Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
At theUniversity 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 Post-Transplant Coordinator for the Liver Unitwith 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, the Post Transplant Coordinator / Liver provides and coordinates the care provided to transplant patients in the post-transplant phase of care. May provide care to other patients as necessary. 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 post-transplant phase of care. 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.
1. Provides comprehensive patient care to and coordinates multidisciplinary care for solid organ post-transplant patients.
A. Working directly with the multidisciplinary care team, coordinates inpatient and post-transplant care of transplant recipients B. Triages all post-transplant outpatient phone calls, guiding patient care through coordination of multidisciplinary aspects. C. Coordinates scheduling of all post hospitalization medical procedures, diagnostic testing, clinic visits, and medicine changes deemed necessary by physician and/or protocol. D. Provides direct support to physicians and patients after normal business to provide emergency assistance as needed. E. Coordinates patient transportation and admission to hospital when deemed necessary by physician and or protocol. F. Notifies transplant team members of post-transplant admissions, including admitting personnel, transplant resident, referring physician, and patient placement center.
2. Provides ongoing post-transplant care maintenance.
A. Under physician supervision, assists patients with medication management, prescription refills, and authorizations as required. B. Reviews laboratory studies and reports abnormal results to physician. C. Interacts closely with social worker, nutritionist and pharmacist to communicate patient needs and to assure that all patient needs are met.
3. Coordinates data collection for post-transplant recipients
A. Completes all United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) forms required post-transplant. B. Obtains and organizes patient information in transplant database.
4. Provides appropriate nursing units with transplant educational materials and continual updates as needed or required.
5. Provides ongoing patient/family education and support
A. Provides patient education and pertinent transplant information to post transplant recipients. B. Assists in the development of patient and family educational materials. Ensures that all material is updated as new information becomes available.
6. Participates in patient-related consultations with physician staff as requested, including attendance at multidisciplinary meetings/rounds.
7. Establishes and maintains frequent contact with referring physicians and institutions to ensure the timely transmission of pertinent medical information.
A. Communicates with referring physician immediately post-transplant. B. Communicates during the post-transplant outpatient phase as necessary
8. Assists in the development of all transplant related clinical protocols.
9. Assists the Medical Director in a variety of areas to facilitate the Transplant Program.
10. Assists with promotion of the transplant program through interaction with referring physicians and education of dialysis unit nurses and staff.
As a University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) employee, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits program designed with you and your dependents in mind. Subject to any eligibility waiting period, all of the benefits are available to regular full-time employees and most benefits are available to regular part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between UMMC and employees.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Licensure 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. BSN preferred.
Dialysis, Critical Care or Transplant experience is preferred.
Must obtain NATCO CCTC certification within 2 years of hire, or within a time frame determined by management. Must maintain NATCO certification once received. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Demonstrates effectiveness as a multidisciplinary team member.
2. Demonstrates ability to plan, organize and follow through on assignments and/or projects. Ability to analyze and conceptually develop ideas and proposals.
3. Ability to learn and use computer systems in order to manage patient information.
4. Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
5. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs. Patient Safety
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
1. Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
2. Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
3. Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.