Lead Transplant Coordinator, RN – Heart Acquistion – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Lead Transplant Coordinator RN will play a crucial role within our transplant program, assisting the manager in the efficient and effective operations of the department. The primary responsibility will be to support the manager in overseeing the coordination of care for our transplant patients while maintaining a light patient load. The Lead Transplant Coordinator RN will work closely with the Transplant Manager to facilitate the smooth coordination of patient care from the initial referral to post-transplant follow-up. This includes assisting in developing workflows for patient evaluations, providing discharge planning support, and ensuring comprehensive documentation of patient records. The Lead Transplant Coordinator RN will collaborate with the Transplant Manager to develop and deliver educational programs and materials. By providing training to our team members, you will help enhance their understanding of transplant procedures and patient care, contributing to the continuous improvement of our services. The Lead Transplant Coordinator RN will actively participate in our process improvement initiatives. Together with the manager, you will identify areas for enhancement within the transplant program and implement strategies to optimize patient outcomes and streamline workflows. As a Lead Transplant Coordinator RN, you will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research activities. Your contribution to research efforts will further our understanding of transplant patient care and support the advancement of medical knowledge in the field. The Transplant Manager will delegate the Lead Transplant Coordinator RN with specific departmental responsibilities. The Lead Transplant Coordinator RN will work closely with the manager to assist in supervising and guiding the team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality care and adherence to established nursing practice standards.

Essential Duties:

  • Independent coordination of outpatient care of the transplant patient by: • Participate in clinic visits and analyze diagnostic tests. • Monitor patient and family’s compliance with medical regimen. • Review laboratory and other pertinent data and initiate appropriate action including communication of findings with attending provider. • Identify patient care problems and intervene as appropriate.
  • Coordinates donor procurement and recipient preparation by: • Maintaining waiting list with UNOS • Maintaining communications with transplant team members about the donor and recipient status • Coordinating admission process and preoperative preparation.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures pertinent to the transplant program.
  • Participates and develops appropriate educational programs, both formal and informal, for the end stage organ disease patient and family, the nursing staff and the medical staff.
  • Serves as a resource person to all staff involved in the care of transplant patients and their families.
  • Appropriately communicates to multidisciplinary team members all identified patient and family problems and assist with appropriate interventions as needed.
  • Responsible for keeping abreast of regulatory Hospital, CMS, OPTN/UNOS policies, and ongoing clinical education in transplant and evidenced based research.
  • Within their scope of practice independently facilitates the evaluation and listing process of the potential transplant patient. Works within the regulatory requirements of CMS and OPTN/UNOS.
  • Maintains and upholds all Job Accountabilities for Transplant Coordinator I, RN role.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Nursing Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing (BSN).
  • 4 years Clinical experience in transplant or organ donation.
  • 2 years Transplant Coordinator experience
  • Strong critical and strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills.
  • Organization/time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year Experience in leadership role

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator – CCTC (ABTC) CCTC or CPTC required. If CPTC certified, must obtained CCTC within 3 years of hire.

The annual base salary range for this position is $127,570.00 – $190,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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