RN Pre-Transplant Coordinator- Kidney/Panc

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Nursing - Registered Nurse (RN/BSN/ASN)
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $62,525.00 - 112,530.00 / Year*
position filled
Job Number: 200047
Department: Kidney/Panc Xplant Program
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
RN Transplant Coordinator
Department: Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program (Pre-Transplant)
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Mason Transplant Center in Seattle is a leader in kidney and pancreas transplant procedures in the Puget Sound region. Virginia Mason is also the first medical center in the Pacific Northwest to earn designation as a Donor Care Network Center of Excellence by the National Kidney Registry. The transplant programs serves a large area, providing transplants for patients in Alaska, Montana and Washington. The transplant program has been designed to serve the special needs of patients, families and referring physicians who live great distances from Seattle.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
As a RN Pre-Transplant Coordinator you will perform the following:
* Provide extensive pre-transplant teaching for the patient and family members.
* Collaborate with multidisciplinary team for care-planning and transplant preparation.
* Consult with patients during pre-transplant period
* Prepare living donor recipients for their living donor transplant
* Act as a liaison between patients, referring providers, dialysis team and the transplant program.
* Triage questions from pre-transplant patients
* Review outside records to coordinate and ensure all health maintenance completed before transplant.
* Provide cross-coverage for other transplant RN coordinators (living donor or post-transplant roles)
A Washington State Registered Nursing License is required for this position. BSN preferred.
This position also requires an understanding of the complexity of the illnesses manifested by patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) along with the risk factors involved and the diagnostic and treatment options available.
Thorough understanding of the nationwide system of organ procurement and distribution is necessary; knowledge of how to activate patients in the national registry and the procedure for acceptance of organs is recommended.
Understanding of the intricacies of organ allocation both from a practical standpoint as well as having the ability to explain this to patients is another vital component of this position.
This position also requires excellent communication and organization skills and proficient computer ability.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Associated topics: asn, bsn, cardiothoracic, ccu, infusion, nurse rn, psychatric, staff nurse, surgery, transitional

* Estimated salary

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