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SIDRA4119 - Transplant Coordinator - Liver

Department: Nursing Operations Div
Division: Family Centered Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 03-May-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

DEPARTMENT/SERVICE PROFILE:

Sidra Medical & Research Center will provide world class excellence in clinical care, teaching and biomedical research for the women and children of Qatar.  Sidra coordinates its services with Hamad Medical Corporation and collaborates in research and educational activity with Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar.  The level of national interest and support in medical quality, education, innovative research and technology has already resulted in significant discoveries and highly functional research organizations that will collaborate with Sidra. Sidra offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced services for women and children, equipped with state of the art technology in a completely digital hospital environment. Sidra is made up of  services delivered in accordance with best practice standards whilst being driven by clinical evidence methodologies in a patient-centered, highly collaborative environment.  Sidra will evaluate and provide novel and upcoming therapies to our patients and participate in the development of new technologies.  Sidra will provide leadership and faculty for the teaching of medical students, residents and advanced trainees, so that Sidra becomes a leader in the education of physicians, nurses and Allied Health professionals for the future. It is anticipated that, by providing specialist and subspecialist expertise in an integrated team environment and concomitantly conducting research, Sidra will become a substantive referral center for patients within and outside Qatar.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Pediatric Liver Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a multidisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care for children requiring liver transplantation. The transplant coordinator’s main role is to coordinate the continuum of care for patients pre and post-transplant. This candidate is responsible for clinical aspects of the transplant program including but not limited to education, patient care coordination, research, data management, quality assessment and program development. The transplant coordinator collaborates with members of the team to enhance patient care by supporting, educating patients and families as well as the nursing staff.

 

KEY DECISIONS THE ROLE MAKES AND THE EXTENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISION:

        Uses critical thinking skills and judgment within scope of responsibility for coordinating every aspect of pre and post transplant care.
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Provides advanced nursing care for patients pre and post liver transplantation along the continuum of outpatient to inpatient.

    • Coordinates evaluation process for pre-transplant patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources.

    • Assesses post-transplant liver function and general health status and collaboratively determines need for additional assessment or intervention.

    • Plans and coordinates in-hospital transplant services, solicits organ donors, and supports medical staff in organ retrieval for patients undergoing transplantation.

    • Coordinates with donors, patients, international office and health team members to ensure comprehensive documentation, including informed consent of potential organ donor and transplant recipient, equitable access to transplantation system, and access to treatment alternatives.

    • Monitors the process and outcomes of routine care to determine quality improvement needs for the liver transplant program.

    • Completes clinical documentation review of potential organ donors and transplant recipients from medical and social records, physical examination, and consultation with health team members to perform preliminary physical assessment and screen potential recipients and donors.

    • Coordinates recipient and donor laboratory tests to determine histocompatibility of blood or tissue of recipient and donor.

    • Compares collected data to normal values and correlates and summarizes laboratory reports, x rays, and other tests to assist physician to determine medical suitability of procedure, to identify potential complicating factors, and to evaluate recipient and donor compatibility.

    • Solicits medical and community groups for organ donors and assists medical team in retrieval of organs for transplantation, using medical instruments.

    • Coordinates in-hospital services and counsels recipient and donor to alleviate anxieties and assist recipient and donor throughout procedure.

    • Educates post-transplant patients and their caregivers on therapies for managing health after transplant and serves as team member to monitor and assess progress of patient and offer advice and assistance to patient following transplant.

    • Plans nursing care and medical procedures with fiscal responsibility by working collaboratively with administrators, financial coordinators and third-party case managers if needed.

    • Develops patient education materials and identifies external resources that are appropriate for patient education in all phases of transplantation care.

    • Educates nurses and other multidisciplinary team members about patient care issues to promote positive outcomes for transplant patients.

    • Participates or leads team conferences, rounds, or meetings in relation to care of the pediatric liver transplant patient or program issues.

    • Participates in and conducts research pertinent to transplantation.

    • Consults with unit leadership to resolve issues relating to transplant patients and communicates effectively to maintain positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes.

    • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

    Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s ValuesIn view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

ESSENTIAL

PREFERRED

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Experience

  • 5+ years of nursing experience with at least 2 years in transplant, critical care and/or disease specific programs.
  • 2+ years of experience on solid organ transplant

Certification and Licensure

  • Valid professional nursing license in country of origin
  • Meets licensing requirements of the State of Qatar
  •  Transplant Certification

Professional Membership

 

 

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

           
  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to deescalate conflict situations

  • Leading on clinical practice and service quality.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

           

 

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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