UofL Health

RN Living Donor Coordinator, End Stage Renal, UofL Health Jewish Hospital, Full Time, Days

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
ESRD-End Stage Renal JH [504433]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for the coordination of care and management of the living donor from point of initial referral through long term post donation follow up.  Maintains policy and procedures for the Living Donor Program.  Performs quality review on living donor outcomes, LOS, etc and presents updates to the Living Donor Team. Participates in community efforts to raise donor awareness.  Marketing and outreach activities to promote program growth.  Must be able to function with considerable independence in the management of the living donor patient.

Responsible for promoting the health and safety by ensuring the ongoing communication and collaboration providers and other multidisciplinary team members.


1. Assures the evaluation of the living donor candidate is complete.

1.1. Initiates action upon referrals determining the urgency in the need for the evaluation as determined by the medical status of the patient.

1.2. Obtains consults from appropriate providers and assures that their recommendations are followed up.

1.3. Assures that each candidate is thoroughly evaluated by all transplant team members and documentation of their recommendation as to the candidacy is obtained.

1.4. Coordinates the scheduling of various aspects of the evaluation to see that the work-up is accomplished in as concise a time as possible.

1.5. Communicates selection committee decision for donation candidacy to living donor.

1.6. Accurately completes database on each living donor referred for evaluation.


2. Coordinates the long term post donation care of each donor.

2.1. Schedules follow-up laboratory tests, X rays, biopsy, etc. according to the established protocols.

2.2. Reviews all tests and laboratory data.  Reporting any abnormal findings to the appropriate provider.

2.3. Takes calls from all patients regarding any new medical problems.

2.4. Communicates with multidisciplinary team members problems that are occurring so that continuity of care is maintained.

2.5. Directs other multidisciplinary team members in assuring that the psychosocial and financial needs of the patient are being addressed.

2.6. Maintains accurate and current data base on each living donor recording all laboratory, diagnostic tests, and changes.


3. Staffs the outpatient transplant clinic for living donor evaluations and post donation follow ups.

3.1. Schedules all clinic visits according to established protocols and the needs of the patients.

3.2. Staffs the outpatient transplant clinic with providers and other members of multidisciplinary team, prepares nursing assessment, prepares appropriate documents and reports for clinic and documents clearly each encounter when patient seen in clinic (changes to medications, procedures to be scheduled for follow up on, laboratory schedules changes, etc.).

3.3. Discuss findings with the transplant provider and appropriate members of multidisciplinary team and carries out the follow-up that is indicated.

3.4. Reviews patient’s history and assesses pertinent information for reason for clinic visit with documentation of findings.


4. Determines patient/family’s educational needs regarding living donation and ensures that preoperative leaning needs are met.

4.1. Assess the patient and family’s level of knowledge and gears teaching according to their needs.

4.2. Instructs the patient and family as to basic anatomy and physiology so that they can understand donation.

4.3. Assures that the patient and family have a basic knowledge and understanding of the donation process so that informed consent can be done.

4.4. Develop teaching tools to help provide for the ongoing education of the living donor patients and families.

4.5. Communicates with other team members the learning needs of the patient/family and incorporates them into the teaching plan.


5. Develops and maintains rapport with the patient/family to be a source of support.

5.1. Provides direction and leadership to other team members to assure that the psychosocial needs of the patient and family are next.

5.2. Makes contact as early as possible with the patient in the donation process.

5.3. Assess patient/family for the level and source of anxiety to implement the appropriate actions that will assist them with this.

5.4. Providing availability of self to patient/family at the time when the needs present themselves.

5.5. Provide follow-up with the patient/family in all aspects of the donation process.

5.6. Communicate needs of patient/family to other team members such as social worker and psychiatrist.





  • Registered Nurse (required)
  • BSN (preferred)


  • 4 Years in clinical setting (required)


  • Nursing License to practice in state of KY



  • None required


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