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Registered Nurse (RN) - Transplant - $49 per hour

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Job Description:

Houston Methodist is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Transplant for a nursing job in Houston, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Transplant
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: PermanentJOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Post-Transplant Coordinator position a registered nurse, responsible for participating in department initiatives, facilitating, and coordinating all aspects of the peri-operative and post-transplant phases of transplantation. This position demonstrates the ability to continuously progress in skill to care for increasingly complex patients, receiving coaching from experienced Transplant Coordinators and management, benefiting from their practice. The Post-Transplant Coordinator position interacts with all members of interprofessional transplant team to ensure coordination of care for the post-transplant patient and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. This position demonstrates clinical knowledge and competence when providing care, as appropriate, using technology, and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate to monitor and maintain patient rights.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 20%
  • Communicates in an active, positive, and effective manner with all transplant team members, patients, referring physicians, and other health care providers; reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner; communicates patient's status; and maintains communication as needed post-transplant. (EF)
  • Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients and families and communicates the plan of care. Identifies and responds to the clinical, psychosocial, and economic needs of the transplant patient/family/caregiver during pre-operative, hospital, and post-transplant phases. Discusses importance of recipient/family/caregiver's commitment to transplant medical and medication regimen and well-care, i.e., immunizations, mammography, pap smears, and colonoscopy, etc. (EF)
  • Fosters teamwork approach in all interactions with peers and team members. Anticipates needs of other team members; proactively offering assistance. Contributes to meeting department score for employee engagement. (EF)SERVICE - 30%
  • Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. Assists with interprofessional team discharge planning for the transplant recipient to provide for recipient's continuity of care. Explains procedures required for follow-up and need for periodic follow-up at transplant center. (EF)
  • Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and family/caregivers and provides education and appropriate resources regarding vital signs, frequency of follow-up visits, lab studies and reporting abnormalities to transplant center/primary care provider, signs/symptoms of rejections/infections, medications, etc. (EF)
  • Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipients' health and organ function per protocol and as needed in follow-up. Communicates lab data and diagnostic results to transplant physician/health care provider. Implements changes in drug/treatment therapy as ordered by transplant physicians. Arranges for consultations, diagnostic procedures, and hospitalization when indicated. Maintains communication with referring physician. (EF)
  • Participates in transplant event process according to transplant center protocol, as applicable. Contributes to meeting department and organ program targets for process on department dashboard. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
  • Monitors patient progress post-transplant, identifies complications and considers interventions with the transplant team. Collaborates with nursing staff, social workers, and other health care providers to establish and implement patient care plan according to current standards of care. (EF)
  • Recognizes potential problems, abnormal diagnostic findings, and/or significant changes during the post-transplant phase, coordinating required care. (EF)
  • Maintains and updates recipient status per Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) regulations. Maintains comprehensive documentation of donor/recipient transplant information and recipient's progress post transplantation. Complies with and is knowledgeable of OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements. Monitors and submits accurate data for hospital-based statistics and regulatory agencies such as OPTN/UNOS/CMS and Medicaid to ensure compliance with all governmental reporting requirements, and proper quality outcomes monitoring. Contributes to meeting department and organ program targets for quality, compliance, and safety, on department dashboard. (EF)FINANCE - 10%
  • Validates patient's insurance authorization for applicable diagnostic testing, ensuring documentation of applicable clinical activities for department charge capture and proper department financial management. (EF)
  • Utilizes time between heavy workloads efficiently and helps other team members. Contributes to meeting department and organ program financial measures. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
  • Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement projects. Contributes to department initiatives for quality and process improvement. (EF)
  • Participates in transplant-specific continuous learning and growth. Applies evidence-based practice to daily work, such as reviewing the professional literature and attending professional meetings and sharing with colleagues. Identifies own learning needs and actively seeks educational opportunities, both formal and informal, to meet those needs. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited School of NursingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo Four years nursing experienceo Previous transplant acute care and/or ICU experience preferredCERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo Texas RN license or temporary Texas RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirementso American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationso Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securityo Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principleso Strong assessment, organizational and problem-solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role componentso Skilled at managing complex patient caseload and ability to prioritize/triage based on patient statuso Presents a professional image at work and all work-related eventso Knowledgeable of OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements, CMS Conditions of Participationo Participates in department donor awareness events, educational opportunities, and community activitieso Working knowledge of Microsoft products--SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork Attire Yes/NoUniform NoScrubs YesBusiness professional YesOther (dept approved) No--On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e., Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above--Travel**May require travel within NoHouston Metropolitan area--May require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area**Travel specifications may vary by department.--Please note any other special considerations to this job: _________________________Company Profile:Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll for the sixth time. Also, in this year's rankings, Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the 11th year in a row. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 946 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and nearly 8,500 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.Salaries listed are a midpoint. Actual salary will be confirmed at time of offer, based on individual years of experience and education.Houston Methodist Job ID #36755. About Houston MethodistBased in the Greater Houston Area, Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals, located within the largest medical center in the US. We continue to grow to meet the needs of the vibrant communities we serve - including new building construction and service line expansions on several of our campuses.At Houston Methodist, nurses develop their skills through a wide range of educational programs, collaborate with physicians to provide the best care and build upon a world-class reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research.--
    We hold ourselves - and the careers we build - to a higher standard. Our growing, inclusive health care system offers:--------------Superior practice settings--------------High nurse-to-patient ratios--------------High safety standards------------ Professional development & nursing education--------------Meaningful collaboration with physicians--------------Unparalleled support
    • Medical benefits
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • Life insurance
    • 403b retirement plan
    • Sign-On bonus

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Sugar Land , Registered Nurse (RN) - Transplant - $49 per hour, Healthcare , Sugar Land, Texas

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