Transplant Coordinator: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:39)
Stephanie Krier ensures that patients are ready for kidney transplants and presents doctors with any abnormalities. Coordinators also make sure patients are following protocol after surgery.
Transplant Coordinator: Career Beginnings (00:49)
After Krier graduated from nursing school, she worked in a long-term acute care setting and as a floor nurse. She looks for any abnormalities in patients.
Transplant Coordinator: Keys for Success (01:05)
Transplant coordinators need to continue their education, ask questions, and work well with a team.
Transplant Coordinator: Education and Certification Requirements (01:31)
Nurses need to pass boards, become licensed, and take a basic life support class; continuing education credits are required. Krier is working toward becoming a certified clinical transplant nurse. Her team gets together every Friday to discuss journal articles.
Transplant Coordinator: Workplace Atmosphere (01:33)
Krier works in an office at the hospital. Colleagues include surgeons, dietitians, social workers, schedulers, and pharmacists. Twice a month, she travels to satellite offices to see patients.
Transplant Coordinator: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:49)
Obtain as much experience as possible to become well-rounded. Take additional classes. It can be taxing if patients do not have good outcomes.
Transplant Coordinator: A Day on the Job (01:31)
During the first appointment, patients see the entire team for assessment. Annual exams are scheduled. Every Thursday, there is a staff-only meeting for selection and status changes.
Transplant Coordinator: Industry Goals and Services (01:39)
The goal is to assess a patient to ensure he is a good candidate for surgery and will adhere to the post-transplant protocol. Connect with the patients. Heart disease and cancer eliminates potential candidates.
Transplant Coordinator: Industry Challenges (00:54)
Educate patients on the importance of taking medications and attending examinations. How well a person is compliant now will demonstrate that they can adhere to protocols post-transplant.
Transplant Coordinator: Looking at the Future (00:50)
The transplant industry will grow in the next couple of years. As technology improves, it will make more patients eligible.
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