University of Utah Health Lung Transplant Coordinator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Is responsible for facilitating the education and evaluation of recipients and live donors pre and post-transplantation and is responsible for ongoing assessment, monitoring, education and intervention in the care of the transplanted patients. The coordinator provides education to health care providers and the general public regarding their specific area of transplantation and organ donation.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


  • Educates recipients and recipient's families and potential donors regarding transplantation, expected outcomes, tissue typing, risks, complications and patient responsibilities. Provides emotional support to patients and family members.

  • Evaluates, interviews and screens potential recipients, transplant candidates and donors using predetermined criteria; schedules lab work and procedures to evaluate potential recipients and donors and compiles reports.

  • Schedules live donor transplants and assists in transplant procedures during live donor transplants.

  • Obtains deceased donor information, authorizes final cross match, contacts the recipient, assesses the recipient's health, and coordinates hospital admission.

  • Prepares patient for discharge by educating patient and family regarding medications, home monitoring, lab tests, clinic visits, daily activities and follow-up.

  • Reviews patient lab tests, patient monitoring records, and assesses patient problems.

  • Participates in hospital committees and staff meetings, participates in patient care conferences and continuing education to keep abreast of latest trends in transplantation.

  • Provides transplant education to nursing staff and provides public education regarding transplantation and organ donation.

  • Promotes the transplant programs to internal and external customers to maintain and increase patient referrals.

  • Participates in the development of all department policies, protocols and research projects.

  • Monitors the electronic submission of all UNOS registration and updates.

  • Collaborates with the transplant surgeon and transplant physician to ensure appropriate admission, surgery and post surgery care.

  • May supervise and evaluate department support staff.

  • Works closely with financial coordinators to provide transplant information, insurance coverage and contractual agreements to third party reimbursement.

  • Coordinates activities and materials to raise awareness for specific programs and implements strategies for the promotion and expansion of services for specific target groups.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to travel to various off-site locations, when needed.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple complex patients, family members, etc.




  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator Certification (CCTC) within three years of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • Five years of clinical nursing experience in the specific functional area.

  • Prior experience in transplant.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects involving patient care or medical equipment.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 32596

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-4:30 M-F and call

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes


State UT


Category Transplant

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.