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Transplant Coordinator - Duke University Hospital - Day Shift
Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Transplant Coordinator who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The Inpatient Kidney Transplant Department at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
The Kidney Transplant Department at Duke Health is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure excellent patient experience, every time. Transplant coordinator role has direct patient contact by attending daily transplant rounds with the transplant interdisciplinary team prepared to discuss clinical, psychosocial, or educational concerns regarding fresh post-transplant patients.
Educate patients and families regarding all aspects of post transplantation care, including but not limited to, arranging follow up appointments, labs, and working with the multidisciplinary team on patient specific needs such as outpatient dialysis, IV therapy, and wound management.
Communicate with patients and caregivers regarding the recovery process and facilitate with caregivers discharge needs and FML as needed.
Compose written transplant education summaries to send post-transplant coordinator, provide patient or caregiver work letters, documenting education done in the Electronic Medical Record, the outcome of education.
Conduct post-discharge transplant calls 24-48 hours after discharge to review education, discuss future appointments, and address any outstanding concern or questions.
Provide for continuity of care between inpatient admissions and outpatient visits for transplant patients readmitted to the hospital. Document inpatient summaries to send the post-transplant coordinator about care provided in hospital and changes made to the plan of care.
Ability to make clinical judgements based upon synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems.
Collaborate with medical faculty, pharmacy, nursing personnel, case management and other health disciplines to facilitate meeting patient and family needs.
Staying current on post-transplant research and applying evidence based research and recommendations to patients/families on care of the transplant patient.
Complete regulatory documentation in UNOS data base / hospital EMR.
Reviewing education materials and working with department if there are changes in current practice.
This position does require on call responsibilities shared with a large team for organ offers for adult / pediatric kidney and kidney pancreas candidates.
The transplant coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and in providing leadership in the organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize multiples demands
Patient centered and family coaching skills
Ability to work in a high stress environment
Work Hours and Shifts:
Full-time: Day shift, on call with some weekends/holidays
Essential Physical Job Functions:
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Education BSN required, MSN preferred.
Experience 5 years nursing experience with at least two years in transplant, critical care, disease specific OR minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience in transplant, critical care, disease specific.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.