary care for solid organ pre-transplant candidates.
  • Designs patient pre-transplant evaluations including the clinical workup (appropriate diagnostic studies, lab work, nephrology, pharmacology, nutrition, social work, cardiac and surgical assessment).
  • Coordinates discussion of living donor (LD) as a treatment option for potential kidney transplant recipients and assists patients in exploring options.
  • Works directly with the transplant team, managing care of potential pre-transplant candidates.
  • Triages all pre-transplant candidate phone calls, guiding patient care through coordination of multidisciplinary aspects.
  • Coordinates scheduling, preparation and pre-transplant follow-up for procedures and diagnostic studies.
  • Communicates with referring physicians concerning patient eligibility, protocols, transplant pre-treatment regimens and related issues.
  • Provides outpatient follow up pre transplant, interacting with all disciplines as necessary.
  • Coordinates scheduling of all pre hospitalization medical procedures, diagnostic tests, clinic visits and meetings in a medically and logistically appropriate order deemed necessary by physician and/or protocol.
  • Coordinates all outpatient lab work, x-rays, and medicine changes as appropriate. 
  • Provides direct support to physicians and patients 24 hours a day as organs become available for transplantation.
  • Coordinates recipient transportation and admission to hospital when organ offer is made using pre-arranged plans established during the recipient pre-transplant evaluation.
  • Notifies transplant team members of incoming recipients and organs, including operating room staff, anesthesia, admitting personnel, transplant resident, UMMC HLA Lab, referring physician and patient placement center.
  • Coordinates data collection for transplant patients.
  • Completes all United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) forms as required pre-transplant.
  • Obtains and organizes patient information in Transplant database.
  • Maintains transplant waiting list, including direct contact with Organ Procurement Organization.
  • Completes diagnostic work up and ensures that all waiting patients are ready for transplant.
  • Initiates comprehensive review of all waiting list candidates
  • Maintains direct contact with Organ Procurement Organization regarding donor organ offer data and recipient follow up.
  •  Assists financial counselor, nutritionist, pharmacist, and social worker with patient issues/information as necessary.
  • Works closely with the financial counselor to address and resolve any concerns pre-transplant.
  • Interacts closely with social worker, pharmacist and nutritionist to communicate patient needs and to assure that all patient needs are met.
  • Provides ongoing patient/family education and support.
  • Provides patient education and pertinent transplant information to pre-transplant recipient and living donors. 
  • Assists in the development of patient and family education materials. Ensures that all material is updated as new information becomes available. Providing patient and family education as needed.
  • Collaborates with team members at transplant patient care meetings by preparing data and maintaining a record of proceedings.
  • Participates in patient-related consultations with physician staff as requested, including attendance at multidisciplinary meetings 
  • Participates in patient selection committee meetings.
  • Develops and maintains accuracy of all transplant related protocols.
  • Assists the Medical Director in a variety of areas to facilitate the Transplant Program.
  • Assists with promotion of the transplant program through interaction with referring physicians, other medical institutions and education of dialysis unit staff.

UMMC Offers

  • • A competitive wage scale.
  • • Up to $10,000 a year for your graduate degree at the University of Maryland.
  • • An achievable professional advancement model.
  • • A comprehensive compensation and relocation package.
  • • A full benefit package including Health, Vision, Dental, 3 weeks’ vacation + sick + floating personal holidays, retirement contribution, and more!


What You Need to Be Successful:

 

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing is required
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Critical Care and Transplant experience required.
  • Must obtain NATCO certification within 2 years of hire, or within a timeframe determined by management. Must maintain certification once NATCO certified.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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