Job ID: 145651
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2022
DescriptionPenn 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.
Kidney Living Donor Transplant Coordinator Job Description
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 Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program cares for patients and their families across the continuum of advanced organ failure and transplantation. Our surgeons perform more than 200 kidney transplants each year making them one of the most comprehensive, high volume centers in the country for patients with end-stage renal disease. In May of 2013, The Penn Transplant Institute became the 14th institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants. Our program has been awarded a prestigious Silver Level Award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for our outstanding outcomes. Our Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Team is committed to advancing our vision of collaborative patient care, education of multidisciplinary trainees, and clinical research.
The Transplant Coordinator II is a professional nurse who safely practices with the UPHS professional practice model and demonstrates UPHS core values that reflect its mission. The Transplant Coordinator II provides direct care and coordinates care for patients with end-stage organ failure referred to the Transplant Program. The patients range in age from young adult to elderly. The Transplant Coordinator II demonstrates competency in patient and customer care, age-specific accountabilities, patient/employee safety accountabilities, operations, and core values.
In this role, the Transplant Coordinator II will provide patient care throughout the referral, evaluation, pre-donation and post-donation phases of care. The Transplant Coordinator II assesses and evaluates patients and families developing a care plan in collaboration with the Kidney Living donor team. The Transplant Coordinator II creates a written, continuous record for each patient; implements identified medical and nursing interventions; evaluates outcomes. The Transplant Coordinator II serves as an integral member of the transplant team in meeting the needs of the donor and ensuring continuity of care throughout the donation process.
The Transplant Coordinator II maintains competencies for transplant patients' care and demonstrates the skills and knowledge to provide ongoing, individualized care. The coordinator complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
Minimum Certifications, Registry and/or Licenses Required:
-Licensed to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, R.N., and CPR certification.
Degree Requirements and Minimum Experience Required:
-Graduate of an NLN approved school of professional nursing. BSN required with four or more years of experience as a professional nurse.
This position is a Monday through Friday position with rotational on-call duties.
Hours may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the department.
-Clinical assessment of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients BCLS IV insertion Administration of medications (oral, IM, IV, PR) EKG Other nursing functions as determined Computers including windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
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.
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.