Transplant Coordinator RN Abdominal Temple
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: January 10, 2022
JOB SUMMARY$10,000 Sign-On Bonus Available (external candidates
The Transplant Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed
professional who uses the BSWH nursing professional practice model
to coordinate patient care delivery by the health care team. Using
the nursing process, the Transplant Coordinator assesses the
patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health
problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care,
and evaluates the patient's response. The Transplant Coordinator
promotes safe passage for their patients by using knowledge of
patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to
transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable
complications or delays. The Transplant Coordinator delegates
interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing
Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
- Assists in evaluation of candidate suitability for transplant,
including patient and family interview, coordinating the medical,
surgical, laboratory, radiological, psychological, and nutritional
evaluation process, reviewing evaluation results to verify
accuracy, and working closely with physician to provide patient
care and further evaluation as necessary.
- Coordinates candidates testing while on transplant waitlist.
Reviews testing to recognize potential problems, abnormal
diagnostic findings, and significant changes during the waiting
phase, and coordinate required care per physician order. Maintains
communication with patient, referring physicians, other health care
providers, and transplant team members while candidate is on the
- Coordinates recipients post-transplant care including
arrangement of inpatient admission, laboratory testing, imaging
examinations, clinic visits, and coordination of care via referring
and primary care physician. Reviews testing to recognize potential
problems, abnormal diagnostic findings, and significant changes,
and coordinate required care per physician order. Maintains
communication with patient and family, multidisciplinary team,
primary care physicians, other health care providers.
- Educates candidate and transplant recipients, family and
caregivers about evaluation process, OPTN regulations, organ
allocation, waiting phase, post-operative phase, immunosuppression
and long term prescription therapy, post-operative complications,
and physical and psychological effects of transplant.
- Has knowledge of insurance and prescription coverage to
facilitate post-transplant prescriptions upon discharge from
hospital, maintain long-term post-transplant prescriptions, and
assist with prescription management for recipients with lack of
coverage or funding.
- Has knowledge of, and complies with OPTN, UNOS, and other
regulatory policies. Maintains transplant waitlist via various UNOS
- Coordinates recipient transplants, including accessing UNOS
donor website, contacting the potential recipient(s), assessing
possible recipient(s) current medical condition, notifying various
hospital departments, and communicating to the appropriate
- Is responsible for after-hour calls for pre and post-transplant
patients, living donors, and referring and primary care physicians.
Returns calls include verbal assess of patient complaints, and
providing guidance to patients, and referring and primary care
physicians as directed by physician order.
- Remains knowledgeable of new procedures and practices in
transplantation. Provides instruction to patient care personnel in
principles and techniques of transplantation.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
- Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care
standards and procedures.
- Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and
guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and
department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures
governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of
- Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse
- Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and
patient privacy rights.
- Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and
- Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of
- Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients
and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff
members and physicians/providers.
- Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care
to all patients through the nursing process and standards of
nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of
human experience and to develop, evaluate, implement and, as
necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of
- General computer skills, including but not limited to:
Microsoft Office, information security, scheduling and payroll
systems, electronic medical documentation, and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon
position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Registered Nurse (RN)
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or
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