Liver Transplant Coordinator / UMMC @ Baltimore, MD

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Job ID: 59390
Area of Interest: Nursing
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F with call
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Not Indicated
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 
Liver Transplant Coordinator 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! 

                                ***MD STATE RN LICENSURE REQUIRED;
***2 YEARS HOSPITAL CRITAL CARE / OR TRANSPLANT EXPERIENCE PREFERRED***


Under general supervision provides and coordinates the care provided to transplant patients in the pre and post transplant phase of care, and serves as a fully effective and participating 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 and 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 pre and post transplant patients.

   A. Designs patient pre-transplant evaluations including the clinical workup (appropriate diagnostic studies, lab work, hepatology, nutrition, social work, and surgical assessment).

   B. Coordinates discussion of living donor (LD) as a treatment option for potential liver transplant recipients and assists patients in exploring options.

   C. Works directly with the transplant team, managing care of potential pre transplant candidates and post transplant recipients.

   D. Works directly with the multidisciplinary care team, and coordinates inpatient and post transplant care of transplant recipients
 
   E. Triages all pre and post-transplant outpatient phone calls, guiding patient care through coordination of multidisciplinary aspects.

   F. Coordinates scheduling of all pre and post hospitalization medical procedures, diagnostic testing, clinic visits, and medicine changes deemed necessary by physician and/or protocol.

2. Communicates with referring physicians concerning patient eligibility, protocols, transplant pre-treatment regimens and related issues.

3. Notifies transplant team members of post-transplant admissions, including admitting personnel, transplant resident, referring physician, and patient placement center.

4. Coordinates patient transportation and admission to hospital when deemed necessary by physician and or protocol. Provides ongoing pre and post transplant care maintenance.

5. 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.

6. Under physician supervision, assists patients with medication management, prescription refills, and authorizations as required.

7. Reviews laboratory studies and reports abnormal results to physician.

8. 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

9. Maintains direct contact with the Living Legacy Foundation regarding donor organ offer data and recipient follow up.

10. Coordinates data collection for pre and post-transplant recipients. Completes all United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) forms required pre and post-transplant.

11. Obtains and organizes patient information in transplant database. Assists financial counselor, nutritionist 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 and nutritionist to communicate patient needs and to assure that all patient needs are met.

12. Provides appropriate nursing units with transplant educational materials and continual updates as needed or required.

13. Provides ongoing patient/family education and support. Provides patient education and pertinent transplant information to post transplant recipients.

14. Assists in the development of patient and family educational materials and ensures that all material is updated as new information becomes available.

15. Participates in patient-related consultations with physician staff as requested, including attendance at multidisciplinary meetings/rounds.

16. Establishes and maintains frequent contact with referring physicians and institutions to ensure the timely transmission of pertinent medical information.

17. Communicates with referring physician immediately post-transplant. Communicates during the post-transplant outpatient phase as necessary

18. Assists in the development of all transplant related clinical protocols.

19. Assists the Medical Director in a variety of areas to facilitate the Transplant Program.

   A. Assists with promotion of the transplant program through interaction with referring physicians and education of dialysis unit nurses and staff.

   B. Attends and participates in various in-service and external training, workshops, conferences and other relevant programs for professional growth and development.


Employee Benefits


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:

1.  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. 

2.  Dialysis, Critical Care or Transplant experience is preferred.

3.  Must obtain NATCO CCTC certification within 2 years of hire, or within a time frame determined by management. 

4.  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 is required.

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,
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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