Registered Nurse (RN) Post-Transplant Coord - Kidney Post

University of Maryland Medical System
Parkville, MD
Sep 21, 2019
Sep 23, 2019
Full Time
What You Will Do: Registered Nurse (RN) Post-Transplant Coord - Kidney Post Full-time - Day shift Check us out here: Transplant - Kidney Post Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world class 800-bed, Magnet designated Academic Medical Center with a comprehensive and technologically advanced surgical suites. We are looking for talented Transplant Registered Nurses to join our nursing team here at University of Maryland Medical Center. As a Registered Nurse at UMMC, you'll experience: A supportive and collaborative work environment An Achievable Professional Advancement model: Opportunities to progress in function, skills, and pay through our achievable promotion schedule; The opportunity to work in a specialized care environment at an Academic Medical Center with a nursing centered care model and Magnet Designation; A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans and more! A highly competitive wage scale : Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against to market standards. Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for your graduate degree at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, you won't find a more vibrant place to work! Under general supervision, provides and coordinates the care provided to transplant patients in the post transplant phase of care. May provide care to other patients as necessary. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of professional practice in the delivery of patient care and in participation of the development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during the post-transplant phase of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice within the Department of Transplantation. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Provides comprehensive patient care to and coordinates multidisciplinary care for solid organ post-transplant patients. Working directly with the multidisciplinary care team, coordinates inpatient and post-transplant care of transplant recipients. Triages all post-transplant outpatient phone calls, guiding patient care through coordination of multidisciplinary aspects. Coordinates scheduling of all post hospitalization medical procedures, diagnostic testing, clinic visits, and medicine changes deemed necessary by physician and/or protocol. Provides direct support to physicians and patients after normal business to provide emergency assistance as needed. Coordinates patient transportation and admission to hospital when deemed necessary by physician and/or protocol. Notifies transplant team members of post-transplant admissions, including admitting personnel, transplant resident, referring physician, and patient placement center. Provides ongoing post-transplant care maintenance. Under physician supervision, assists patients with medication management, prescription refills, and authorizations as required. Reviews laboratory studies and reports abnormal results to physician. Interacts closely with social worker, nutritionist, and pharmacist to communicate patient needs and to assure that all patient needs are met. Coordinates data collection for post-transplant recipients. Completes all United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) forms required post-transplant Obtains and organizes patient information in transplant database. Provides appropriate nursing units with transplant educational materials and continual updates as needed, or required. Provides ongoing patient/family education and support. Provides patient education and pertinent transplant information to post transplant recipients. Assists in the development of patient and family educational materials. Ensures that all material is updated as new information becomes available. Participates in patient-related consultations with physician staff as requested, including attendance at multidisciplinary meetings/rounds. Establishes and maintains frequent contact with referring physicians and institutions to ensure the timely transmission of pertinent medical information. Communicates with referring physician immediately post-transplant. Communicates during the post-transplant outpatient phase as necessary. Assists in the development of all transplant related clinical protocols. Assists the Medical Director in a variety of areas to facilitate the Transplant Program. Assists with promotion of the transplant program through interaction with referring physicians and education of dialysis unit nurses and staff. What You Need to Be Successful: Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, or eligible to practice with Compact State agreements outlined through the Maryland Board of Nursing, is required. BSN preferred. Dialysis, Critical Care, or Transplant experience is preferred. Must obtain NATCO CCTC certification within 2 years of hire, or within a time frame determined by management. Must maintain NATCO certification once received. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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