The Registered Nurse (RN) working as a member of an inter-disciplinary team is integral to Clinical Transplant Services. The RN functions as a liaison between the patients and staff members of the transplant team (physicians, social worker, financial counselor, psychiatrists, etc.) and has the primary responsibility for providing direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients. Once the patient is transplanted the RN is responsible for the post-transplant call-in follow-up, attending discharge rounds, transplant specific discharge education, and coordinating discharge needs with the interdisciplinary team. After discharge, the RN provides on-going education including biopsy teaching; reviews lab results and diagnostics; coordinates refills, biopsy orders, biopsy follow-up, etc. and participates in clinics. The RN provides post-team cross coverage and assistance. The RN assesses patient and family needs, develops a plan of care, implements and evaluates the care delivered, working closely with all members of the inter-disciplinary team. The RN provides pre-transplant cross coverage for essential functions. The RN provides after hours on-call coverage including responding to after-hour emergency calls from candidates and recipients, coordinating admissions for transplant and other reasons, and providing care as ordered by the LIPs. This call is in addition to FTE hours. The RN is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.
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