Jun 11, 2021

LPN Transplant Coordinator, Liver Center, Clifton Campus, 8a to 4:30p

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Clinical Transplant Coordinator, Heart Transplant Services

Division
Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
US-GA-Atlanta
Department
EUH Heart Transplant Services
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
70198
Job Category
Nursing
Schedule
7a-5:30p
Standard Hours
40 Hours

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides leadership in collaboration with the health care team to define and integrate practice models for designated transplant patient populations throughout the continuum of care.
  • Serves as an expert of knowledge and nursing practice with the transplant population.
  • Functions as educator, consultant, researcher, manager and collaborator.
  • Utilizes critical thinking and analysis along with clinical judgment and decision making to impact patient outcomes.
  • Acts as consultant to referring community health care specialists and primary care providers.
  • Provides transplant program information during negotiation of managed care transplant contracts.
  • Manages patient populations to preserve efficient, cost effective, quality care to both the patients and Emory Hospitals.
  • Identifies targets, assesses the situational variables and provides the appropriate situational leadership style to effect appropriate outcomes.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the delivery of care to the transplant population.
  • Educates patients, families and nursing staff regarding transplant evaluation, discharge planning and ongoing education to promote health.
  • Administers direct patient care to meet the special needs of each age specific patient population. Coordinates transplants during the work day and after hours.
  • Under the direction of the physician, may assume 24-hour telephone management of pre- and post-transplant outpatients.
  • Conducts comprehensive health assessments and demonstrates a high level of autonomy and expert skill in assessing the complex responses of individuals and families to actual and potential health problems.
  • Assesses, analyzes and synthesizes clinical findings to result in optimum goal achievement for patients in a cost effective manner.
  • Collaborates with clinical pathway team and/or appropriate leadership and implements procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Develops and maintains patient management systems (i.e.: transplant database, patient records, UNOS and CTRD)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master's degree in nursing and a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • Four years of recent clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse which includes at least two years in a specialty area, one of which must be ICU.
  • BLS and ACLS certifications required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.