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Company: Duke Health
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For , U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility) Abdominal Float Transplant Coordinator, Registered Nurse

    Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

    Work Hours & Shifts:
    Full Time: Day shift (8-4:30pm Monday-Friday); no weekends, call or holidays required.

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

    The Abdominal Float Transplant Coordinator will work with transplant patients followed by the kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine and living donor programs

    The Transplant Coordinator will provide care for patients in the referral, evaluation, and acute transplant process, and post-transplant, pre and post donation of kidney or liver segment. The role floats to the various programs to provide care as a transplant coordinator. This position does extensive patient assessment in clinic environment, phone triage, and patient education to ensure exemplary care.

    The Abdominal Float 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 Abdominal Float 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.

    Work Performed:

    Clinical Practice:

    1. Interprets research and published data to nursing staff and colleagues concerning current issues in transplantation including those of a clinical, legal, ethical and economic nature.

    2. Incorporates research relating to the care of transplant patients into evidence-based practice while collaboratively determining appropriateness with the medical team.

    3. Identifies areas for study and participates in and/or designs and conducts research.

    4. Disseminates findings or information through professional publications and/or presentations.


    1. Serves as a consultant to nurses and other health care professionals regarding the care of the organ transplant patient.

    2. Advises referring physicians/nurses in the care of patients in collaboration with the surgical and medical teams.

    3. Serves as a community consultation resource through media, telephone and transplant internet links for information about transplantation and organ donation.

    4. Consults with unit leadership to resolve issues relating to transplant patients.

    Professional Leadership and Development:

    1. Role models advanced practice professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

    2. Communicates effectively to maintain positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes.

    4. Participates in unit, departmental and hospital-wide committees, task forces or meetings as indicated by role appropriateness.

    5. Participates in organ transplant program planning and management within the health system.

    6. Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations, a minimum of 25 continuing education hours/year, and active participation in CSU and departmental meetings / educational opportunities.

    7. Enhances the body of knowledge in nursing and solid organ transplantation through exchange of ideas and knowledge using venues such as posters, newsletters, presentations, and publications, organ procurement organization, patient/families and the medical team involved including ED, OR,ICU (SICU, ACU), blood bank and histocompatibility labs.

    8. Completes necessary documentation according to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines including listing, status changes and post-transplant follow-up information.

    9. Communicates with multidisciplinary team members and patients and families in a timely manner in regard to patient care/issues.

    10. Collaborates with Social worker and other team members in coordinating discharge plans for patients pre-transplant or post-transplant including referral to home health /IV therapy / Hospice / Rehab /SNF.

    11. Communicates with insurer case manager on an as needed basis.

    12. Refers patients or families for assistance utilizing health system and community resources as appropriate.

    13. Maintains patient transplant record with current data to facilitate communication.

    14. Plans nursing care and medical procedures with fiscal responsibility by working collaboratively with transplant administrators, financial coordinators, DUH utilization review and third-part case managers.


    1. Educates patients along the continuum to assist understanding of processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues.

    2. Develops patient education materials or identifies external resources that are appropriate for patient education in all phases of transplantation care.

    3. Educates nurses and other multidisciplinary team members about patient care issues to promote positive outcomes for transplant patients.

    4. Provides education and consultation about transplantation, and organ donations for the Duke Health System, public organizations or referral centers/practices.

    5. Serves as a resource person/preceptor in organ transplant for graduate and under graduate nursing programs.

    6. Participates in team conferences, rounds, or meetings in relation to care of the transplant patient or program issues.

    Research Utilization and Scholarly Inquiry:

    1. Provides advanced nursing care for patients before and after solid-organ transplantation including Kidney, Pancreas, Liver and Intestine transplant along the continuum of outpatient to inpatient Monday - Friday.

    2. Coordinates evaluation process for pre-transplant (referral) patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources.

    3. Assesses post-transplant organ function and general health status and collaboratively determines need for additional assessment or intervention.

    4. Facilitates the scheduling of studies or procedures for diagnostic purposes utilizing fiscal responsibility for patient and hospital costs.

    5. Participates in the development and implementation of protocol and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

    6. Assists nurses and other staff to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the transplant patient.

    7. Monitors the process and outcomes of routine care to determine quality improvement need.

    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.

    Duke University 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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Keywords: Duke Health, Cary , RN, BSN - TRANSPLANT COORDINATOR - FLOAT, Healthcare , Morrisville, North Carolina

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