Renal Transplant Coordinator RN in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Renal Transplant Coordinator RN

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Registered Nurse • Job ID: 669730

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Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Renal Transplant Coordinator RN you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you – at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant which is a part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation the nursing care for patients suffering from chronic and end stage organ disease and potential transplant patients and live donors. The RN coordinates care delivered by other members of the transplant team to affect positive outcomes for the patient.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

1. Education: Graduate of a nursing program: diploma, associate degree, or baccalaureate program.

2. Experience: At least 1 year RN experience and must meet ALL requirements of RN II

Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Preferred: N/A

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

1. Required: Valid and Current Texas License – Registered Nurse

Essential Job Functions:

1. Assures the performance of necessary studies to determine a patient’s candidacy

2. Assumes lead in directing responsibility of all patient and family education; acts as the resource person regarding transplantation for all staff nurses

3. Assists in the evaluation and selection of potential recipients and living donors

4. Maintains appropriate monitoring of patients’ status throughout work-up and while on the deceased donor organ transplant waiting list.

5. Coordinates comprehensive care with other team members and monitors live donor post donation for clinical/social/emotional issues and routine follow up visits; Prepares patients for discharge and outpatient follow-up

6. Communicates all patient post donations issues and concerns to other transplant team members and maintains communication with patients’ referring physicians.

Additional Job Functions:

1. Participates in 24 hour call duties shared by all coordinators that includes triaging patient problems, coming in to hospital/clinic as needed and taking organ call for potential transplantation of recipient(s)

2. Recognizes and responds to crisis situations. Notifies appropriate individuals of actual or impending crisis.

3. Identifies and completes assessments of patient/s.o. educational needs. Develops and helps implement teaching plan. Provides education consistent with patient’s level of understanding using existing resources for patient/s.o.

4. Incorporates patient’s cultural and spiritual beliefs into care by making appropriate referrals to chaplain, social services, case manager, etc. Reflects these in plan of care with appropriate documentation of interventions.

5. Reports and documents patient’s symptoms, responses, and progress. Interventions are appropriate to patient’s symptoms, responses, and progress.

6. Maintains continuity of care through communication with other shifts and departments. Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team.

7. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.

8. Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals under the MHS Financial Performance Plan.

9. Understands and enforces system, departmental and hospital policies and procedures as well as established rules and regulations.

10. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

11. Completes other duties as assigned.

12. Keeps abreast of the physician utilization of service, their specialty and specific needs.

13. Assists with promoting (through the TQM philosophy) teamwork; assists with leading and facilitation department procedures and process improvements.

14. Assists in monitoring productivity and quality and identifies areas for improvement.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. The hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute. We are the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. In 2019 the center reached a major milestone by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year. This set a new national record, 65 more transplants than the second center on the list. This is acknowledged in the United Network of Organ Sharing database.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Renal Transplant Coordinator RN opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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