Post-Transplant Coordinator (RN) - Lung Transplant - $5000 Sign-on and Referral Bonus - Military Veterans

at Houston Methodist

Houston, Texas


At Houston Methodist, the Post-Transplant Coordinator position a registered nurse, responsible for participating in department initiatives, facilitating, and coordinating all aspects of the peri-operative and post-transplant phases of transplantation. This position demonstrates the ability to continuously progress in skill to care for increasingly complex patients, receiving coaching from experienced Transplant Coordinators and management, benefiting from their practice. The Post-Transplant Coordinator position interacts with all members of interprofessional transplant team to ensure coordination of care for the post-transplant patient and achievement of desired treatment outcomes. This position demonstrates clinical knowledge and competence when providing care, as appropriate, using technology, and managing emergencies, acting as a patient and family advocate to monitor and maintain patient rights.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Communicates in an active, positive, and effective manner with all transplant team members, patients, referring physicians, and other health care providers; reports pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and unbiased manner; communicates patient’s status; and maintains communication as needed post-transplant. (EF)
  2. Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with patients and families and communicates the plan of care. Identifies and responds to the clinical, psychosocial, and economic needs of the transplant patient/family/caregiver during pre-operative, hospital, and post-transplant phases. Discusses importance of recipient/family/caregiver’s commitment to transplant medical and medication regimen and well-care, i.e., immunizations, mammography, pap smears, and colonoscopy, etc. (EF)
  3. Fosters teamwork approach in all interactions with peers and team members. Anticipates needs of other team members; proactively offering assistance. Contributes to meeting department score for employee engagement. (EF)


  1. Follows the patient and family-centered care standards, as outlined in the Houston Methodist Professional Nursing Practice document. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. Assists with interprofessional team discharge planning for the transplant recipient to provide for recipient’s continuity of care. Explains procedures required for follow-up and need for periodic follow-up at transplant center. (EF)
  2. Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and family/caregivers and provides education and appropriate resources regarding vital signs, frequency of follow-up visits, lab studies and reporting abnormalities to transplant center/primary care provider, signs/symptoms of rejections/infections, medications, etc. (EF)
  3. Collects and reviews data pertinent to recipients’ health and organ function per protocol and as needed in follow-up. Communicates lab data and diagnostic results to transplant physician/health care provider. Implements changes in drug/treatment therapy as ordered by transplant physicians. Arranges for consultations, diagnostic procedures, and hospitalization when indicated. Maintains communication with referring physician. (EF)
  4. Participates in transplant event process according to transplant center protocol, as applicable. Contributes to meeting department and organ program targets for process on department dashboard. (EF)


  1. Monitors patient progress post-transplant, identifies complications and considers interventions with the transplant team. Collaborates with nursing staff, social workers, and other health care providers to establish and implement patient care plan according to current standards of care. (EF)
  2. Recognizes potential problems, abnormal diagnostic findings, and/or significant changes during the post-transplant phase, coordinating required care. (EF)
  3. Maintains and updates recipient status per Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) regulations. Maintains comprehensive documentation of donor/recipient transplant information and recipient’s progress post transplantation. Complies with and is knowledgeable of OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements. Monitors and submits accurate data for hospital-based statistics and regulatory agencies such as OPTN/UNOS/CMS and Medicaid to ensure compliance with all governmental reporting requirements, and proper quality outcomes monitoring. Contributes to meeting department and organ program targets for quality, compliance, and safety, on department dashboard. (EF)


  1. Validates patient’s insurance authorization for applicable diagnostic testing, ensuring documentation of applicable clinical activities for department charge capture and proper department financial management. (EF)
  2. Utilizes time between heavy workloads efficiently and helps other team members. Contributes to meeting department and organ program financial measures. (EF)


  1. Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement projects. Contributes to department initiatives for quality and process improvement. (EF)
  2. Participates in transplant-specific continuous learning and growth. Applies evidence-based practice to daily work, such as reviewing the professional literature and attending professional meetings and sharing with colleagues. Identifies own learning needs and actively seeks educational opportunities, both formal and informal, to meet those needs. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


o Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited School of Nursing


o Four years nursing experience

o Previous transplant acute care and/or ICU experience preferred


o Texas RN license or temporary Texas RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Strong assessment, organizational and problem-solving skill as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components

o Skilled at managing complex patient caseload and ability to prioritize/triage based on patient status

o Presents a professional image at work and all work-related events

o Knowledgeable of OPTN/UNOS policies and listing requirements, CMS Conditions of Participation

o Participates in department donor awareness events, educational opportunities, and community activities

o Working knowledge of Microsoft products



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No


On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e., Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above



May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: _________________________

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll for the sixth time. Also, in this year’s rankings, Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the 11th year in a row. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 946 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and nearly 8,500 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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