Northwell Health Coordinator, Transplant in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001H9F

Job Category Quality Management

Job Description

Coordinates the kidney transplant process for renal transplant recipient/donor patients. Maintains clinical responsibility involving QA reporting and data maintenance. Provides community education and outreach programs.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Coordinates the kidney transplant process for prospective candidates.

• Reviews referrals and medical records of candidates.

• Schedules evaluation testing for transplant candidates.

• Assesses the results of evaluation data with transplant team.

• Maintains medical records and ensures that patient files are complete, updates database as necessary.

  1. Coordinates the plan of care for kidney transplant patients.

• Collaborates with transplant team in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive pre/post operative plan of care.

• Provides support and consultation to co-workers and peers in administering patient care.

  1. Coordinates the kidney transplant process for scheduled pre-transplant patients.

• Coordinates the pre-kidney transplant evaluation process for hospitalized patients.

• Ensures all necessary tests are completed including, but not limited to, scheduling appointments for patients between various departments within the Hospital and ensures all relevant medical information is available prior to scheduled appointments; and following-up on the results of all pending tests.

• Maintains pre-transplant patient files and ensures that patient files are complete.

• Reviews baseline pre-transplant workups, laboratory and diagnostic for scheduled kidney transplant patients.

• Evaluates final transplant workups with the transplant team.

• Educates patients, family members about the transplant process. Answers appropriate questions as necessary.

  1. Performs appropriate follow-up of post-operative transplant patients.

• Ensures patient assessment has been completed and documented.

• Identifies actual/potential patient problems.

• Collaborates with post-operative care members and transplant surgeon.

• Ensures appropriate post-operative plan of care.

  1. Serves as a liaison between the patient and health care members.

• Relates patient concerns and confers with transplant team.

• Makes referrals to appropriate resources as necessary.

• Serves as a liaison for transplant physicians, co-workers, referring physicians, patients and their families, staff nurses and external patient care organizations.

  1. Provides information and counseling to transplant patients and significant others.

• Provides basic information and education about the transplant process to patients, families and community.

• Reinforces information presented by the transplant surgeon.

• Counsels patients, answering questions as appropriate.

  1. Cares for and manages the care of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) awaiting transplant.

  2. Completion of all required data as established by the Organ Procurement Transplant Network.

  3. Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Master's Degree in a Nurse Practitioner Program or a Graduate from an accredited School of Physician Assistant Program, required.

• Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse OR as a Nurse Practitioner in New York State OR current Licensed Registered Physician Assistant by New York State Department of Education, required.

• Minimum of five (5) years clinical experience, required. Previous dialysis experience, preferred.