Zoom Transplant Coordinator—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

Transplant Coordinator—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a transplant coordinator? In this Career Q&A video interview, Stephanie Krier talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success as a transplant coordinator. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 12 minutes


Copyright date: ©2019

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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)


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