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RN - Liver Transplant Coordinator - 100%FTE, Day

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The Transplant Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the evaluation and preparation of patients for organ transplantation and long-term management of patients after transplant. The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating patient care across multiple areas – transplant office, the outpatient clinic, the inpatient nursing unit and the community – in order to provide continuity of patient care across settings.

These patients and their families, though concentrated within three to four hours of driving distance from UW Health, reside in all parts of the United States.

Problems encountered have a significant level of complexity due to both clinical and logistical issues. Most problems can be resolved by referring to subject matter experts, program director, or references. A considerable amount of analysis and innovation is involved in problem solving and applying appropriate interventions and therapies to individual patients and patient problems. General supervision and direction is provided, but the transplant coordinator has wide latitude in decision making within department policies and principles, most of which are unwritten.

A wide variety of internal and external relationships are involved in performance of the transplant coordinator’s duties. In the hospital, there are patients, families, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and physicians (both faculty and house staff).
Outside the institution, there is ongoing involvement with dialysis staff, community physicians, pharmacists, laboratory personnel, pharmaceutical representatives, insurance company case managers and medical directors.

Organizational skill is paramount. In addition to independently planning and scheduling his/her own daily schedule, the coordinator must be able to prioritize clinical issues and case manage a large number of patients in various stages of the transplant process including patients awaiting transplantation, inpatients at UW Health and long-term post-transplant patients.

Knowledge of computer software is required to operate within the program’s local area network – entering and obtaining information in patient problems lists, medication and lab profiles, and clinical research database.

The Transplant Coordinator must demonstrate competence and management in the care of people with renal and hepatic failure, diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other disorders related to transplantation. They must be experts in the management of immunosuppression including a host of adverse reactions and drug interactions.


Education:

Minimum - Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred - A Master’s degree in Nursing or relevant area may be used to substitute for one (1) year of clinical experience.

 

Work Experience:

Minimum - Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience. Progressive Nursing experience with demonstrated success

Preferred - Two (2) years of transplant or closely related nursing experience

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum - Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Wisconsin

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

On-Call Responsibility: Occasional On-Call based on the needs of the department.

 

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. 

  

Work Schedule:

100%FTE, 40 Hours. Day, hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

 

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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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