Heart Transplant Coordinator University of California Davis Health System
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
The number-one goal of Heart and Vascular Services at UC Davis is excellent, high-quality patient care that combines the most current treatments with compassion. With some of the nation's best cardiologists, vascular specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons, our team offers an expert and comprehensive approach to care that is unmatched in the region.
Be part of building UC Davis Health as a leading and innovative Heart Transplant Program. As the Heart Transplant Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work with a distinguished and dynamic team committed to excellence in developing the Heart Transplant Program from the bottom up.
The Transplant Coordinator II (TC II) - Heart Transplant has primary responsibility for the clinical case management of adult patients across the continuum of heart transplant care before and after transplant. This responsibility involves coordination of the interdisciplinary medical care delivery system under the direction of the Medical Director. The Transplant Coordinator II functions as the liaison between the heart transplant team and the patient, family, community physicians and insurance companies. The Transplant Coordinator II monitors transplant organ function and assesses patients for potential complications. He/she actively coordinates provision of multi-disciplinary care within UCDHS as well as coordinating care provided by a variety of professionals within other health care systems. He/she provides individual patient and family education, and assesses appropriate medical intervention for effective resource management and quality assurance.
The Transplant Coordinator II assumes responsibility for on-call activities including patient triage and coordination of deceased donor transplants. The TC II functions as a liaison between the transplant center and the organ procurement agency. The TC II applies advanced patient assessment skills and knowledge in the area of immunology and tissue typing to perform on call functions.
REQUIRED - Minimum five years of cardiovascular nursing experience - Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing - Current California RN License - BSN Degree
PREFERRED - Previous Heart Transplant Coordinator experience strongly preferred - Clinical Case Management experience - Understanding of national and regional UNOS organ allocation rules - MSN Degree
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - Must be able to work overtime as required - Must be able to work flexible hours, day, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts, on call required - Must be able to wear radiation safety apparel for extended periods when performing duties within the radiation environment - Must wear uniform in accordance with UC Health System policy - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT