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Transplant Clinical Specialist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates treatment/interventions and care for post liver transplant recipients

  • Prescribes and reviews medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and international standards and protocols, and within scope of practice

  • Identifies post-transplant complications both short and long term, confers with physicians for intervention and communicate recipient status with physician and other involved healthcare professionals

  • Works with patients in order to support compliance with the adherence to prescribe treatments and provides information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions

  • Monitors surgical and medical complications rejection, injections i.e. CMV, HSV, wound and infection, medication side effects, long term complication i.e. recurrent disease, chronic rejection

  • Prioritizes health problems and intervenes appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care and need for re-transplantation

  • Identifies educational, psychological and economical needs of recipient/family. Educates recipient and family on care and responsibilities after transplant; vital signs monitoring, diet and activity, required follow up visits/labs, reporting abnormalities to transplant centre, signs and symptoms of infection/rejection, explanation of required procedures post-transplant (e.g. biopsy)

  • Manages co-morbidity and non-infectious complications (ex. Optimizing HTN, DM medications, caloric intake and increase physician activities)

  • Collaborates with nursing staff and social workers to establish care plan, provides comprehensive documentation of progress and education, promotes prevention of long-term complications and improve the quality of life for transplant recipients (involve social support, facilitate coping with ongoing education, counselling and follow ups).

  • Coordinates discharge planning, demonstrate ability to complete discharge teaching and documentation.

  • Develops and participates in developing policies and procedures related to post liver transplant patient management

  • Participates in staff education and development, prepares presentation and learning material for staff and patients, Precepts new employee in the liver transplant program

  • Covering transplant clinical coordinators as needed

  • Attends clinical rounds, other related meetings and participating in committees as assigned.

  • Participates and contributes to the research activities of the centre including involvement in data collection, dissemination and reporting

  • Participates in the professional development and training of clinical transplant coordinators

  • Follows and monitors highest standards of professional and ethical codes of conduct

  • Complies with all related policies and procedures

  • Maintains clear documentations, collects and maintain patient’s data

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures

  • Performs other related duties and tasks as required

  • Participates in self and others’ education, training and development as applicable

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Registered Nurse with country specific post registration program

  • Current Registered Nurse license

  • Teaching qualification (preferred)

Experience Required:

  • Minimum five (5) years post registration experience, minimum two years adult critical care nursing or two years working with patients with ESLD and post liver transplant

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