Job Information

University of Utah PS Coordinator, Transplant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/22/2023

Requisition Number PRN35423B

Job Title PS Coordinator, Transplant

Working Title PS Coordinator, Transplant

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00265 - Cardiothoracic Division

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 79,789 - 124,550

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Manage the Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic.

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.


Essential Functions

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.

Problem Solving

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.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days 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.

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


Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

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

Prior experience in transplant.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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