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Organ Transplant Coordinator
Job SummaryThe incumbent is required to provide advice and education to patients, nurses and other health care professionals during all phases of transplantation care.
This role is a required role and a key member of the multidisciplinary transplant team who facilitates the movement of the patient and family through the transplantation by providing individualized education, support, and coordination of services across the continuum of care. This role is responsible for clinical aspects of the transplant program including but not limited to education, patient care coordination, organ acquisition, research, data management, quality assessment, and program development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Advises post-operative patients on therapies for managing their health after transplants and monitors and assesses the progress of patients.
- Participates in the development and implementation of protocols and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
- Communicates with multidisciplinary team members, patients and families in a timely manner with regard to patient care issues.
- Maintains patient transplant records with current data.
- Educates patients along the continuum to assist in understanding the processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues.
- Assists in developing patient education materials or identifies external resources that are appropriate for patient education in all phases of transplantation care.
- Serves as a consultant to nurses and other healthcare professionals regarding the care of the organ transplant patient.
- Interprets research and published data to nursing staff and colleagues concerning current issues in transplantation including those of a clinical, legal, ethical and economic nature.
- Serves as a community consultation resource through media, telephone and internet links for information about transplantation and organ donation.
- Serves as resource person/preceptor in organ transplants for graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.
- Provides education and consultation about transplantation, and organ donations for the health system, public organizations or referral centre/practices.
- Consults with unit leadership to resolve issues relating to transplant patients.
- Enhances the body knowledge in nursing on solid organ transplantation through the exchange of ideas and knowledge using media such as posters, newsletters, presentations, and publications.
- Provides timely feedback to key stakeholders after normal working hours.
- Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of Organ Transplantation.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Skill in the use of personal computers.
- Ability to see and read information, labels, monitors and identify supplies
- Ability to analyse and evaluate data and trends.
- Ability to solve complex problems and make decisions within approved policy frameworks.
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in the performance of duties.
- Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work under strict deadlines
- Ability to earn trust and exercise empathy with patients and their families
- Ability to prepare comprehensive reports
- Ability to be patient focused
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, and other key stakeholders within the medical and associated communities
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
- A minimum of five (5) years’ post-graduate nursing experience with training and working experience in intensive care nursing
- Training as evidenced by the possession of a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing or the acceptable equivalent training and experience
- Current registration with the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago
- Working experience with a transplant or organ transplant team will be considered an asset
We thank all applicants for their interest. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience required for the positions will be contacted.