RN Pre Lung Transplant Coordinator

UT Southwestern

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 1 week ago

Experience and
Education

3 – 4 years of
Medical/Surgical or Intensive Care experience. Bachelor’s degree in medical
field required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Current Texas RN (or
BNE Compact State) license required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
required.
Current CCTC preferred.

Job Duties

Collects relevant clinical data using a
systematic and continuous process. Interprets tests and procedures based on
established evidence based standard of care.

Anticipates patient’s and/or patient’s family’s expectations and needs and
utilizes them in conjunction with assessment to develop appropriate plan of
care for patient. Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectations.
Synthesizes data and patient information relevant to organ specific
transplantation. Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and
prioritizing
nursing care.

Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on
assessment. Completes documentation of interventions. Coordinates
interdisciplinary plan of care. Communicates plan of care with family, patient
and transplant team members.

Prioritizes nursing interventions based upon assessment. Identifies changes in
condition as evidenced by assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes and
takes follow-up action as appropriate.

Evaluates effectiveness of planned strategies in relation to the patient’s
attainment of expected outcomes. Uses ongoing assessment data to revise the
plan of care and expected outcomes. Documents interventions and modifications
to plan of care.

Adheres to appropriate policies, procedures, clinical pathways, and nationally
accepted standards of nursing practice while delivering care to patients.
Suggests practices to enhance nursing care based on current literature and
research.

Provides transplant specific health teaching that addresses patient self-
monitoring
and promotes self-care. Completes documentation of all education provided.
Obtains feedback and evaluation of understanding from patient and family.
Demonstrates effective communication with children, adolescents, adults, and
older adults.

Describes/maintains compliance with transplant regulatory policies related to
organ allocation, candidate listing, and ABO and UNOS ID verification for
living donors and/or recipients. Advocates for the patient’s medical and
legal
rights and promotes the informed consent process.

Responds to patient’s and/or family’s complaints in appropriate & effective
manner. Reports complaints to Clinical Nurse Manager or designee in timely
manner. Utilizes chain of command to resolve issues. Serves as advocate to
patient and family.

Participates in QA/PI activities as directed. Attends at least 80% of
scheduled
staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties:
Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern
Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that
provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In
accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful
discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;
religion;
national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it
is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of
sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Job Features

Job CategoryTransplant