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We currently have an opening for an Organ Transplant Coordinator Lead.
· Works with the heart transplant and VAD team in setting and achieving goals for the clinical operations of the heart transplant and VAD programs.
· Directs and coordinates the clinical management of patient care under the supervision of the cardio-thoracic surgeon and transplant cardiologist.
· Provides training and support for new heart transplant and VAD coordinators and other support staff.
· Assures open and clear communication with patients, their families and the health care team members.
· Educates patient / family regarding VAD and transplant.
· Develops, plans, conducts, and evaluates educational activities for patients, families, professionals and the public.
· Engages in activities designed to encourage the participation of medical facilities, referral sources and health care team members in the transplant and VAD process.
· Develops and oversees QAPI program. Leads all QAPI planning, Morbidity and Mortality, PDSA, best practice and protocol review and development.
· Responds to call 24 hours a day.
· Assists with the surgical implantation and explantation of VAD’s.
· Rounds daily on inpatients with VADs.
· Coordinates and manages comprehensive clinical care of the patient throughout hospitalization.
· Supervises professional and nursing support staff involved in patient care.
· Develops, collects, records, and maintains UNOS and VAD data registries.
· Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required, Master’s degree in Nursing preferred; Current Kansas Board of Nursing License
· Minimum 3 yrs heart transplant/VAD experience
· Must have an American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) or an American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.