Clinical Coordinator, AbdominalTransplant

Job ID: J140863
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Feb 27, 2019

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Description

Date Posted: 20190220
Location: Allegheny General Hospital
Department: Abdominal Transplant
Status: Full Time
Shift:  40 hours every two weeks

Daylight hours, no weekends or no holidays.

Union: YES

The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.

For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes.

Since 1885, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has offered medical care to Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.  What started with just 50 beds inside two adjoining brick homes has evolved into a premier health care institution with over 600 beds.  Today, AGH still follows the founding partners mission statement, “Erected for the benefit of mankind to save life, relieve suffering and conserve health” by continually striving for outstanding patient experience and care.  Allegheny General offers its patients many modern-day amenities, state-of-the art surgical suites, innovative technology, and advanced medical treatments, which are delivered by its world-renowned doctors in conjunction with exceptional teams of nurses, technicians, clinicians and supporting staff.

Job Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Coordinates and manages transplant patients' care throughout the entire transplant process.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates all aspects of the transplant process including, but not limited to, referral, evaluation, waitlist, perioperative care, and follow-up care. (50%)
  • Performs assessment of patients' status, intervenes when appropriate and reports findings to transplant  physicians. (20%)  
  • Ensures that patient education is planned, developed, implemented, evaluated and documented in patient chart and transplant database. (20%)
  • Coordinates and presents formal in-service education programs for professional, as well as, general audiences. (5%)
  • Coordinates the donor/recipient process as a liaison with the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO), referring physicians, histocompatibility laboratory, transplant physicians, hospital staff and patients. (5%)  

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • 3 years clinical experience
  • Current PA licensure as an RN
  • CCTC required within two (2) years of start date

Preferred

  • 1 year transplant experience
  • American Board of Transplant Coordination Clinical Certification Examination

Summary

Coordinates and manages transplant patients' care throughout the entire transplant process.

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