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RN Transplant Program Coordinator

Job ID: 141285
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2022

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Penn Transplant Institute (PTI) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is home to some of the area's largest transplant programs with staff and faculty who are recognized as leaders in transplantation both nationally and internationally. Since developing one of the nation's first kidney transplant programs in 1966, the Institute has performed over 10,000 solid organ transplant procedures and continues to be at the forefront of the discipline, providing the latest technology and discoveries in transplantation. The PTI has active programs in heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, kidney and liver living donor and hand transplantation. The PTI is committed to a vision to be a global leader in transplant care delivery, innovation and research.

The auto-transplant program coordinator provides subject matter expert support to the designated program(s) of the Penn Transplant Institute in delivering unmatched advanced knowledge and expertise in auto- transplantation. The auto-transplant program coordinator is responsible for collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to provide specialized patient-centered care across all phases of the auto-transplant process: referral, evaluation, peri-operative, and post-procedure. Serves as a clinical and operational resource for the training of staff, working in collaboration with the clinical manager to formulate professional development and growth. The auto-transplant program coordinator serves is an integral member of the transplant team in meeting the needs of the auto-transplant patient and ensuring continuity of care throughout the transplant process. Acts as a liaison for performance improvement initiatives, monitoring compliance with organizational and regulatory agency requirements, and collaborates in the development, revision, and implementation of policies and protocols for the program. The auto-transplant program coordinator works with the clinical operations manager for program development, implementation, dissemination of information to the multidisciplinary team, and participates in program outreach activities.


  • Assures full responsibility for the management and coordination of all patients and assist the clinical manager with the full integration of the program. Involved in ongoing review of operational processes, participates in decision making, implementation, and evaluation of change.
  • Manages and eliminates process workarounds. Collaborates with the clinical manager to develop action plans. Implements and follows through with action plans.
  • Responsible for partnering with the clinical manager and the Quality team to support clinical, quality, regulatory compliance.
  • Participates in all program clinical and operational workflows during referral, evaluation, and follow-up phases. Includes coordination, collaboration, and oversight of patient care and case scheduling.
  • Identifies areas for practice change and research, participates or leads the developing and/or revising of clinical protocols, procedures, and pathways.
  • Assists the clinical manager to lead implementation and evaluation of identified department of Penn Transplant Institute needs.
  • Responsible for partnering with the clinical manager for schedules and staff training.
  • Complete UPHS yellow belt training within the first 24 months
  • Develops and creates educational materials and programs for staff, patients, and families. Functions as a transplant resource for UPHS, outside organizations, physician practices and the general public.
  • Works with the Penn Transplant Institute (PTI) leadership and the program clinical manager in developing programs, services and initiatives to anticipate future customer needs. Drives patient satisfaction by ensuring staff understand the UPHS commitment Service Excellence Guidelines and have the necessary skills to meet service expectations.
  • Ability to interface effectively with outside providers, staff, patients, and families and maintains collaborative relationships.
  • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient/Employee safety. Demonstrates an awareness of patient/employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position.
  • Provides quality and effective care of the complex auto-transplant population. Coordinates a comprehensive plan of care under the direction of the transplant physicians and multidisciplinary team. Communicates and documents all interactions for team management in EPIC. Effectively communicates to provide care in the team environment.
  • Participate in nursing scholarly endeavors; for example research, publishing, and presenting papers. Participates in department and hospital committees and projects as requested.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.


  • Registered Nurse - PA (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
  • Nursing 5+ years Transplant Coordinator
  • Other
  • Graduate School Some graduate school preferred 2+ years Auto-transplant or islet cell transplant experience preferred

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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