Transplant careers

Registered Nurse Lung Pre-Transplant

Website University of Washington Medical Center

Our LUNG PRE-TRANSPLANT NURSE COORDINATORS are health care professionals responsible for the continuum of care experienced by the transplant patient at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.  The role focuses on the duties related to the pre-transplantation phase and will include procurement call.  Management for a designated transplant patient population includes independent patient assessment, triage, education, coordination of medical and nursing care, and documentation of care. Integral to the role is an understanding of the regulations and data requirements surrounding transplant care issued from the United Network of Organ Sharing and HRSA.

Our Lung Transplant service is one of the largest programs in North America.  We provide lung transplant care for the entire Pacific Northwest.  We are proud to provide this uniquely specialized care to patients in this region.  Through the dedicated work of our team, patient survival and quality of life are superior.  The Nurse Coordinators play a key role in this team effort.

As a teaching hospital and research center, we’re deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients-as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we’re proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation, and we continue to be the only hospital in the region with such status.  We’re also consistently named one of the nation’s best hospitals, as reported by U.S. News and World Report.

Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC.  As a registered nurse (RN), you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative.  Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care.  In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!

As a Magnet recognized organization, the University of Washington Medical Center recognizes the contribution of nursing to high quality patient care, values professional nursing practice, promotes ongoing development of nursing staff, encourages autonomy and innovation, and supports interdisciplinary collaboration.

Under general direction, RNs provide patient care and coordination of services through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care.


Demonstrate and document for assigned patients completion of:

1. Assessment and nursing diagnosis of patients;
2. Care planning;
3. Implementation of safe nursing care;
4. Evaluation of patient responses to nursing care;
5. Patient teaching;
6. Patient advocacy;
7. Discharge and transfer planning;
8. Admission, discharge and transfer processes;

Direct patients, families, visitors and staff members in emergencies and complex situations;

Initiate and evaluate overall care plan; involve patients and their families in care planning; initiate consultations and/or referrals and discharge planning;

Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing clinical duties and evaluate own practice in relation to these;

Participate in the Quality Assurance program by identifying areas for investigation; assist in data collection, monitoring, and the development and implementation of corrective actions for the unit;

Contribute to the establishment and implementation of goals for the unit through staff meetings and other activities;

Collaborate with other team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs.

Provide assistance and direction to new employees, supplemental, professional, agency, per diem and ancillary staff, and students following an established learning plan for a designated shift;

May act as a clinical resource to health care team members in identification a resolution of patient care problems to enhance effectiveness of the unit;

May develop clinical procedures based on changing technology, new research, and experience with patients in the specialty;

May develop educational or clinical projects for specified patient groups;

May initiate, collaborate, and/or assist in research projects to enhance the delivery of patient care.

May function as a primary nurse in delivery of patient care.

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement:
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington

BSN. Position requires at least 2 years ICU nursing experience; transplant experience preferred  If interested apply to position 167833.  Questions, please contact Kristi Fitzgerald at


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