HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN Transplant Coordinator Heart Transplant (Days) in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.

General Statement of Duties: Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation for patients suffering from chronic heart failure, end stage heart disease, Ventricular assist device and transplant patients. The RN coordinates care delivered by other members of the heart transplant team to affect the positive outcomes for the patient.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Formulates and updates appropriate plan of care that addresses: educational, financial, age specific, biosocial, and discharge planning needs. Performs appropriate assessments to include psychological, physical, environmental and functional needs. Must be able to perform duties independently and meet deadlines. Documents assessments, interventions, and follow-up accurately and timely. 2. Communicates effectively with heart transplant/VAD team, patients, referring physician, and all customers. 3. Provides patient, family and community education, specific to the patients’ disease process and the plan of care for the heart transplant patient. Facilitates patient and family through the heart transplant process. Serves as a resource for education on Ventricular Assist Devices, heart transplantation for patient, patient family, staff, hospital, and community. 4. Assists with development and/or update of policies and procedures. Support and implement change, programs, and goals of the heart transplant program. 5. Maintains and advances own clinical and personal growth through self-directed learning, continuing education, and professional networking. Must be able to perform all essential job functions while on duty, including adequate performance of duty while taking any legally prescribed medications, which may cause adverse reactions to the performance of your essential job skills. 6. Maintains database and registry for destination therapy and coordinate patient care for the VAD patient to include selection, inpatient management, education, discharge planning and outpatient follow up. Initiates and/or collaborates in performing clinical research projects including retrospective and prospective study registries and the preparation and presentation of information.

Minimum Education and Experience: At least 3 years RN experience.

Minimum License and Certificates Required: Must have a valid Texas RN license.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: RN Transplant Coordinator Heart Transplant (Days)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-78391