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Job Summary

Living Donor Kidney/Liver Coordinator- Float

Coordinates all aspects of the evaluation/listing process for living donor transplantation for Chronic Kidney Disease patients.  Coordinates living donor transplantation with UNOS and APD.  Acts as liaison between the University of Michigan and all potential living donor candidates.  Ensures continuity of care through effective communication and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team in all areas of the transplant department.  Uses an understanding of the principles of growth and development to assess each patient’s age specific needs and provide age specific treatment. 


Job-Specific Requirements:
1. Identifies and evaluates the health status of candidates interested in living donation.
2. Coordinates work-up and evaluation for living donor transplants. Entering all nursing documentation, including test results in OTIS and MiChart when applicable.
3. Reviews all referrals of candidates interested in living donor transplantation.
4. Completes nursing assessment on living donation candidates. 
5. Communicates assessment data and findings to other members of the transplant team.
6. Coordinates all aspects of living donation education program as assigned.
7. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team during donor evaluation meetings, shares appropriate patient information and in-put to help make the best decision in moving living donor candidate forward through transplantation process. 
8. Provides ongoing in-services and continuing education programs on living donor transplantation to other health care professionals, team members, patients and members of the community, upon request.
9. Ensures that required histocompatibility testing, antibody screening, and other pertinent specimens or tests are performed for appropriate living donor candidates.
10. Coordinates with medical team for scheduling of OR for living donor candidate.
11. Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures of the transplant department.
12. Acts as liaison between the University of Michigan, UNOS and APD. 
13. Completes necessary documentation for tissue typing, donor cross-match, as appropriate.
14. Participates in and contributes quality assurance and improvement programs of the Transplant Department.
15. Completes all relevant UNOS forms at time of listing of living donor transplantation through TIEDI and performs living donor follow up according to UNOS policies.
16. Communicates effectively with donor physician to review complex donor cases.
17. Appropriately prepares and presents living donor candidate to the Living Donor Kidney Evaluation Team and completes follow-up actions as indicated.
18. Communicates decisions from medical team and evaluation selection committee to living donor candidate according to University and UNOS policy. 
19. Acts as a team player by assisting other transplant coordinators and administrative team as needed.
20. Floats between members in the living donor office, covering appropriate assignments as deemed appropriate by the nurse manager and/or designee.
Behavioral-Based Compentency Expectations:
1. Provides a compassionate and supportive environment with prompt and consistent service.
2. Adheres to patient rights: provides for the confidential treatment of all communications and records.
3. Demonstrates professionalism with families, visitors, physicians, coworkers and manager(s).
4. Utilizes principles of continuous quality improvement in all work situations to assess, measure and improve organizational department functions.
5. Organizes work and sets priorities with a minimum of supervision and seeks guidance as appropriate.
6. Makes decisions that are timely and consistent with department, objectives, policies and procedures.
7. Listens and communicates effectively
8. Demonstrates sound judgment; accepts and benefits from constructive criticism
9. Supports teamwork by cooperative problem solving through participation in meetings, projects, etc.
10. Participates in ongoing education as required
* This job opening # 137649 replaces job # 136997.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework REG NURSE - LEVEL C (B INC).
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. 
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined. 

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
  • Ability to provide leadership, prioritize patient needs and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by resume and performance reviews.
  • Demonstrated collaborative behavior in working with peers and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and independent clinical decision making as evidenced by current documentation practice.
  • Demonstrates excellent attendance and punctuality as evidenced by performance evaluation.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with medical/surgical patient population.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with in-patient adult transplant patient population.
  • Recent experience in caring for patients post operatively.
NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.


Desired Qualifications*

  • BSN
  • Ability to effectively navigate computer systems including competence with Careweb, MiChart, OTIS, UNOS, Microsoft Word/Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with reviewing and interpreting HLA/Tissue Typing data
  • LEAN training knowledge.
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) certification, or Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN), preferred, and required within 2 years of employment (effective 7/1/15).  
  • Experience with immunosuppression management.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with ambulatory care.

Work Schedule

Hours per week:  20
Shift/Days/Hours: Day Shift; Monday through Friday; specific hours and days to be determined
Location: Transplant Center- Taubman Center; FLOAT RN position

Note: All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.