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Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator, RN
Lung Transplant Department/Clinical Specialist & Professionals
FT - Days - Non-Exempt
Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Lung Transplant Department. Submit your application today!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Seeking a Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator, who has the ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other providers and disciplines and providing education to patients. Performs specialized and advanced nursing tasks. Understands the principles and benefits of performance improvement as it relates to the mission and operation of the organization. Communicates clearly and proficiently both orally and in writing at a level necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Establishes good rapport and working relationships with all health team members and assists co-workers willingly. Role models professionalism within nursing as evidenced by active involvement in unit and organizational activities. Demonstrates strong team work and stress management and is seen as an expert resource person to the health care team. Consistently utilizes critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, delegation and leadership in providing or overseeing patient care. Provides orientation and training to new staff. Provides advanced clinical guidance and information to other staff members regarding complex clinical issues/cases. Participates in workload measurement and performance indicators for nursing. Collaborates with providers and patients to ensure that appropriate management, referrals, and responses to inquiries are provided. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing care services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction. Demonstrates expert technical skills, leadership, problem solving and knowledge. Job responsibilities fall within the 5 pillars that encompass Methodist Excellence, the service excellence model: Finance, Growth, Service, People, Quality and Safety.
Monitors patient/family before, during and after transplantation for physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial needs and intervenes when appropriate. Refers patients to members of the Lung team (chaplain, counselor, nutritionist, support team, and financial advisors) as needed, and/or utilizes community resources when appropriate.
Coordinates the patient and donor pre-admission work-up and visits. Gathers and reviews all pertinent clinical information (including past treatments and outcomes) and presents this to the transplant physician with special notes to abnormal results.
Collaborates with direct health care providers to establish plan of care, facilitates continuity of care across departments (both in-patient and out-patient) within hospital and home health providers. Coordinates all services for Lung patients.
Coordinates the transfer of patient care from Lung Transplant Program back to referring physician and is responsible for long-term follow-up, which includes but is not limited to: periodic updates on patient condition, coordinating follow-up visits with Lung Transplant physician and referring physician, and coordinating provision of post-discharge necessary services.
Educates patients, their families, to assist understanding of the disease, and processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues. Acts as a resource for members of the interdisciplinary team on transplant care and protocols to promote positive outcomes for Lung Transplant patients.
Communicates with interdisciplinary team members, patients and families, and payers in a timely manner to ensure comprehensive documentation.
Additional Job Functions:
Performs admissions and continued stay reviews as needed.
Acts as an advocate for patient’s benefits. Manages outpatient drug benefits. Investigates formulary and obtains overrides if needed. Identifies need for indigent drug program and coordinates the application process.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and rounds and/or, unit, departmental, and hospital-wide meetings or committees as indicated by role appropriateness.
Keeps current on requirements mandated by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), NMDP, and other regulatory bodies, monitors compliance.
Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.
Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals.
Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself
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.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Technical / Professional Knowledge
Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in therapeutic and diagnostic measures, equipment and procedures used in patient care, knowledge of Federal regulations community resources, principles of process improvement, and third party payer requirements and financial systems; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key patient issues; understanding relationships between assessment, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Building Customer Loyalty
Effectively meeting customer needs; building productive customer relationships; taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
Contributing to Team Success
Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
Creating a good first impression; commanding attention and respect; showing an air of confidence.
Completes competencies as defined by department/unit and/or clinical specialty area.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing is preferred. Three years recent clinical experience in blood and marrow transplant/oncology and experience in case management/utilization preferred.
Minimum License and Certificates Required: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates willbe promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
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