Methodist Dallas Medical CenterDepartment:
* Bachelor's of Science
Job Purpose: Professional nursing position for an individual with advanced skills, providing specialized nursing care with the primary emphasis on the treatment of individuals with end-stage liver disease and/or hepatobiliary tumor(s) who may or may not be designated to receive a solid organ transplant. Serves as a liaison between patients with hepatobiliary cancer and multi-disciplinary providers that are involved in the care of patients with hepatobiliary cancer (e.g. herpetology, oncology, transplant surgery, pathology, interventional radiology, and hospital medicine). Individual will have direct supervision and mentorship by the Medical Director of the Hepatobiliary Tumor Program and will interact with physicians, surgeons, mid-level providers, technicians, nurses and administrative staff to provide for smooth continuity of care for patients with hepatobiliary cancer.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Bachelor degree in Nursing
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
RN license to practice in the State of Texas, preferably with training/experience in the fields of transplant and/or oncology.
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
Ability to work as a team player
Capable of learning on the job quickly
Flexible and adaptable, able to work any shift.
Work Experience: 2 years of nursing experience working with patients with end-stage organ disease, transplantation, or oncology.
Coordinates/Facilitates data management for tracking of patient and organ throughout the continuum of care: Data collection of key events necessary for long term follow-up and contribution to the knowledge and advancement of the science of transplantation; Data entry into transplant data base system; Assure data accuracy; Utilize data base system to track and follow patients.
Coordination/Case management of transplant patient population throughout the continuum of care: Coordinates pre-transplant evaluation process and collaborates with multidisciplinary team to ensure timely completion; Participates in patient selection committee; Assures patient is listed and method of contact during waiting period is clearly established; Update pre-transplant chart at least annually while patient waiting on list; Coordinates transplant admission process when organ offers are made for potential recipient and back up recipients; Communicates with third party payors regarding transplant procedures and provides medical necessity documentation as required; Assures implementation of care pathways and evaluates adherence; Coordinates and participates in the patient/ family education pre & post transplant and maintains proper documentation; Makes daily rounds with multidisciplinary team and communicates with charge nurse, and primary physician on plan of care; Ensures prescriptions, self-monitoring and safety equipment are acquired for patient discharge; Triages patient and/or donor calls based on transplant population needs; Coordinates transplant clinics.
Responsible for improving and influencing quality patient care and transplant program function : Maintain current in-depth knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice, techniques in solid organ transplantation, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment; Maintains knowledge of hospital/program philosophies, policies and guidelines; Conducts self as a professional, clinical expert in area of practice, thus providing a role model for others; Participates in educational programs sponsored by the Medical Center and those sponsored by outside agencies; Reviews professional nursing/medical journals and texts for pertinent and timely data; Belongs to and participates in professional nursing and specialty organizations.
Serves as a consultant and resource person: Present and participates in continuing educational and in service education programs for nursing staff and other members of the health care team; Present and participates in community educational programs; Works with Transplant unit leadership special projects related to the care of the transplant patient; Serves as a resource to other transplant programs; Consults with staff of other units where transplant is located.