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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
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Transplant Coordinator – Duke University Hospital
Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Transplant Coordinator who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The Kidney Transplant Department at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
The Kidney Transplant Department at Duke Health is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure excellent patient experience, every time. Transplant coordinator role has direct patient contact in education and assessing potential transplant candidates in the clinic and virtual. .
Educate patients and families regarding all aspects of transplantation care, including but not limited to, arranging follow up appointments, labs, and working with the multidisciplinary team on patient specific needs in the post – transplant phase.
Communicate with patients and caregivers regarding the plan of care and ongoing changes.
Maintain case load of post –transplant patients to ensure timely care.
Provide for continuity of care between dialysis, outpatient care, and long term management.
Ability to make clinical judgements based upon synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems.
Collaborate with medical faculty, pharmacy, nursing personnel, case management and other health disciplines to facilitate meeting patient and family needs.
Staying current on transplant research and applying evidence based research and recommendations to patients/families on care of the transplant patient.
Complete regulatory documentation in UNOS data base / hospital EMR.
Reviewing education materials and working with department if there are changes in current practice.
Management of immunosuppression plan per protocol/ medical team. ongoing education with patients and caregivers.
This position does require on call responsibilities shared with a large team for organ offers for adult / pediatric kidney and kidney pancreas candidates.
The transplant coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching and in providing leadership in the organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize multiples demands
Patient centered and family coaching skills
Ability to work in a high stress environment
Work Hours and Shifts:
Full-time: Day shift, on call with some weekends/holidays
Essential Physical Job Functions:
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Education BSN required, MSN preferred.
Experience Preferred: 5 years nursing experience with at least two years in transplant, critical care, disease specific
Minimum Requirement: 3 years clinical nursing experience in transplant, critical care, disease specific.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.