Transplant Nurse - Pre Kidney
A b out MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, DC Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personaliscaring for the whole personMedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment. MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. General Summary of Position: Provides patient care for transplant patients following established standards and practices. Functions to advance the clinical mission and goals of the Georgetown Transplant Institute through collaborative relationships within the Medical Center. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) is seeking for a Transplant Nurse Coordinator for our rapidly expanding multi-organ transplant program. MGTI is a proud member of MedStar Health, the premier health system in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of the nation's leaders in solid organ transplants. MGTI associates primarily practice at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. MGTI is one of MedStars Centers of Excellence and offers evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease, intestinal disorders, chronic kidney disease and complications of diabetes. Our goal is to restore patients to their optimum level of health and return them to a productive life. We specialize in innovative treatments and provide our patients with access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials. Qualifications: EDUCATION AND OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Bachelors of Science degree in the health sciences, nursing or other related field required. LICENSURE AND OR CERTIFICATION: certification from the American Board of Transplant as a clinical transplant coordinator CPR certification; if a BSN, will have a registered nurse license in the District of Columbia. EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional clinical experience as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or registered dietitian preferred. Candidates with at least 1 year of previous transplant-related experience strongly preferred. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care; effective verbal and written communication skills; flexibility in schedule and tasks, as needed; computer skills; good customer service skills and attitude, team player; skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public; ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Handles intake calls from potential transplant candidates and/or referring physicians. Assess patients for placement on the transplant waiting list. Coordinates evaluation with the patient/family and appropriate members of hospital, the transplant team, the patients primary care physician and cardiologist, and clinical consultants. Greets patients and prepares them for physician evaluations. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and completion of tests. Facilitates the evaluation of both pre and post transplant patients by interfacing with referring physicians, Transplant hepatologists, Transplant nephrologists, Transplant surgeons, scheduling coordinators, consultants,Insurance coordinators and social workers. Has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of this process. Coordinates the complex management and education of patients pre and post transplant. Communicates with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to maintain an accurate and current patient waiting list. Participates in clinical rounds, meetings, and conferences, consultations and educational programs designed to increase knowledge and to improve patient care and staff performance: serve as a consultant to physicians and staff members regarding services in the specialty area. (eg, development of critical pathway). Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans, and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family. Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs, and coordinates needs with medical staff. Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Schedules in services and education sessions with patients, families, and healthcare professionals. Performs quality control functions of assigned area as directed. Participates in activities to develop and implement quality improvement activities within practice area and maintain collaborative relationships with personnel in other divisions and departments. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures; attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.