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Transplant Coordinator - Kidney Service- Galveston - 72445

Location: Galveston, TX
Min Qualifications

Registered Nurse with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (or related field) with current Texas licensure.  A minimum of 3 years of surgical/medical experience.

Job Description:

With minimal supervision, serves as a clinician with advanced knowledge and skills demonstrating a high degree of professional competence and autonomy in the care of patients within the transplant program.

Serves in a variety of roles including:  clinician; collaborator; educator; consultant; researcher; and advocate to patients, families, and staff as necessary.  Additionally acts as a consultant/ liaison to internal and external customers.

The clinical transplant coordinator (CTC) is a designated member of the transplant team and is primarily responsible for coordinating clinical aspects of patient care throughout all phases of transplantation and living donation. The CTC works with patients and their families from referral, through the transplant evaluation and continuing during and after transplantation, in a compassionate and tactful manner in order to provide and facilitate access to continuity of care. The CTC role may support the ventricular assist device program as defined in the essential job functions below.


Specific Job Related Duties

Pre-Transplant / Evaluation

  • Demonstrates understanding and the ability to facilitate/coordinate evaluation and OPTN/UNOS listing of potential transplant candidates and living donors.

Pre-Transplant Waiting Period

  • Demonstrates knowledge and the ability to monitor and coordinate care of the candidate awaiting organ transplantation. Maintains knowledge of CMS/UNOS requirements for transplant centers and ensures completion of required documentation.

Peri-Operative Period

  • Exhibits knowledge and ability to facilitate the transplant process when an organ becomes available for the transplant candidate. This includes defining and adhering to the current OPTN/UNOS regulations and allocation policies.

Post-Transplant In-Patient Period

  • 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 the multi-disciplinary team.

 Post-Transplant Out-Patient Period

  • Demonstrates knowledge and the ability to coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in the outpatient setting to achieve optimal physical, social and emotional rehabilitation. Living Donation · Demonstrate knowledge and ability to facilitate living donation/ transplantation and utilizes that knowledge to coordinate the care of the living donor for the purpose of evaluation and live organ donation.

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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