Category: Nursing, Transplant
Job Requisition: 3632
Department: Transplant - Kidney Acquisition
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Provides patient care for transplant patients following established standards and practices. Functions to advance the clinical mission and goals of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute through collaborative relationships within the Medical Center. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI)
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) is seeking a Transplant Nurse Coordinator for our rapidly expanding, multi-organ transplant program.
MGTI is a proud member of MedStar Health, the premier health system in the mid-Atlantic region and one of the nation's leaders in solid organ transplants. MGTI associates primarily practice at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
MGTI is one of MedStar’s Centers of Excellence
and offers evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease, intestinal disorders, chronic kidney disease, and complications of diabetes. Our goal is to restore patients to their optimum level of health and return them to a productive life. We specialize in innovative treatments and provide our patients with access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Bachelor of Science degree in the health sciences, nursing or other related field required.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Certification from the American Board of Transplant as a Clinical Transplant Coordinator. CPR certification. If a BSN, will have a registered nurse license in the District of Columbia.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional clinical experience as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or registered dietitian preferred. Candidates with at least one year of transplant-related experience strongly preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Flexibility in schedule and tasks, as needed. Computer skills. Good customer service skills and attitude. Team player. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Handles intake calls from potential transplant candidates and/or referring physicians. Assesses patients for placement on the transplant waiting list. Coordinates evaluation with the patient/family and appropriate members of hospital, the transplant team, the patient’s primary care physician and cardiologist, and clinical consultants.
Greets patients and prepares them for physician evaluations. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and completion of tests.
Facilitates the evaluation of both pre- and post-transplant patients by interfacing with referring physicians, Transplant hepatologists, Transplant nephrologists, Transplant surgeons, scheduling coordinators, consultants, insurance coordinators, and social workers. Has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of this process.
Coordinates the complex management and education of patients’ pre- and post-transplant. Communicates with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to maintain an accurate and current patient waiting list.
Participates in clinical rounds, meetings and conferences, consultations, and educational programs designed to increase knowledge and to improve patient care and staff performance. Serves as a consultant to physicians and staff members regarding services in the specialty area. (e.g., development of critical pathway).
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts test and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family.
Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs and coordinates needs with medical staff.
Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Schedules in-services and education sessions with patients, families and healthcare professionals.
Performs quality control functions of assigned area as directed. Participates in activities to develop and implement quality improvement activities within practice area, and maintains collaborative relationships with personnel in other divisions and departments.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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