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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Heart Transplant Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides leadership in collaboration with the health care team to define and integrate practice models for designated transplant patient populations throughout the continuum of care. Serves as an expert of knowledge and nursing practice with the transplant population. Functions as educator, consultant, researcher, manager and collaborator. Utilizes critical thinking and analysis along with clinical judgment and decision making to impact patient outcomes. Acts as consultant to referring community health care specialists and primary care providers. Provides transplant program information during negotiation of managed care transplant contracts. Manages patient populations to preserve efficient, cost effective, quality care to both the patients and Emory Hospitals. Identifies targets, assesses the situational variables and provides the appropriate situational leadership style to effect appropriate outcomes. Develops policies and procedures for the delivery of care to the transplant population. Educates patients, families and nursing staff regarding transplant evaluation, discharge planning and ongoing education to promote health. Administers direct patient care to meet the special needs of each age specific patient population. Coordinates transplants during the work day and after hours. Under the direction of the physician, may assume 24-hour telephone management of pre- and post-transplant outpatients. Conducts comprehensive health assessments and demonstrates a high level of autonomy and expert skill in assessing the complex responses of individuals and families to actual and potential health problems. Assesses, analyzes and synthesizes clinical findings to result in optimum goal achievement for patients in a cost effective manner. Collaborates with clinical pathway team and/or appropriate leadership and implements procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Develops and maintains patient management systems (i.e.: transplant database, patient records, UNOS and CTRD). Participates in data collection for department research projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in nursing preferred and a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. Four years of recent clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse which includes at least two years in a specialty area, one of which is ICU preferred. BLS certifications required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Heart Transplant Services

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 93897

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 7a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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