Annual UNOS staffing survey now open

Annual UNOS staffing survey now open

Audience

Transplant Centers: Transplant Administrators and Program Directors

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Survey Launch

The UNOS 2019 staffing survey is now available. The deadline for the UNOS 2019 staffing survey has been extended through Dec. 31, 2020. The extension is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure maximum participation from as many centers as possible.

Details

Accessible from the Transplant Administrator section of UNet℠, the survey allows users to contribute program-specific demographic information, including the number of patient referrals and clinic visits.

It also collects personnel information like the number of full time clinical coordinators and other staff positions and the ratio of full-time employees to the number of transplants.

All transplant administrators are able to complete the survey for their respective transplant programs.After contributing this information, administrators can view and analyze their own data, and can aggregate data of similar-sized programs, not only in their region but across the country.

To access the survey, click the Transplant Administrators icon. Select “Staffing Survey,” and then “Create New Survey.”

Before you begin the survey, you will want to have the following numbers for 2019 available:

  • Referrals to program
  • Pre-transplant clinic visits
  • Pre-transplant evaluations
  • Post-transplant clinic visits
  • Living donor evaluations
  • Total number of patients followed pre- and post-transplant
  • VADs implanted, if applicable
  • VAD post-implant visits
  • VADs your center is maintaining

As in prior years, only programs that complete surveys for their organ-specific programs will have access to the summary and comparison data. The intent of this restriction is to maximize participation, since the value of the survey is greatly enhanced when more transplant programs participate. We expect data to be available in early 2021.

Contact

Please contact UNOS Customer Service with technical questions at 1-800-978-4334 or unethelpdesk@unos.org.

 

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