Trinity Health Lung Transplant Procurement Coordinator (RN Required) in Maywood, Illinois
The transplant procurement coordinator’s primary responsibility is to direct the resources available to facilitate a successful recovery of organs for transplantation. Included in the responsibility is screening all potential organ donors for suitability, communicating with surgical and medical staff regarding organ offers, coordinating recipient and donor operative cases , and traveling with recovery team to procure the organ. Waitlist management of recipients including patient education, obtaining medical tests, and relaying changes in medical status to the transplant team is also essential. The procurement transplant coordinator will also be well versed in policies related to donation and transplant.
- Assists in managing the clinical care of the patient in the pre-transplant phase of evaluation for organ transplant. Reviews diagnostic tests, laboratory work, and other pertinent information in
clinic and before medical review board. Coordinates care of the patient pre-transplant, triages calls, and assists in medical and medication management. Available to assist with procurement of organs.
- Educates the patient on all aspects of the transplant process.
Prepares and submits all information to UNOS,CMS,JCAHO, insurance companies, etc. related to transplant service inquiries.
Performs administrative functions as preparation of QI reports, attending meetings and conferences, etc. as needed.
Performs other duties related specifically to heart and lung transplant.
Patient Population Specific Competencies:
Demonstrates the skills and knowledge necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient populations
served by the specific department to which the incumbent is assigned. Must be able to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to population specific needs.
The primary patient population for the department is patients involved in organ transplant procedures.
Age Specific Competencies:
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development for the appropriate age span of the
department’s patients. The age span of the deparment's patients is:
III. Position Requirements:
Required:1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Preferred:3-5 years of previous job-related experience
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois
Other:National Certification as Transplant Coordinator or other related specialty preferred.
Basic Keyboarding Skills
Microsoft Power Point
Typing Words Per Minute:N/A
Ability to communicate verbally
Ability to compose letters and memorandums
Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
Ability to deal with stressful situations
Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize workflow
Ability to work as an effective team member
Ability to think critically
Other:Ability to articulate the scope of practice and appropriate delegation of nursing tasks per the Illinois
State Nurse Practice Act.
Skilled job requiring high level of adaptability & interpersonal skills
Other healthcare agencies
Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment
Work takes place on hospital unit or clinical setting
Frequent travel between sites is required
Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards
Lifting/Carrying (Up to 25 lbs)
Reaching with Arms
Job Number: 00178112
Location: Maywood, IL
Organization Name: Loyola University Medical Center
Facility: LUHS-Loyola University Medical Center
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Day Shift