RN, Kidney Pre Transplant Coordinator, FT, Days

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 21, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Department Overview

Link to Clinical Transplant Services Website: 


Function/Duties of Position

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. The RN is responsible for screening and educating potential recipients, direction of the evaluation process, facilitation of committee review, direction of additional testing and update testing, and management of the waiting list. The RN provides initial and on-going patient/family education in a variety of settings. The RN is responsible for collection and evaluation of patient laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, consults, and regulatory requirements. The RN provides post-transplant cross coverage for essential functions. 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 is expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • External applicants - Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • Current OHSU employees:  Associate of Science in Nursing required
  • Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Current BLS required at time of hire
  • Minimum 3-5 years recent acute-care hospital based nursing
  • Able to triage and prioritize patient issues using critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal (incl. face-to-face) communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a team and to work independently and problem-solve
  • Able to work and complete assignments with frequent interruptions
  • Able to work in a space shared by multiple staff
  • Able to sit and/or stand for long periods of the day performing repetitive computer related tasks and phone work
  • Able to stay alert for long stretches of time
  • Able to traverse the distances between buildings on campus as required
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing for internal hire
  • Transplant nursing experience (inpatient or outpatient setting)
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Additional Details

Usual Orientation Time:

  • New Grads:  N/A.  This is not a position for a new grad
  • Specialty Experience: 12-16 weeks
  • Experience, but not in Specialty area:  16-24 weeks
  • Resource:  N/A.  This position is not a resource position

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.
Requisition ID
Job Type
ONA union represented
Posting Department
Clinical Transplant Services
Posting Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Posting FTE
Posting Schedule
Monday through Friday
Posting Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable


Transplant Nursing