Nov 22, 2021

Liver Transplant - Clinical Nurse Coordinator

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Emory Children's Center Building
Requisition #: 81181

JOB SUMMARY

The liver transplant nurse coordinator will work with an experienced multidisciplinary care team to help manage the out-patient care of the liver transplant patient. The coordinator will also be involved with the liver transplant evaluation process prior to transplant and also listing potential transplant candidates. They will be the primary contact for transplant patients and families.

Coordinates care of patients and families within accepted practices, policies, and philosophy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Coordinates clinical management, referral, evaluation, communication, regulatory, and research aspects of clinical trials and data management for potential candidates, patients, and families and provides appropriate follow-up care. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of employment

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing

EXPERIENCE*

  • 4 years of experience in nursing
  • 2 years of experience in specialty nursing in appropriate area

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare, Business, or related field

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated computer skills in database management
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Coordinates evaluation and consultation process for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings and ensures appropriate documentation and follow-up of tests and coordination of care.
  2. Ensures appropriate outpatient care and follow-up by receiving and returning outpatient phone calls in a timely fashion and providing documents and medication refills as needed.
  3. Develops, maintains, and implements protocols, data collection tools, and communication mediums to ensure research patients, gathering and recording research/quality improvement data, and coordinating follow-up appointments.
  4. Provides input and assists in developing policies and procedures and coordinating regulatory accreditation and audit process to support continuous assessment of patient care and develop methods for improvement.
  5. Establishes relationships with departments and managers to ensure program activities comply with organizational guidelines and regulatory standards.
  6. Develops instruction and information programs for staff to educate on program criteria, current developments, project status, and how program activities impact the organization.
  7. Performs other activities as necessary to ensure and provide a safe and therapeutic continuity of patient care.
  8. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including:

N = Neonate (less than 30 days)

I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)

EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)

LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)

A = Adolescent (13-17 years)

AD = Adult

All = all ages

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

Address: 2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Non Bedside