Vanderbilt University Medical Center RN Transplant Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee

RN Transplant Coordinator

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About the Department:

VANDERBILT HEART TRANSPLANT PROGRAM

Watch a video at http://youtu.be/CWTU-1-v1cw from our Strides in Heart Care TV special to learn more about our heart transplant program.

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

  • Outcomes for patients receiving a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center exceed nationally established benchmarks.

  • One of only two centers in the country to achieve this distinction, we've earned recognition as a center of excellence and distinction by many healthcare organizations.

  • As the largest heart transplant program in Tennessee, we have the experience and resources to provide the most advanced care to patients suffering from heart failure. Read more at https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/transplant/37277 . at https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/transplant/37277

JOB SUMMARY:

Facilitates and coordinates the evaluation of potential transplant and/or living donor candidates. Assists with coordination of care and discharge process for recipients hospitalized for transplantation and living donation and post-operative complications. Provides clinical management transplant recipients and/or living donors, who are followed as outpatients, in collaboration with the transplant team (attending physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical transplant pharmacists, social workers).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the evaluation process of potential transplant candidates and/or living donors in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals.

  • Educates patients and families about the transplant process, evaluation and waiting phases, and long-term follow-up and care, as well as, living donation when applicable.

  • Monitors patient progress and provides clinical management during post-transplantation and post living donation.

  • Ensures the most current practices of transplantation nursing are utilized, and providing system improvements to support optimal transplant outcomes.

  • Ensures referring physician is kept informed about all phases of the transplant process.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

TRANSPLANT COORDINATION (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of transplant coordination in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully delivering coordination services without requiring support and instruction from others. Possess sufficient knowledge to provide interventions that maintain or improve physiology, psychological and social health and interventions that facilitate and optimize behavioral changes and treatment adherence with complex, lifelong therapies. Advocates supporting patients and families in planning, implementation and evaluation of care. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.

NURSING PATIENT EDUCATION (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of patient education in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of providing patient health education services without requiring instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.

NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of patient assessments and evaluations in practical applications of a difficult nature. Conducts primary care patient interviews and physical examinations. Conducts inquiry with a thorough series of questions when patients state an ailment or complaint in order to accurately identify and elaborate on the problem. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to role model and coach less experienced peers.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.

  • Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.

Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:

· PTO

· Health Plan

· Parental Leave

· Life Insurance

· Retirement

· Short-Term Disability

· Long-term Disability

· Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

· Dental Insurance

· Group Discounts

· Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

· Vision

*Minimum Qualifications Required *

Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Registered Nurse Required

VUMC Recent Accomplishments:

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

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CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P3):

    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
    • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P3):

    • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P3):

    • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P3):

    • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (P3):

    • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
    • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
    • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Other Nursing Services

Organization: Heart Transplant Program 201148

Title: RN Transplant Coordinator

Location: TN-Nashville-Oxford House

Requisition ID: 1802852