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Transplant Coordinator - Organ Acq-Liver (1.0 FTE, Days)

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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Nationwide

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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

Transplant Coordinators are specialized nurses, typically in an outpatient/ambulatory care setting, that facilitate the care and education of solid organ (e.g., heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, small intestine, and multi-organ transplantation), blood and bone marrow (BMT), or stem cell transplant recipients and their families from initial contact, through the work-up for transplant and the waiting period, discharge planning, and then post-transplant follow-up for transplant-related care, ensuring continuity of care across the transplant continuum. Transplant Coordinators also participate in providing educational/outreach programs regarding organ donation and transplantation to health care providers, patient groups, community organizations, and others in the hospital's service area. The Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.

Essential Functions

General Responsibilities
Maintains the appropriate required documentation of physician orders, communications pertaining to the process and patient medical management in the progress note. Maintains the Last Word database patient roster(s); maintains the patient medical record and patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations; completes the UNOS Transplant Recipient Registration (TRR) form after a candidate receives a transplant; ensures that data is complete and accurate regarding data required for completion of the UNOS forms by database assistant; assists in collecting transplant related statistics; participates in the transplant program Quality Improvement Process; responsible for collaboration with affiliated transplant agencies and other transplant centers; educates the community about organ donation in conjunction with the California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN); participates in orientation of new hires in the transplant coordinator role.

Monitors and assesses all post-transplant labs, tests, and medications, and ensures that standing lab orders are kept current; notifies physician in a timely manner of abnormal diagnostic tests, out-of-range lab values, and new/worsening patient symptoms; completes the "discharge letter" and sends out the discharge packet to the primary care physician at an appropriate post-transplant interval; reinforces the inpatient discharge teaching regarding post-operative signs and symptoms of complications, infection, and rejection; directs activity in Transplant Clinic to ensure efficient workflow, patient rooming, and performs clinical assessments/minor procedures as appropriate in a clinic setting; maintains long-term follow-up with patient and referring physician until patient becomes inactive with the program; acts as a resource to community physicians and health care workers regarding long-term medical management of the transplant patient.

Interviews and performs intake referral on potential recipients and their family/significant other; assesses patient and family/significant other perceptions of physical, emotional, and psychological implications of transplantation; participates in the initial educational process for patient candidates; contacts referring physicians for necessary patient information and keeps them current regarding patient's transplant status and communicates this information to the transplant surgeon/physician to expedite the evaluation process; provides the patient's financial/insurance information to the Patient Admitting Department; lists patient on transplant waiting list maintained by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS); communicates acceptance into the program to the patient/support person; sends out patient information packet; monitors all accepted candidates waiting for transplantation under protocols; attends to transplant issues in the Transplant Clinic.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support

License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities


Ability to assess the patient's understanding of and willingness to learn about transplantation

Ability to demonstrate proficiency and continual growth in the knowledge of transplantation

Ability to prepare documentation which is organized, accurate, and clear

Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

Knowledge of and ability to coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in an outpatient setting to achieve optimal physical, social, and emotional rehabilitation

Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice

Knowledge of patient and family educational needs relative to the intricacies of organ transplantation

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

Knowledge of the needs of and ability to monitor and coordinate the care of candidates awaiting organ transplantation

Knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and processes of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO)

Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford Strongly Values Diversity And Is Committed To Equal Opportunity And Non-discrimination In All Of Its Policies And Practices, Including The Area Of Employment. Accordingly, LPCH Does Not Discriminate Against Any Person On The Basis Of Race, Color, Sex, Sexual Orientation Or Identity, Religion, Age, National Or Ethnic Origin, Political Beliefs, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Genetic Information, Veteran Status, Or Disability. Women And Men, Members Of All Racial And Ethnic Groups, People With Disabilities, And Veterans Are Encouraged To Apply.