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Pre-Liver Transplant Coordinator - Liver Acquisition (CLIN NURSE 3)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/28/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Pre-Liver Transplant Coordinator - Liver Acquisition (CLIN NURSE 3)

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Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Liver Acquisition


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

Liver transplants provide patients a chance for a longer, more active life in the final stages of liver disease or end-stage liver disease. The UCSF Liver Transplant Program has performed more than 2,300 liver transplants for adults and children since it began in 1988.

The program, designated as a "Center of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, does more liver transplants than any other hospital in Northern California and is recognized as one of the nation's leading centers for pediatric and adult liver transplants.

Job Summary

The adult Pre-Liver Transplant Coordinator provides care to the adult pre-transplant patients. The role of the incumbent is to coordinate the efforts of the multidisciplinary transplant team, consulting services and nursing staff.

The responsibilities begin at the time of initial referral of the patients to the liver transplant service and continue until the patients are either transplanted, recover or expire. The job has three primary focuses: 1) coordinating the transplant work up 2) providing clinical management of the patients while waiting for the transplant, and 3) managing the hepatocellular patients and assuring compliance with all criteria and quarterly recertification.

Additional responsibilities may include: clinical review of referred patients and presentation of transplant candidates at Liver Transplant Selection Committee.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Master's Degree and two years experience in transplant; OR Bachelor s Degree and four years of adult solid organ transplant nursing care experience

* Working knowledge of immunosuppressive therapies

* Strong MS Office computer skills (word, excel, power point), databases

* Excellent organizational skills, proficiency in meeting deadlines, ability to work independently, prioritize workload and manage numerous concurrent tasks in high-stress environment

* Demonstrates ability to follow established protocols

* Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Maintain a courteous and professional conduct

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Working knowledge in assessing the process of liver disease

* Previous experience as a liver transplant coordinator

* Clinical competency in managing patients with end stage liver disease

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated experience in public speaking or teaching


* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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