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
- 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.
- 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
- Maintain effective communication
with referring physicians and third party payers. Provide clinical updates to
payers in order to eliminate denials.
- 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.
- Provide staff and community
education in the areas of transplant and organ donation.
- Initiate and collaborate in
research protocols, journal articles, abstracts and patient education material.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0120534