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Lung Transplant Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Days) at Stanford Children’s Health

Lung Transplant Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Days) at Stanford Children’s Health

Website Stanford Children's Health

1.0 FTE, 8-Hour Day Shifts

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That’s why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It’s why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. And it’s why we need caring, committed people on our team – like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Transplant Coordinators are specialized nurses, typically in an outpatient/ambulatory care setting, that facilitate the care and education of solid organ (e.g., heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, small intestine, and multi-organ transplantation), blood and bone marrow (BMT), or stem cell transplant recipients and their families from initial contact, through the work-up for transplant and the waiting period, discharge planning, and then post-transplant follow-up for transplant-related care, ensuring continuity of care across the transplant continuum. Transplant Coordinators also participate in coordinating retrieval of cadaveric organs for transplantation and participating in providing educational/outreach programs regarding organ donation and transplantation to health care providers, patient groups, community organizations, and others in the hospital’s service area. The Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization. Transplant Coordinator duties vary based on area of specialty.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintains the patient medical record and patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Maintains the appropriate required documentation of physician orders, communications pertaining to the process and patient medical management in the progress note and EMR.
Ensures that the EMR is complete and accurate regarding data required for completion of the UNOS forms (TCR, TRR, TRF); assists in collecting transplant related statistics; participates in the transplant program Quality Improvement Process; responsible for collaboration with affiliated transplant agencies and other transplant centers; educates the community about organ donation in conjunction with the California Transplant Donor Network DNW; participates in orientation of new hires in the transplant coordinator role.

ON-CALL RESPONSIBILITIES (DONOR CALL)

Participates in the coordination of cadaveric organ donors for liver, kidney, lung, heart-lung, pancreas, intestine, multi-visceral and multi-organ retrievals in conjunction with UNOS and the Organ Procurement Agency (OPO) involved at the point of donor origin; accesses the current candidate wait lists and the database, and assists the medical team in the selection of a recipient; contacts the selected recipient(s), makes the offer to the recipient, and communicates back to the surgeon if declined, or patient has symptoms requiring assessment (if accepted, makes all necessary arrangements for the admission); notifies the appropriate hospital departments of the planned transplant surgery; notifies the on-call Histocompatibility technician; ensures that the appropriate blood and tissue specimens are sent for the cross match testing; receives cross match results as needed and communicates result to the surgeon; coordinates all arrangements in conjunction with UNOS for imported organs; Acts to facilitate the coordination of the transplant surgery as called upon and as appropriate while on-call.

POST-TRANSPLANT

Monitors and assesses post-transplant labs, tests, and medications, and ensures that standing lab orders are kept current; notifies physician in a timely manner of abnormal diagnostic tests, out of range lab values, and new/worsening patient symptoms; completes the “discharge packet” and sends out the discharge packet to the primary care physician at an appropriate post-transplant interval; reinforces the inpatient discharge teaching regarding post-operative signs and symptoms of complications, infection, and rejection; directs activity in the Transplant Clinic to ensure efficient workflow, patient rooming, and performs clinical assessments in a clinic setting; maintains long-term follow-up with patient and referring physician until patient becomes inactive with the program; acts as a resource to community physicians and health care workers regarding long-term medical management of the transplant patient.

PRE-TRANSPLANT

Interviews and performs intake referral on potential candidates and their family; assesses patient and family perceptions of physical, emotional, and psychological implications of transplantation; participates in the initial educational process for patient candidates; coordinates testing with various hospital departments, contacts referring physicians for necessary patient information and keeps them current regarding patient’s transplant status and communicates this information to the transplant surgeon/physician to expedite the evaluation process; provides the patient’s financial/insurance information to the Transplant Authorization Department; lists patient on transplant waiting list maintained by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS); communicates acceptance into the program to the patient family; sends out patient information packet; monitors all accepted candidates waiting for transplantation under protocols; attends to transplant issues in the Transplant Clinic.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. Pulmonary and/or Transplant experience preferred

License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

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CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to assess the patient’s understanding of and willingness to learn about transplantation.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency and continual growth in the knowledge of transplantation.
  • Ability to prepare documentation, which is organized, accurate, and clear.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of and ability to coordinate the care of the transplant recipient in an outpatient setting to achieve optimal physical, social, and emotional rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.
  • Knowledge of patient and family educational needs relative to the intricacies of organ transplantation.
  • Knowledge of post-transplant management including medications, complications, interventions, and discharge planning in the coordination of recipient care.
  • Knowledge of the needs of and ability to monitor and coordinate the care of candidates awaiting organ transplantation.
  • Knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and processes of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO).
  • Knowledge of CMS Transplant Regulations

Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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