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Swedish Health Services Transplant Coordinator RN in Seattle, Washington


Transplant Coordinator RN - Kidney Acquisition @ Swedish First Hill

Full Time (40 Hour Weeks)

Day Shift

$10,000 Hiring Bonus and relocation for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment. Join us, and find out how many ways we offer you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

The Transplant Coordinator RN is responsible for coordinating clinical aspects of organ transplantation as applied to the transplant recipient. These activities will include those involved in the evaluation, work-up and pre-transplant and/or post-transplant medical and surgical care of potential recipients. The coordinator will be actively involved in the development of the program and act as a liaison to referring physicians and dialysis centers. This individual will have responsibility for educational administrative and technical tasks related to clinical transplantation. The Transplant Coordinator is expected to participate in 24-hour on call (from home) coverage. Assisting in maintaining records (written and computerized) and providing information necessary for complete patient care is an important aspect of this position.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Coordinates all patient care needs before, during and after transplantation.

  • Organizes general transplant clinic.

  • Meets with follow-up patients in clinic; ad hoc with physician supervision.

  • Interviews new patients and patients on return visits and provides necessary data for office records, flow sheets, UNOS reporting forms and other active information systems maintained by the data coordinator.

  • Coordinates admission and operative planning for transplant candidates for whom an organ has been identified.

  • Supervises and coordinates all aspects of pre-transplant work-up of patients and potential living donors. Includes screening and selection process as well as coordinating work-up to expedite medical, social and insurance clearances for both recipients and donors.

  • Rotates coordinator patient call for patient care.

  • Facilitates communication between transplant clinic and nursing units (e.g., protocol/procedure changes, medical management updates, new treatments and medications, etc.).

  • Acts as liaison between referring physicians, dialysis units, and the organ transplant program in order to facilitate patient workups and keeps referring centers and physicians involved in our program.

  • Ensures that problems that are related to patient care, which arise related to referring centers or individuals, are immediately addressed in a satisfactory manner whether directly or in conjunction with the director.

  • May be asked to coordinate some transplant program conferences.

  • Coordinates new patient evaluation conferences for weekly review of candidates. Responsible for presenting completed data for review and discussion by the entire team.

  • Organizes weekly patient review conferences; review of important data, difficult cases and interesting cases from the previous week by the entire transplant team.

  • Coordinates patient service activities and record keeping.

  • Oversees some clerical personnel. Assists as necessary in scheduling procedures, admissions and outpatient appointments.

  • Assists data coordinator and director in preparing and maintaining clinical and statistical reports for the program. These reports may relate to regional and national networks as well as program tracking of workups and outcome data and clinical research protocols.

  • Oversees new patient listing and maintains relations with the Organ Procurement Agency.

  • Coordinates hospital activity related to patient care (e.g., discharge teaching of all transplant patients).

  • Coordinates operating room activity related to transplant services. Includes protocol development and data collection required during operative cases.

  • Coordinates hospital resources which affect patient welfare (e.g., initiates referrals to appropriate departments such as home health care, social work etc.).

  • Assures the rapid and accurate transmission of all information to outside hospitals/facilities which become involved in the care of transplant patients.

  • Participates in educational and professional activities.

  • Conducts, organizes and participates in programs for professional education, including inservice training for nursing personnel caring for transplant patients.

  • Participates in and/or conducts public education and public relations programs related to organ transplantation in order to increase public awareness of transplantation.

  • Acts to advise the director on ethical, legal and social issues as they relate to program development.

  • Participates in at least one national or international educational meeting related to the field of transplantation and/or the North American Transplant Coordinator’s Organization annually.

  • Directly involved in all protocol evaluations which pertain to patient care.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree. Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment.

  • Upon hire: Washington Registered Nurse License

  • Experience with or willingness to master the use of the transplant database.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Upon hire: Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (without certification must actively pursue and attain certification within 2 years of hire)

  • 2 years Experience in the field of organ transplantation or critical care nursing.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

Accepting a new position at another facility that is part of the Providence family of organizations may change your current benefits. Changes in benefits, including paid time-off, happen for various reasons. These reasons can include changes of Legal Employer, FTE, Union, location, time-off plan policies, availability of health and welfare benefit plan offerings, and other various reasons.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Puget Sound area. It is comprised of eight hospital campuses (Ballard, Edmonds, Everett, Centralia, Cherry Hill (Seattle), First Hill (Seattle), Issaquah and Olympia); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Providence Swedish Medical Group, a network of 190+ primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re dedicated to improving the wellbeing of rural and urban communities by expanding access to quality health care for all.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 260885
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Administration
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Nursing
Address: WA Seattle 1101 Madison
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 1101 Madison-Seattle
Pay Range: $50.01 - $79.16
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at