Renal Transplant Coordinator

Job Requisition #: JR56440

End Date: 6/4/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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The Kidney Transplant Program Team at ChristianaCare is looking Renal Transplant Coordinator to join there team.

The Kidney Transplant Program at ChristianaCare offers the only adult kidney transplant program in Delaware.  More than 1,000 patients rely on our transplant team for kidney failure care.  The care provided encompasses kidney transplant evaluation, waitlist care, after transplant care and transplant education, as well as living donation.  The team is multidisciplinary in nature, including transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, financial coordinators, medical assistants and office support.

What you will be responsible for

  • Identify transplant candidates upon referral and interact with appropriate staff to initiate evaluation process.
  • Coordinate evaluation as well as pre and post transplant care with other team members including but not limited to social worker, pharmacist, dietitian and financial coordinator.
  • Act as a liaison between the transplant program and dialysis and / or nephrology facilities
  • Assure performance of necessary tests and studies to determine patients' candidacy for transplant.
  • Monitor and follow all pre and post transplant diagnostic studies.
  • Evaluate patients' health status on a regular basis.
  • Assume liaison role between patients' family and other members of the health care team.
  • Assume a resource role regarding transplantation for all inpatient staff nurses.
  • Communicate all patient issues and concerns to appropriate transplant physicians.
  • Direct and participate in all patient and family education.
  • Assist as appropriate in the evaluation and selection of potential living donors.  Serve as a liaison between the transplant program and the living donor primary care providers.
  • Manage and maintain appropriate patient monitoring system throughout work-up and while on donor wait list.
  • Maintain communication with patients' referring physicians.
  • Assist in the procurement process by taking organ offer calls, dispatching the transplant team and arranging for potential organ recipients to be admitted to the hospital.
  • Prepare patients for discharge and outpatient follow-up.
  • Maintain and complete all data submissions as required by UNOS, JCAHO and/or other agencies.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.
  • Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.  Report to appropriate individual in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Benefits of working at ChristianaCare

  • Work in a role that directly impacts the lives of our patients, staff & community!
  • Generous PTO, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.
  • 403B company match and Tuition Reimbursement
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Work Hours

  • Monday to Friday (8am to 4:30pm)
  • Required to be On Call at Nights and Weekends

Education and Experience Required

  • B.S./BSN in Nursing required, MSN preferred. Critical care experience preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of related experience in health care, organ transplant experience preferred.

About ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare is one of the country's largest health systems, ranking as the 24th leading hospital in the nation and 15th on the East Coast in admissions. Featuring two hospitals with 1,100 beds, ChristianaCare is a not for profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.

ChristianaCare was recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades, selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the US by the American Hospital Association, and ranked by US News & World Report as the #3 'Best Hospital' in the Philadelphia region out of more than 90 hospitals. To learn more click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtpU0ib3t8

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Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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