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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:

School Age

Adolescence

Young Adult

Middle Adult

Geriatrics

III. Position Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Required:Associates Degree

Preferred:Bachelor’s Degree

Specify Degree(s):N/A

Residency:N/A

Minimum Experience:

Required:1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Preferred:3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Managerial Experience:N/A

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois

Preferred:N/A

Other:National Certification as Transplant Coordinator or other related specialty preferred.

Computer Skills:

Required:

Basic Keyboarding Skills

Preferred:

EPIC

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Word

Net Learning

Other:N/A

Typing Words Per Minute:N/A

Required Skills:

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.

Personal Relationships:

Skilled job requiring high level of adaptability & interpersonal skills

Internal Contacts:

Within Department

Cross-departmental

Physicians

Students

Management

External Contacts:

Patients

Families

Vendors

Insurance Companies

Regulatory Agencies

Visitors

Other healthcare agencies

Working Conditions:

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

Physical Demands:

Occasionally:

Sitting

Bending

Crouching

Pushing/Pulling

Lifting/Carrying (Up to 25 lbs)

Frequently:

Standing

Walking

Reaching with Arms

Finger/Hand Dexterity

Talking

Hearing

Seeing

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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

Hours: 40

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