RN Transplant Coordinator

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 156671-1A
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of professional nursing.

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

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:    

Effective interpersonal, communication and documentation skills.

  1. Ability to problem solve, and think critically.
  2. Ability to motivate, plan, organize and direct individuals and groups.
  3. Attention to detail.
  4. Ability to organize and work in a multi-task environment.
  5. Computer skills including Database and word-processing.

Clinical Skills

  1. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. 
  2. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. 
  3. Ability to cross train to other clinical areas.

            Technical Skills

  1. Demonstrate the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedure. 

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

Experience:     Two years of transplant related nursing experience

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.