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PRN organ transplant nurse coord

The University Of Kansas

This is a Full-time position in Westwood, MA posted May 24, 2019.

The Organ Transplant Nurse Coordinator plans, directs, and provides specialized nursing care with the primary emphasis on the treatment of individuals with end stage organ disease that are designated to have a solid organ transplant.

Provides continuity and coordination of patient care; conducts patient and professional education initiatives; collaborative relationship with multidisciplinary teams, community resources and agencies.

Responsibilities Demonstrate knowledge and ability to facilitate living donation/transplantation, and will utilize that knowledge to coordinate the care of the living donor for evaluation and live organ donation.

Identifies appropriate live donor candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff.

Demonstrates knowledge and ability to coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in the outpatient setting to achieve optimal physical, social and emotional rehabilitation.

Identifies and responds to recipient/family/legal guardian’s educational, psychosocial and economic needs in post-transplant phase.

Reinforces post-operative teaching.

Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipient’s health and organ function.

Communicates lab data and diagnostic results to transplant physician/health care provider.

Implements changes in drug/treatment therapy as ordered by physician(s) and/or health care provider.

Arranges for consultations, diagnostic procedures and hospitalization when indicated.

Reinforces and facilitates need for well care (i.e., periodic mammography, pap smears and colonoscopy).

Ensures recipient is screened annually for malignancy.

Assesses recipient’s need for immunizations.

Demonstrates knowledge and the ability to monitor and coordinate care of the candidate awaiting organ transplantation.

Develops and institutes a teaching plan addressing transplant candidate/family/legal guardian’s learning needs.

Maintains/ensures communication with patient, referring physicians, payers, other health care providers and transplant team members.

Ensures cytotoxic antibody screen is obtained regularly per transplant center protocol.

Maintains routine health maintenance and surveillance for malignancy during the waiting period.

Exhibits ability to maintain and update candidate-listing status per OPTN/UNOS regulations.

Identifies the need for candidate re-evaluation and initiates when appropriate.

Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of candidate progress.

Demonstrates proficiency and continual growth in the knowledge of transplantation.

Reviews and integrates into practice the current professional literature in the field of transplant.

Attends practice-related conferences.

Participates in professional transplant/procurement organizations.

Examines current transplant-related research.

Shares knowledge through mentoring/precepting newly hired staff.

Demonstrates understanding and the ability to assume responsibility for individual judgments to achieve the highest quality of care for the transplant candidate, recipient, family and living donor.

Demonstrates understanding and ability to facilitate/coordinate evaluation and OPTN/UNOS listing of potential transplant candidate.

Identifies appropriate candidate upon referral, and interacts with appropriate staff.

Identifies requirements for candidate evaluation.

Coordinates with multidisciplinary team the evaluation process for potential transplant candidate.

Demonstrates understanding of post-transplant management including medications, complications, interventions and discharge planning in the coordination of recipient care.

Demonstrates the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary team.

Monitors patient progress post-transplant.

Identifies complications and considers interventions with the transplant team.

Communicates recipient’s status to referring physician, health care providers and payers.

Identifies and responds to the educational, psychosocial and economic needs of recipient/family/legal guardian during hospitalization.

Educates recipient/family/legal guardian regarding care and responsibilities after transplantation.

Educates candidate/family/legal guardian about living donation