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Transplant Nurse Coordinator (Austin Clinic)

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Patient Care
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School of Medicine
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22000852 Requisition #

Job Location: Austin, Tx

University of Texas Health San Antonio in conjunction with the Texas Liver Institute is seeking a full-time nurse coordinator to work Monday-Friday, 8-5 in their Liver Transplant Program Austin clinic location.  This position coordinates all activities to provide care and services to patients with liver disease.  Duties include assessing referrals, patient interviews, clinic visits, processing orders, attaining results, preparing patients for listing on the organ transplant list, and scheduling maintenance visits while patients are listed.  The position requires the nurse to have a combination of office and clinic hours.  There are no weekends and no on call requirements for this position.

Job Summary:

Coordinates the evaluation process for transplant patients. Responsible for scheduling according to consult referrals for pre/post transplant.

Job Duties:

  1. Conducts initial pre-evaluation interview of patient, leads transplant evaluation committee meetings, and assists in the development and implementation of quality assurance.
  2. Assess appropriateness of referrals, coordinates visits and assists attending physician.
  3. Documents results of consultation in patient records and computer database.
  4. Coordinates services with organ procurement organization and provides education to internal and external professionals.
  5. Maintains and updates all patient records for transplant evaluation.
  6. Contacts patients to provide information and conduct medical status assessment to determine appropriateness of surgery and advises on pre-surgical recommendations.
  7. Provides information to insurance company/payer requests regarding status of patient.
  8. Conducts patient education regarding full-cycle transplant process.
  9. May provide work coordination and leadership to other coordinators and support staff.
  10. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education:

Associate's degree in Nursing is required.

Experience:

Four (4) years of medical experience in operating room or critical care department (Case Manager/ICU/ER) is required. Experience and understanding of organ and tissue donations is preferred.

 

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.


Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.


Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.


Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.


Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.


Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:


Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.


Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.


Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.


Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.


FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

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Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.


UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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