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Job #32644
Transplant Nurse, RN, BSN
Transplant - Kidney Acquisition
Full Time, Days
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Transplant Nurse Coordinator - Living Donor Recipient Coordinator
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

Full Time, Days

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.

The incumbent in this position:
  • Performs professional nursing service in inpatient/outpatient clinical setting including, but not limited to, patient assessment, teaching, discharge planning, and telephone triage.
  • 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.
  • Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Dispenses medication as directed. Administers prescribed medications, treatments and procedures in accordance with nursing standards.
  • 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.

Required Education/Training:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN required.
  • Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia.
  • CPR certification.
  • Certification as a clinical transplant coordinator preferred; otherwise, will be expected to become certified when eligible.

Required Experience:
  • 3 years of professional nursing experience.
  • At least 1 year of transplant, outpatient or dialysis experience highly desirable.
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