ORGAN TRANSPLANT NURSE COORD 9/14/2016

University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS

Company
University of Kansas Hospital
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
106353
AJE Ref #
576169425
Location
Kansas City, KS
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Details

Associate's Degree
Licensed in the State of Practice or Eligible
RN Required or Eligible
I am at least 18 years of age
I am authorized to work in the United States
I meet the job requirements as described

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.



We currently have an opening for Organ Transplant Nurse Coordinator



PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY STATEMENT FOR NURSES

At The University of Kansas Hospital, we strive to create a dynamic culture of professional behavior that requires personal and team accountability, self-reflection, integrity and respect. A nurse at The University of Kansas Hospital has a professional obligation to provide the highest quality of care that is reflective of the culture and to adhere to organizational policies and best practices.



This culture is actualized through image, attitudes and behavior.





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 options, evaluation process, OPTN regulations, organ allocation, waiting phase, transplant process, risks/benefits, including utilization of expanded donors, high-risk donors, if applicable, post-operative phase including immunosuppressive therapy and effects, potential research protocols of the transplant program, candidate/family/legal guardian responsibility throughout the transplant process.

* Exhibits knowledge and ability to facilitate transplant process when organ becomes available to transplant candidate. This includes defining and adhering to the current OPTN/UNOS regulations and allocation policies. Communicates with the OPO and collects the appropriate data necessary for decision-making regarding organ acceptance/rejection for transplant. Shares necessary information about the donor organ, including ABO compatibility, with the transplant surgeon/physician. Reviews potential recipient's current medical status to determine eligibility for transplant. Assesses need for and obtains results of final cytotoxic cross match. Facilitates admission or transfer of patient to the transplant. Arranges any preoperative procedures required (i.e., dialysis). Notifies transplant team of pending surgical procedure. Acts as a liaison between the donor and recipient transplant teams. Exhibits ability to remove transplant recipient from list per OPTN/UNOS regulations. Provides outcome specifics to OPO for donor family follow-up. Maintains communication with referring physician, health care providers and payers.

* Identifies and responds to the psychosocial and economic needs of the transplant candidate/family/legal guardian during evaluation. Demonstrates knowledge of, and compliance with, OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals to be considered for employment, benefits and conditions of employment, and to participate in or benefit from education programs and activities, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. A university community that provides equal opportunity for all will make significant strides towards the elimination of discrimination.

It is the mission of the Equal Opportunity Office to create a community of equality and inclusiveness that provides full and fair opportunities for all persons and to foster an intellectually and culturally diverse environment of learning and leadership where all individuals are valued, respected, and unhindered in their pursuit of excellence in their work and education.