Post Liver Transplant Coordinator, Full-Time Days

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2024 3:09 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
NNU National Nurses United
Union Bid Open Date
Union Bid End Date

Job Description

Join UChicago Medicine, as a Transplant Nurse (RN) in our Liver Transplant Program.


As a Transplant Nurse (RN), you will provide and coordinate the care provided to transplant patients in the pre/post op and inpatient pre-transplant phase of care and participate in the multidisciplinary patient care services team.


In this role, the Transplant Nurse is vital in the delivery of patient care and in participation of the development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness by decreasing length of stay and readmission rates in both Abdominal and Lung programs. This role is accountable to patients and families’ education, discharge preparation during inpatient pre/post-transplant phase of care, and scheduling of all pre-hospitalization medical procedures and appointments after discharge.


UChicago’s state of the art Transplant Institute that provides exceptional, life-saving care to our patients and incredible career opportunities for providers and team members.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides patient education and pertinent transplant information to pre-transplant recipients.
  • Coordinates meetings with the nurses and patients to review the treatment plans
  • Monitors patient progress and answers questions related to their pre-operative course
  • Participates in discharge planning with multidisciplinary team
  • Evaluate patient compliance of immunosuppressive regimen
  • Orders medication bags and interfaces with transplant financial coordinators to assure appropriate authorization of patients
  • Obtains appropriate insurance authorization and/or referrals for medications, diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Provide patient education to patients after discharge for reinforcement by contacting every patient after discharge
  • Works directly with the multidisciplinary care team and coordinates pre-transplant care of transplant recipients.
  • Coordinates scheduling of all pre hospitalization medical procedures, diagnostic testing, clinic visits, and medicine changes deemed necessary by physician /provider and/or protocol.
  • Communicates with physicians concerning patient pre-treatment regimens and related issues.
  • Notifies transplant team members of pre-transplant admissions, including admitting personnel, transplant resident, referring physician / provider, and patient placement center.
  • Coordinates patient admission to hospital when deemed necessary by physician / provider, and or protocol. Provides ongoing pre/post-transplant care maintenance.
  • Under physician / provider supervision, assists patients with medication management, prescription refills, and authorizations as required.
  • Coordinates data collection for pre-transplant recipients. Completes United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) forms required pre-transplant.
  • Participates in patient-related consultations with physician staff as requested, including mandatory attendance at multidisciplinary meetings/rounds.
  • Communicates with referring physician immediately pre-transplant outpatient phase.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Nursing; BSN degree or higher preferred.
  • Associate Degree Nurses are required to enroll in a BSN program within six (6) to nine (9) months of hire, and make progress toward and complete their BSN degree within 30 months. ADN nurses receive 100% tuition reimbursement towards a BSN degree from an accredited program
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
  • Must possess excellent decision-making and communication skills
  • Must possess effective teaching skills in working with undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students, as well as good presentation skills
  • Must possess basic computer skills
  • Must be familiar with insurance coverage and managed care contracts as regards coverage for transplant patients and donors, if applicable


Transplant Nurse  

  • Master's in Nursing preferred
  • Preferred candidates will have five years' experience working with transplant patients
  • A combination of transplant and other related nursing experience may be considered

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: 1.0, Full Time
  • Shift: Day 8am-5pm
  • Unit/Department: Liver Transplant
  • CBA Code: NNU

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Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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