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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:45 AM

At Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients. It’s an extraordinary effort that we continue to improve upon, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Our hospital provides patient-centered care with a staff of professionals who genuinely care for the well-being of others. As part of Methodist Healthcare’s mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God, we strive to offer care in a safe and compassionate environment. Additional hospital specialties include psychiatric services, emergency care, rehabilitation and robotic surgery. General Statement of Duties: The Abdominal Transplant Coordinator I is a professional registered nurse that performs a variety of clinical services and patient care activities in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary healthcare team to ensure the smooth flow of the transplant evaluation and post-transplant care process. The coordinator works with patients and their families beginning with the evaluation for transplantation and continuing through and after transplantation in a compassionate and tactful manner in order to facilitate access to and provide continuity of care.Essential Job Functions:1. Assessments: Performs appropriate assessments to include psychological, physical, environmental and functional needs2. Education: Provides patient and family education specific to the patient’s disease process. Serves as a resource for education for patient, family, staff, hospital and community.3. Communication: Communicates with all members of the transplant team to include hospital staff and referring physician/staff4. Data Collection: Participates in the collection/entry of data in the patient medical record as required by all regulatory agencies5. Documentation: Documents assessments, interventions and follow-up accurately and timely6. Coordination of care through the phases of transplantation with the transplant team as follows:Pre Transplant Phase1. Assures the performance of necessary studies to determine a patient’s candidacy2. Responsible for the educational process for both patient and family3. Participates in the evaluation and patient selection process4. Monitors patient status throughout work-up and listing5. Participates in the process for patient preparation for transplantation surgery6. Responsible for data collection/entry/management for all regulatory agency requirements.Transplant/Inpatient:1. Assumes lead in directing responsibility of the education to patient and family2. Participates in clinical rounding that includes monitoring quality and adverse changes3. Maintains communication with all the multi-disciplinary team4. Acts as the resource person regarding transplantation for all staff5. Monitors ongoing plan of care and implements changes accordingly6. Prepares patients for discharge and outpatient follow-up7. Communicates with referring physicians as indicated for continuity of care8. Responsible for communication from inpatient to outpatient clinical continuity of care9. Responsible for continuing data collection/entry/management for all regulatory agency requirements.Post Transplant Phase:1. Monitor and follow all diagnostic studies2. Evaluate health status as per clinical protocol3. Communicate and coordinate any patient issues/concerns to the appropriate transplant team member4. Continues educational process to patient and family members5. Provides patient care under the direction of the transplant physician6. Responsible for data collection/entry/management for all regulatory agency requirements

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