Catholic Health Initiatives RN Coordinator - Transplant in HOUSTON, Texas

RN Coordinator - Transplant



St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of

the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI

operates in 18 states and comprises more than 90 hospitals, including four

academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 24 critical-access facilities;

community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home

health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient

continuum of care. CHI St. Luke’s

Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health

through high-quality, cost-effective care. In partnership with our physicians

and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring

for the whole person while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Luke’s

Health is comprised of six hospitals across the Houston metropolitan area.

Provides coordination of all aspects

of the renal transplant service in order to maintain an organized and efficient

program and ensure quality patient care.


Minimum Job Qualifications


Education: Bachelor's Degree - Nursing; Registered Nurse (RN)

Minimum years in field

previous to employment: Five (5) Years’ Experience; ICU, dialysis unit and/or

transplant experience



  1. Initiate the referral and

evaluation process for potential transplant candidates. Review medical

information, schedule testing including physician and coordinator consultations,

collect data, review results and compile data for presentation of patient's case

at Medical Review Board.

  1. Primary responsibility for the

day-to-day course of in-hospital patients. Notify consultants, prepare for and

participate in physician-led and multidisciplinary rounds, and communicate with

patients, families and all disciplines involved in patient management in order

to streamline post-op course and identify and solve potential


  1. Maintain effective communication

with referring physicians and third party payers. Provide clinical updates to

payers in order to eliminate denials.

  1. Initiate and oversee all pre-op

and post-op education, collaborating with nursing staff to provide a

comprehensive teaching plan. Assess potential learning problems (language

barrier, etc.) and structure teaching sessions to meet individual patient needs.

  1. Provide staff and community

education in the areas of transplant and organ donation.

  1. Initiate and collaborate in

research protocols, journal articles, abstracts and patient education material.

  1. Screen potential donor calls;

coordinate and organize all aspects related to donor/recipient status at time of

transplant. 24 hour call responsibility for both donor call and outpatient

problems. Triage calls, initiating appropriate treatment/intervention as


  1. Maintain and submit data for

both hospital-based statistics, UNOS/UNET, ESRD Network and TDH, in order to

ensure availability of accurate statistics and comply with all governmental

reporting requirements.

  1. Responsible for overseeing and

coordinating plans for each patient’s hospital stay, including initiation and

revision of the critical pathway, and collaborating with the entire team to

control LOS, ICU utilization and document variances.

  1. Serve as a clinician in the

care of this complex patient population, initiating outpatient appointments,

physical exam/assessment, review of labs with identification and treatment of

abnormal results and medication changes according to established


Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120534