Assistant Transplant Coordinator (CMA or Medic)
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-09
The Assistant Transplant Coordinator assists transplant coordinators in the additional specialized needs of the transplant patient population. Assistant transplant coordinators focus on pre-transplant evaluations, material and chart preparation, performing medical assistant functions in the transplant clinic (e.g. vital signs, review of medications as needed), assisting transplant coordinators to help get transplant candidates evaluated, retrieving and recording labs, triage of patient phone calls, and general assistance to transplant nurse coordinators. Under the direction of the manager or designee, supports the functions of the scheduling office by facilitating or producing schedules of studies and consults, retrieval of studies, tracking of required updates, organizing information and database assistance when needed. This position requires providing service to the following age population(s) 0-85 in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists the transplant coordinator and/or physician in assuring the effective and efficient operation of the program, while maintaining consistent and accurate communication with Medical System staff, referring physicians, and patients.
- As a medical assistant, assists the registered nurse and/or physician through data collection concerning the physical, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of patients according to practice standards and institutional policy/procedure.
- Organizes and prioritizes patient care activities considering the needs of the patients and the interdisciplinary team.
- Implements age appropriate interventions based on individual patient’s needs as directed by the transplant coordinator/physician. This position requires providing service to the following age population(s) 0-85 in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.
- Assists in developing and implementing patient/family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient.
- Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of care.
- Performs administrative support responsibilities. These duties must be performed with an understanding of the federal regulations and requirements of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare services (CMS) Condition of Participation for Transplant Programs, and the Joint Commission.
- Demonstrates teamwork in the delivery of patient care.
- Contributes to and assists with the professional development of others.
- Accurately schedules appointments.
- Education: Medical Assistant Requirement: A technical diploma or certificate in Medical Assisting required. Associates Degree in Medical Assisting from an accredited Program of Study such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) preferred. OR Medic Requirement: High School Graduate or Equivalent.
- Experience: 3 years clinical experience required, transplant experience is preferred.
- License/Certification: Medical Assistant Requirement: - Certified Medical Assistant by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants), Registered Medical Assistant by the American Medical Technologists, or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant by the National Health career Association. Credential must be obtained within 6 months from the date of hire. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required. OR Medic Requirement: Virginia Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate or Paramedic required. Paramedic preferred.
- Basic knowledge of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/ Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Condition of Participation for Transplant Programs, and the Joint Commission. Knowledge and skills in phlebotomy preferred.
Ability to lift/push/pull 20 – 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.