Serves in an expanded role to assess adult and pediatric pre- and post-transplant patient needs. Primarily responsible for coordinating clinical aspects of patient care. Works with patients and their families beginning with the evaluation for transplantation and continuing through and after transplantation. Serves as a resource person in establishing nursing guidelines and implementing nursing care.
During the pre-transplant process, explains to patients approaching end stage renal disease about the treatment modality of transplantation.
Schedules and presents family conferences for potential transplant patients.
Schedules tissue typing.
Assesses health status of patient through history and referring physician and unit evaluation.
Assists in screening per protocol and coordinates evaluation of the pre-transplant patient.
Obtains, collates and reviews data necessary for presentation to Transplant Committee.
Prepares patient for transplantation per recommendations of Transplant Committee.
Coordinates annual evaluation of patients awaiting transplantation.
Initiates and completes living related donor evaluation.
Arranges for admission of cadaveric transplant recipient.
Coordinates, collates and reviews preoperative evaluation.
Reviews preop teaching with patient and family.
Assembles lab data and records on transplant flow sheet.
Collaborates with nursing personnel regarding plan of care, follow-up and evaluation.
Coordinates requests for consultation with services including dietary and social services.
Reviews and coordinates the need for laboratoryand othertesting.
Reports pertinent occurrences to chief of staff, house staff and nursing staff.
During the post-transplant process, obtains and reviews lab information, vital signs and nursing assessments prior to physical examination.
Reviews current therapy with patient.
Refers patient to ancillary staff as appropriate.
Acts as point of contact for transplant patient and family members, as required.
Provides patient teaching as needed in post transplant course Maintains call availability for patients and physicians.
Assists in maintaining records for required transplant registries.
Participates in research projects.
Assists with maintaining and following transplant data.
Participates in educating referring dialysis staff and patients by annual visits to these sites.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Transplant, Dialysis, ICU or Critical Care
Day shift (8 hours daily)
Rotation of on-call
Travel rotation for outreach
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Paid Military Leave
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.