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Living Donor Coordinator - RN - Transplant Services(Kidney Acquisition)

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications: Registered Nurse with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (or related field) with current Texas licensure. A minimum of 3 years of surgical/medical experience. Overview: With minimal supervision, serves as a clinician with advanced knowledge and skills demonstrating a high degree of professional competence and autonomy in the care of living donors within the transplant program. Serves in a variety of roles including: clinician; collaborator; educator; consultant; researcher; and patient advocate to living donors, families, and staff as necessary. Additionally acts as a consultant/liaison to internal and external customers. The Living Donor Coordinator is a designated member of the transplant team and is primarily responsible for coordinating clinical aspects of living donor care throughout all phases of living donation. The Living Donor Coordinator works with living donors and their families from referral, through the evaluation and continuing during and after the donation procedure, in a compassionate and tactful manner in order to provide and facilitate access to continuity of care and ensure informed consent.Specific Job Related Duties Demonstrates understanding and the ability to facilitate the referral process when contacted by a potential living donor to include completion of donor referral information and verification of the potential recipient's candidacy for living donor transplant. Pre-Evaluation Phase Provides referral, and promotes access, to the Independent Donor Advocate (IDA) prior to initiation of evaluation testing. Demonstrates knowledge of living donor selection criteria to evaluate for initial suitability for donation. Understands the importance of the donor 'informed consent process' and verbalizes related policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. Exhibits an understanding of the role of the Independent Donor Advocate and promotes appropriate access throughout the donation process. Following verification of ABO compatibility between the potential living donor and recipient, schedules the additional medical and psychosocial components of the evaluation per protocol Continuously assesses for donor understanding and commitment throughout all stages of this process. Demonstrates an understanding of the process for review of the donor evaluation to determine suitability for living donation. with UTMB's policies, procedures, and standards in a caring and compassionate manner

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Living Donor Coordinator - RN - Transplant Services(Kidney Acquisition), Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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