Aurora HealthCare - Milwaukee, WI

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The Transplant department at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is currently seeking a Abdominal Transplant Coordinator to work in our highly collaborative and leading edge environment.

The Abdominal Transplant Coordinator facilitates clinical management and continuity of care for abdominal transplant patients as they proceed through all phases of transplantation. They facilitate clinical management of patients with advanced organ failure who require complex medical regimens. Patient assessment, collection and analysis of clinical data, patient education, collaboration with physicians, and research activities are additional dimensions of the role.
Imagine yourself…
  • Arranging for evaluation of abdominal transplant candidates in collaboration with abdominal transplant surgeon, nephrologist and/or hepatologist. This includes coordination of diagnostic testing, identification of clinical issues requiring attention, and analysis of all pertinent data.
  • Providing comprehensive teaching and counseling to pre-transplant patients and families. Identifying and addressing potential deterrents to postoperative adaptation and recovery from transplant surgery.
  • Assessing transplant patients during Transplant Clinic visits and arranging for diagnostic testing and physician consultation. Communicating with referring physicians and home care agencies regarding patient condition and needs.
  • Following transplant surgery, monitoring, evaluating, and communicating relevant data regarding clinical problems to appropriate members of the transplant team.
  • Providing teaching and discharge planning in collaboration with hospital nursing staff.
  • Monitoring progress of hospitalized clinic patients and collaborating with other team members to ensure continuity of care.
  • Maintaining organized and accessible medical records on clinic patients. Submiting data to transplant registries as requested.
  • Participating in ongoing medical and nursing research activities relative to abdominal transplant patients.
  • Performing various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.

General Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Certification, or demonstrable progress toward certification, as a Clinical Transplant Coordinator by the American Board of Transplant Coordinators.
  • Advanced clinical practice background as a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Clinician, or clinical experience with transplantation and/or end-stage liver or renal disease.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians and nursing staff.
  • Must possess good organizational and interpersonal relations skills.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience and comfort with community outreach and program development strategies as well as presenting same.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Kidney patients including following the living doner.

  • This position is open due to a military leave:

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    Imagine a work environment where you are valued for finding better ways of caring for our patients and are offered flexibility, mobility and growth through a wide range of career options. With Aurora you'll find a diverse and comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace.

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