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Company: Duke Careers
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.Duke Nursing Highlights:Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organizationNurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses. Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification. Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle! Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility) Transplant Coordinator - Duke University HospitalDuke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Transplant Coordinator who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.Department Profile:The 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 in education and assessing potential transplant candidates in the clinic and virtual. .Educate patients and families regarding all aspects of transplantation care, including but not limited to, arranging follow up appointments, labs, and working with the multidisciplinary team on patient specific needs in the post - transplant phase.Communicate with patients and caregivers regarding the plan of care and ongoing changes.Maintain case load of post -transplant patients to ensure timely care. Provide for continuity of care between dialysis, outpatient care, and long term management. 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 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.Management of immunosuppression plan per protocol/ medical team.ongoing education with patients and caregivers.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, and teaching and in providing leadership in the organization.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Attention to detailEffective communication skillsAbility to multitask and prioritize multiples demandsPatient centered and family coaching skillsAbility to work in a high stress environment Work Hours and Shifts:Full-time: Day shift, on call with some weekends/holidays SalariedEssential 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.EducationBSN required, MSN preferred.ExperiencePreferred: 5 years nursing experience with at least two years in transplant, critical care, disease specificMinimum Requirement: 3 years clinical nursing experience in transplant, critical care, disease specific.Degrees, Licensures, CertificationsCurrent or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.Occ SummaryThe Transplant Coordinator coordinates solid orga n (heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, and multi-organ) tr ansplantation of allpediatric and adult organ recipients. The Transplant Coordinatorprovides follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-tr ansplant,during transplant and post transplant. S/he collaborates with membersof the health care team to enhance patient care by developing,sup porting and educating nursing staff. S/he is a clinician, educator,investigator, consultant and leader. S/he makes clinical judgments basedupon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories,and outc omes to solve complex problems. The Transplant Coordinator is anintegral member of a larger interdisciplinaryteam contributing toexcellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providingleadership to the orga nization.Work PerformedClinical Practice1. Provide s advanced nursing care for patients before and aftersolid-organ transpl antation including heart, kidney, kidney-pancreas,liver and lung along t he continuum of outpatient to inpatient 24 hours aday, 7 days a week.2. Coordinates evaluation process for pre-transplant (referral)patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources.3. Assesses po st-transplant organ function and general health statusand collaborativel y determines need for additionalassessment orintervention.4. Facilitat es the scheduling of studies or procedures fordiagnostic purposes utiliz ing fiscal responsibility for patient andhospital costs.5. Participates in the development and implementation of protocoland standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration withthe multidisciplinary te am.6. Assists nurses and other staff to assess, plan, implement andeval uate the care of the transplant patient.7. Monitors the process and out comes of routine care to determinequality improvement need.8. Provides on-call coverage, including coordination of activitiesprior to transplan t, andas medical triage for out patients incollaboration with the physi cian on-call.9. Coordinates transplantation process when a donor is ava ilable (24hours/7 days a week) including communication between physician s, localorgan procurement organization, patient/families andthe medical teaminvolved including ED, OR, ICU (SICU, ACU), blood bank andhistocomp atilbility labs.10. Completes necessary documentation according to the United Networkof Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines including listing, stat us changes andpost-transplant follow-up information.11. Communicates wi th multidisciplinary team members and patients andfamilies in a timely m anner in regard to patient care/issues.12. Collaborates with PRM and ot her team members in coordinatingdischarge plans for patients pre-transpl ant or post-transplant includingreferral to home health / IV therapy / H ospice / Rehab / SNF.13. Communicates with insurer case manager on an a s needed basis.14. Refers patients or families for assistance utilizing healthsystem and community resources as appropriate.15. Maintains pati ent transplant record with current data tofacilitate communication.16. Plans nursing care and medical procedures with fiscalresponsibility by w orking collaboratively with transplantadministrators, financial coordina tors, DUH utilization review andthird-part case managers.Teacher/Educato r1. Educates patients along the continuum to assist understanding ofpro cesses and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues.2. D evelops patient education materials or identifies externalresources that are appropriate for patient education in all phases oftransplantation c are.3. Educates nurses and other multidisciplinary team members aboutpa tient care issues to promote positive outcomesfor transplantpatients.4. Provides education and consultation about transplantation, andorgan do nations for the Duke Health System, public organizations orreferral cent ers/practices.5. Serves as a resource person/preceptor in organ transpl ant forgraduate and undergraduate nursing programs.6. Participates or l eads team conferences, rounds, or meetings inrelation to care of the tra nsplant patient or program issues.Research Utilization and Scholarly Inq uiry1. Interprets research and published data to nursing staff andcolle agues concerning current issues in transplantation including thoseof a c linical, legal, ethical and economic nature.2. Incorporates research re lating to the care of transplant patientsinto evidence-based practice wh ile collaboratively determiningappropriateness with the medical team.3. Identifies areas for study and participates in and/or designs andconduc ts research.4. Disseminates findings or information through professiona lpublications and/or presentations.Consultant1.Serves as a consultant to nurses and other health careprofessionals regarding the care of the o rgan transplant patient.2. Advises referring physicians/nurses in the c are of patients incollaboration with the surgical and medical teams.3. Serves as a community consultation resource through media,telephone and transplant internet links for information abouttransplantation and organ donation.4. Consults with unit leadership to resolve issues relating t otransplant patients.Professional Leadership and Development1. Role mod els advanced practice professional nursing throughconduct, appearance, c ommunication, mutual respect, leadership, ethicaldecision-making, critic al thinking, and problem-solving skills2. Communicates effectively to m aintain positive workingrelationships and achieve desired outcomes.3. S upports and participates in the strategic plan for the DukeUniversity He alth System, Department of Nursing, and Department ofAdvanced Practice N ursing.4. Participates in unit, departmental and hospital-wide committe es,task forces or meetings as indicated by role appropriateness.5. Part icipates in organ transplant program planning and managementwithin the h ealth system.6. Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice t hroughactive participation in professional organizations, a minimum of 2 5continuing education hours/year, and active participation in CSU and AP Ndepartmental meetings / educational opportunities.7. Enhances the body of knowledge in nursing and solid organtransplantation through exchange of ideas and knowledge using venuessuch as posters, newsletters, presen tations, and publications.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAttention to detail and effective communication and documentation withnumerous physicians, organ procurement agencies, Operating Room (O.R .),Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Department (ED) staff, thepat ient and the patient's family are required.Minimum QualificationsEducationBSN required, MSN preferred.Experience5 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 specificDegrees, Licensures, CertificationsCurrent or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.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.

Keywords: Duke Careers, Durham , TRANSPLANT COORDINATOR - Pre Kidnedy, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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