Lahey Health Transplant Coordinator in Burlington, Massachusetts

Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Chair, Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases, the Administrative Director, and the Associate Chief, Ambulatory Nursing Practice, and within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics the transplant nurse coordinator is responsible for providing nursing care, education and support to organ donors and transplant candidates, patients on the pre-transplant waiting list and post-transplant patients both in the hospital and in the community. A transplant nurse coordinator collaborates in the delivery of health care services with other team members including pharmacy, social service, nutrition, radiology, physical therapy, laboratory and case management. A transplant nurse coordinator interacts with patients in the clinic, performs nursing assessments and consults with other care providers in developing treatment plans. A transplant nurse coordinator provides telephone triage for pre and post transplant patients and live donors. Patient, family, and nursing colleague education is an integral part of the transplant nurse coordinator?s role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Utilizes the nursing process to promote quality patient care.

  2. Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship and continuing involvement with patients.

  3. Coordinates and collaborates with all health care professionals and community resources to ensure that patients benefit from continuity of care and receive all necessary services

  4. Develops teaching tools for transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, social supports/families and nursing colleagues.

  5. Acts as a nursing consultant on evidence based practice in transplantation for colleagues throughout the organization.

  6. Participates in the education of inpatient nursing colleagues in the area of normal and abnormal organ function, transplantation and organ donation with emphasis on identifying nursing problems.

  7. Participates in appropriate nursing service and hospital committees.

  8. Conducts nursing research and prepares articles for publication in professional journals.

  9. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team about treatment decisions.

  10. Collaborates with nursing and physician leadership in establishing policies and procedures for the transplant program.

  11. Participates in unit quality improvement activities and is familiar with unit based metrics.

  12. Maintains a high level of professional standards by participating in continuing education, professional organizations and community outreach.

  13. Achieves and maintains certification as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator according to organizational and/or departmental standards.

  14. Handles staff and patient confidential information in strict conformance with department/institutional policy.

  15. Delegates work appropriately and provides direction and guidance to nursing and support staff.

  16. Documents relevant clinical issues in the transplant database, inpatient or outpatient medical records, and in other regulatory required database systems

  17. Provides on-call coverage, including coordination of deceased donor liver and / or kidney transplants and provides after hours medical triage for outpatient calls in collaboration with the surgeon on call. Qualifications Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Massachusetts state nursing license. Current certificate of Basic Life Support (BLS).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Effective interpersonal, communication and documentation skills.

  2. Ability to problem solve, and think critically.

  3. Ability to motivate, plan, organize and direct individuals and groups.

  4. Attention to detail.

  5. Ability to organize and work in a multi-task environment.

  6. Computer skills including Database and word-processing.

Clinical Skills

a. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record.

b. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record.

c. Ability to cross train to other clinical areas.

Technical Skills

a. Demonstrate the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedure. See Skill Record.

Demonstrate the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record.

Experience: Two years of transplant related nursing experience, Shift DAYS, Mon - Fri 8 hour shifts, after hours on-call responsibilities

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