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!
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.
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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About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.