Heart Transplant Coordinator
Company: Yale-New Haven Health
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 9, 2021
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The Clinical Coordinator provides a comprehensive program of
healthcare services for the heart failure/transplant cardiology
patient population. The Clinical Coordinator will collaborate with
nursing staff and medical staff in both the outpatient and
inpatient setting in order to provide an effective patient care
program. The Clinical Coordinator will collaborate with primary
nurses and medical staff on an ongoing basis and is accountable to
patients, nursing, and medical staff and hospital administration
for the delivery of quality patient care.
- Coordinates evaluation process for patients referred for
cardiac transplantation utilizing fiscal responsibility in regard
to patient and hospital costs.
- 1.1 Evaluates patients as candidates for transplantation.
Assesses and identifies physical, emotional, psychological and
social issues of complex patients with advanced heart
- Develops and maintains clinical files of patients evaluated
and/or listed for cardiac transplantation. Interfaces with
insurance carriers in an effort to ascertain for each patient a
seamless transition from the pre-op to post transplant phase.
- 2.1 Participates in interdisciplinary medical transplant rounds
held weekly to discuss the current status and plan of care for all
patients currently in-house on the medical service.
- Responsible for creating the meeting agenda and individual
informational packets for the attendees of the weekly
multidisciplinary team rounds
- 3.1 Collaborates with nurse managers, primary nurses, and
medical staff to plan, implement and evaluate changes in practice
and health care delivery on inpatient and outpatient units.
- Participates in the development of both formal and informal
- 4.1 Participates in hospital wide educational programs.
- Coordinates the transplantation process when a donor is
available including communication between physicians, local organ
procurement organization, patient/families and the medical team
involved including OR, CTICU, CCU, step-down units, blood bank and
the histocompatibility lab.
- Communicates with multidisciplinary team members, patients and
families in a timely manner in regard to patient care/issues.
Consults with unit leadership to resolve issues relating to the
transplant patient. Communicates effectively to maintain positive
working relationships and achieve desired outcomes .
- Assesses post-transplant organ function and general health
status and collaboratively determines need for additional
assessment or intervention.
- Assists nurses and other staff to assess, plan, implement and
evaluate care of the transplant patient
- Collaborates with care coordinator and other team members in
coordinating discharge plans for patients post-transplant
- Participates in the development and implementation of protocol
and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration
with the multidisciplinary team
- Educates patients along the continuum to assist understanding
of processes and procedures surrounding pre-and post-transplant
- Prepares recipient for discharge via intensive interval
- Refers patients or families for assistance utilizing health
system and community resources as appropriate.
- Completes necessary documentation according to the United
Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines including listing,
status change (within a critical timeline), and post-transplant
follow-up information. Responsible for any and all patient
notifications as per UNOS policy.
Education (number of years and type required to perform the
position duties) Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Two (2) or more years clinical nursing experience in intensive
care unit, cardiac step-down unit or actual experience in organ
transplantation is highly desirable.
Excellent basic nursing and medical knowledge with clinical
skills and judgement. Possesses analytical skills to evaluate care
needs, ability to gather relevant clinical data, performs thorough
physical exams and possesses excellent interpersonal skills,
communication and leadership activities and exhibits good judgement
and tact dealing with patient's families .
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Keywords: Yale-New Haven Health, New Haven , Heart Transplant Coordinator, Other , New Haven, Connecticut
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