Hospital Clinical Coordinator

  • ARORA
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
  • Sep 21, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Job Summary/Scope

The Hospital Clinical Coordinator’s primary function is dedicated to maximizing the donor gift through donor identification, evaluation, and clinical management.  The responsibilities and duties include having a presence at assigned hospital, responding to referrals, and on-call as assigned.  This includes meeting with key hospital personnel to develop an understanding of the flow of decision making within the institution as it relates to donor activity; fostering a learning atmosphere through education and communication of donation information.  Employee must be self-directed, setting their own schedule of activities, and capable of interacting effectively with all levels of medical school and hospital staff from the CEO to staff.  This position will provide support to families of potential donors in a manner that is sensitive, respectful and informative and may initiate the donation conversation to facilitate the donation process.

Essential Functions

  1. Maintains high visibility within the hospital by conducting rounds in designated areas.
  2. Utilizes clinical knowledge and judgment to administer appropriate interventions.
  3. Responds appropriately to potential donor referrals and conducts a comprehensive, accurate clinical assessment of the medical status of potential organ/tissue donors according to ARORA and PHS guidelines.
    1. Performs initial assessment of potential donor and communicates appropriate information to the Administrator-on–Call, Director of Clinical Services, and/or Medical Director.
    2. When on site evaluating a referral or working with an Authorizing Person’s/Legally Appropriate Person’s AP/LAP, will assist hospital staff to maximize organ, tissue and eye donation through education about Best Practices, Clinical Triggers, etc.
      1. Facilitates ongoing communication with the health care team leading up to a donation conversation with the AP/LAP.
      2. Interacts with potential donor families in a manner that respects human dignity and shows reverence for life.
  4. In collaboration with transplant surgeons and professionals the Hospital Clinical Coordinator shall conduct, monitor, and appropriately implement clinical organ donor management protocols to assure optimal organ function.
    1. Utilizes clinical knowledge and judgment to administer appropriate interventions.
    2. Collaborate with hospital in following policies: brain death declaration, Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCD) or transfer for a potential DCD. Facilitate After- Action Review meetings with key hospital personnel. 
  5. Identifies, documents, and seeks solutions to issues that may hinder organ, tissue, and eye donation.
    1. Adhere to all ARORA SOPs to ensure compliance with regulatory and standards setting agencies (i.e. CMS, UNOS, FDA, AOPO, AATB etc.).
    2. Secures release from the County Coroner or the Medical Examiner for organ and tissue donation when required.
  6. Designs and implements a unique strategic plan and education programs for the clinical departments within hospital system (examples include:  new nurse orientation, targeted in-services, and annual professional education).
  7. Communicates outcome for organ/tissue donors to involved hospital personnel and appropriate administrative personnel.
  8. Completion of required documentation as it relates to job functions.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Licensed registered nurse, BSN preferred with at least one year critical care/ER experience is preferred.
  2. Maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, and proof of automobile insurance.
  3. Maintain any current licensures and certifications.
  4. Must maintain required vaccination and/or health screenings to minimize the potential for disease transmission.
  5. Possess strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  6. Possess effective communication and presentation skills.
  7. Possess effective leadership skills demonstrated in clinical, educational, and administrative contexts.
  8. The ability to practice with a high degree of autonomy in a self-directed manner, which demonstrates innovation and creativity, personal initiative, and the ability to function well with many different professions within the medical field.
  9. Possess the ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
  10. Consistent demonstration of attention to detail, precision, accuracy and customer satisfaction.
  11. Possess strong prioritization skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks.
  12. Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills (i.e. has the ability to make decisions based on situational circumstance, company policy and customer relations).
  13. Ability to utilize general office equipment, software, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Specialty

Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Emergency-Trauma Nursing