The Registered Nurse (RN) working as a member of an inter-disciplinary team is integral to Clinical Transplant Services. The RN functions as a liaison between the patients and staff members of the transplant team (physicians, social worker, financial counselor, psychiatrists, etc.) and has the primary responsibility for providing direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients. The RN will float between Pre and Post roles. When in the Pre role, the RN is responsible for screening and educating potential recipients, direction of the evaluation process, facilitation of committee review, direction of additional testing and update testing, and management of the waiting list. The RN provides initial and on-going patient/family education in a variety of settings. The RN is responsible for collection and evaluation of patient laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, consults, and regulatory requirements. When working in the Post role, the RN is responsible for the post-transplant call-in follow-up, attending discharge rounds, transplant specific discharge education, and coordinating discharge needs with the interdisciplinary team. After discharge, the RN is responsible for patient follow-up including clinic visits, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, biopsies, medication regimen and education accomplished through frequent contact with the patients and families, the physicians, and other team members. Whether working in the Pre or Post role, the RN assesses patient and family needs, develops a plan of care, implements and evaluates the care delivered, working closely with all members of the inter-disciplinary team. The RN provides after hours on-call coverage including responding to after-hours emergency calls from candidates and recipients, coordinating work-ups for transplant, coordinating admissions for transplant, and providing care as ordered by the LIPs. This call is in addition to FTE hours.
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role\u2122]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
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