Registered Nurse (RN) - Heart Transplant Coordinator - Cardiology

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $10,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible experienced Registered Nurses with 1-3 years of experience, and up to $20,000 for experienced Registered Nurses with greater than 3 years of RN experience!
  • Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or Part time RN position. Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.
  • Position Summary
    • The Transplant Coordinator is a critical member of the multidisciplinary team for the advanced heart failure patient population. The Transplant Coordinator is responsible for caring for the patients with end-stage heart failure during the evaluation, transplant listing and post-transplant phase. The coordinator is a point of contact for patient, family/caregivers and liaises with the multidisciplinary team to deliver the most efficient care. The coordinator must be proficient with UNOS allocation. The Transplant coordinator directly interfaces with the Brigham and Women’s (BWH), Tuft’s Medical Center, Mass General Hospital (MGH) Yale New Haven & Virginia VA Cardiac Transplant Programs and follows their specific center protocols. The responsibility includes significant collaboration with physicians, cardiac departments, outside medical facilities, patients and their families and other support services. The Transplant Coordinator is the "face" of the Program and should have the skills to reflect the program in a positive manner and apply advanced patient assessment skills and knowledge in the area of immunology and tissue typing to perform necessary functions of the job.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: See "License/Certifications"
    • License/Certifications: Current License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine;   BLS/ACLS certified.
    • Experience: Minimum 5 years of cardiovascular nursing experience with 2 years of critical care experience.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with applicants, accepted patients, families of patients, and all levels of healthcare providers. Ability to develop collaborative working relations with multiple disciplines, departments and outside healthcare organizations.
    • Thorough and significant knowledge of the theories, practices, processes and results of current and emerging advanced heart failure technologies and treatment regimens.
    • Proven successful ability to manage and coordinate complex projects and processes from inception to implementation, and follow up.
Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.