Transplant Coordinator - Heart Coordinator - DUH

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Transplant Coordinator – Duke University Hospital

Duke University Health System- seeks to hire an experienced Transplant Coordinator who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Department Profile:

The Duke Transplant Center at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

Department Profile:
The Heart Transplant Program at Duke University Hospital is an experienced and innovative program, transplanting 100+ patients per year, while delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure positive patient experiences and outcomes.

The Heart Transplant Coordinator, works closely with the multidisciplinary team, to provide care for advanced heart failure patients as they move toward transplantation. The nurse coordinator manages a caseload of patients along all phases of the transplant continuum; pre, transplant, and post-transplant, during weekday business hours, as well as, providing after hours coverage on a rotational basis. The nurse coordinator will provide care to patients in an outpatient setting and will interface with patients when hospitalized, providing care based on program protocols, workflows, policies, and per regulatory agencies.

The Heart Transplant Coordinator provides on-call coverage, including coordination of activities prior to transplant and medical triage for out patients in collaboration with the physician on-call. The Heart Transplant Coordinator organizes the transplantation process when a donor is available (24hours/7 days a week) including communication between physicians, local organ procurement organization, patient/families and the medical team involved including ED, OR, ICU (SICU, ACU), blood bank and histocompatibility labs. The Heart Transplant Coordinator completes necessary documentation according to CMS and the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines to include listing, status changes, and post-transplant follow-up information. The Heart Transplant Coordinator communicates with multidisciplinary team members, patients, and families in a timely manner concerning patient care/issues.

This is a salaried position that does require rotational weekends and holidays when covering on call. This position does extensive patient assessment in clinic environment, phone triage, and patient education to ensure exemplary care.

Work Hours & Shifts: Monday – Friday, hours per program practice.
Full Time:Day shift, call required, and to include rotational weekends and holidays.

Occupational Summary

The Heart Transplant Coordinator coordinates solid organ heart transplantation of all pediatric and adult organ recipients. The Heart Transplant Coordinator provides follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-transplant, during transplant and post-transplant. S/he collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting and educating nursing staff. S/he is a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant and leader. S/he makes clinical judgments based upon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Heart Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Attention to detail and effective communication and documentation with numerous physicians, organ procurement agencies, Operating Room (O.R.), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Department (ED) staff, the patient and the patient’s family are required.

Minimum Qualifications


BSN required, MSN preferred.


5 years nursing experience with at least two years in transplant, critical care, disease specific OR minimum of 3 years clinical nursing experience in transplant, critical care, disease specific

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/23/2021
Application Due: 4/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time