Heart and Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator
Job ID: R0041311 | Registered Nurse Professionals | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
A dynamic professional clinician focused on population management with demonstrated capability to provide relationship-based care within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. This registered nurse utilizes advanced critical thinking to develop, implement, and evaluate an individualized plan of care that educates, empowers, and optimizes patient outcomes throughout all transitions within the continuum of care. In addition, this position requires clinician to provide after-hours/weekend coverage to serve as primary point of contact for pre- and post-transplant patients and internal and referring providers. Business and after-hours care coordinator responsibilities include telephone assessment using strong clinical knowledge base, complex care coordination and treatment based on comprehensive assessment and strong interpersonal communication skills, calling in patients for transplant, and ensuring all multidisciplinary members of the transplant team are kept informed of clinical decisions and patient response to interventions in a timely manner.

This job description integrates the ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Fourth Edition; the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2021); the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model; the International Transplant Nurse Society (ITNS) Transplant Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice (2009); and the ITNS Transplant Nursing Core Competencies (2011).
  • Relationship-Based Care – Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues, and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Relationship-Based Care – Patients and Families: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues, and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Understands and educates patients/family/legal guardian as applicable about living donation options; evaluation process; OPTN regulations; organ allocation; waiting phase; transplant phase; risks/benefits, including utilization of expanded donors and increased risk donors, if applicable; postoperative phase, including immunosuppressive therapy and effects; potential research protocols of the transplant program; candidate/family/legal guardian responsibility throughout the transplant process; and monitoring and regulation of immunosuppression regimens post-transplant.
  • Addresses the availability and accessibility of specialized care required for transplant patients and families.
  • Considers factors related to safety, efficacy, cost, and impact in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Expert Caring: encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating, and implementation of care.
  • Transplant coordinators must be knowledgeable of the principles of ethical practice and have resources available to evaluate the merits, risks, and social concerns of transplantation.
  • Provides consultation and education to healthcare providers and the community.
  • Empowered Leaders: demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
  • Promotes the advancement of the transplant profession through dissemination of information, policy advocacy, innovation, and influence of decision-making bodies.
  • Lifelong Learners: encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, and internal and external learning opportunities. Recognizes the value of external professional organizations.
  • Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
  • Has achieved and maintains national specialty certification. Maintains membership in an external professional healthcare organization.
  • Maintains active involvement in professional organizations and Transplant specialty certification (CCTC or CCTN).
  • Quality Achievement: includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities, and commitment to standard work.
  • Assists with the evaluation of patient care outcomes for individual patients and groups of patients. Supports changes within the area to improve overall patient care outcomes. Outcomes monitored include reductions in readmissions, reduction in ED visits, patient and graft survival, patient satisfaction, patient education outcomes, and patient progress through transplant phases of care. Participates in performance improvements, quality improvement, and patient safety activities. Assists in maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission, CMS, UNOS regulations, and other internal and external regulatory standards.
  • Participates in Transplant Center Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program meetings, projects, and events.
  • Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence-based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.
  • Participates in the research and publishing of new initiatives and groundbreaking Transplant Center treatment interventions.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $77,625.60 - $128,086.40 Annually

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program required.
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. American Board of Transplant Coordinator Certification at time of hire or within 2 years of employment.

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling, and bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory, and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.

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