Transplant Coordinator

Vidant Medical Center

Job Description

About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited, 900+ bed regional referral facility encompassing a Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including intensive and intermediate care, pediatrics, bariatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology, surgery, pain management and psychiatry.
We are currently seeking a Transplant Coordinator to join our Transplant Team.
Facilitates and coordinates best practice standards for Living Donor and Transplant patients throughout the continuum of care.
Coordinates living donor evaluation/ recipient evaluation and patient education.
Participates in Research/Quality Improvement and patient safety initiatives for the living donor and transplant population.
Ensures compliance with living donation/transplantation and Transplant improvement activities as required by CMS and JCAHO accreditation.
Coordinates collaborative working relationships
Ensures compliance with documentation required by regulatory agencies.
Provides educational in-services to the general public, patients, and healthcare professionals, in the community
M-F days with call rotation approximately every 6th week

Identifies appropriate living donor candidate/recipient candidate upon referral and interacts with appropriate staff.
Demonstrates understanding of living donor selection criteria and recipient selection criteria.
Understanding of absolute and relative contra-indications to live donation and transplantation.
Recognizes need of donor/recipient informed decision, and necessity of confidentiality.
Ensures process of informed choice has been followed according to transplant center protocol.
Applies knowledge of growth, development, and educational and cultural background during live donor candidate/recipient candidate and family interactions.
Identifies donor/recipient learning needs, coping skills, decision making process, long term expectations and commitment regarding the donation/transplantation process.
Coordinates with multidisciplinary team the evaluation process for the potential live donor candidate/recipient candidate.
Provides education to living donor/recipient and family about the evaluation, donation and hospitalization process, risks and benefits, and short/long term follow-up care and documents accordingly.
Identifies donor/ recipient learning needs.
Identify and schedule tests required for recipient/donor evaluation.
Provides documentation of results for coordination of care.
Serves as outreach liaison for the transplant and ESRD population throughout Vidant Health region
Promotes positive public relations and marketing initiatives for the Transplant program.
Assists in determination of donor suitability according to transplant center protocol and UNOS regulations.
Leads clinical problem identifications and resolution activities
Identifies, reports and resolves quality issues
Collaborates with Medical staff regarding practice pattern issues.
Role models use of QI principles and techniques.
Proactively changes practice behavior as a result of quality initiatives
Verifies completeness of the medical record and provides data on missing elements of the medical record to the appropriate person/persons.
Reports on data with emphasis on trends, changes in activity, and data that impacts certification or clinical services.
Actively participates in departmental/hospital committees relevant to transplant program.
Verbalizes understanding of live donor protocol and recipient protocol, acts as a resource for internal and external healthcare providers.
Collects and reviews evaluation results with the transplant team and participates in Patient Selection Committee.
Facilitates admission date with donor/recipient for transplant candidate and notifies team members of pending surgery.
Observes, monitors, reviews and reports live donors/recipients physical and emotional status to the appropriate transplant team members.
Assists family with adjustment for live donors/recipients physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Maintains/ensures communication with donors/transplant recipients primary physician, other health care providers and payers throughout the evaluation phase, surgical procedure and postoperative recovery.
Provides and maintains comprehensive documentation of living donors process/recipient according to transplant center protocol.
Minimum Requirements
ADN with a minimum of two years of Nursing experience.
Current valid NC Nursing License required.
Knowledge of clinical databases an asset
More than 2 years of previous experience in a health care setting is necessary. Work experience should come from Inpatient hospital experience with the ESRD and Transplant and living donor population/patient.
Position also requires organized planning, strong communication skills, knowledge of the research process, and the ability to facilitate multidisciplinary groups.
Knowledge of clinical databases is needed
Preferred Requirements

General Statement
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.

Contact Information
For additional information, please contact:
Diane Hobbs, Recruiter:
Email: dghobbs@vidanthealth.com
Tel: (252) 847-3244.

Linda Perdue, Recruiting Coordinator:
Email: linda.perdue@vidanthealth.com
Tel: (252) 847-5978

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