Director Transplant Program - Transplant Services

Catholic Health Initiatives   •  

Des Moines, IA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 158 days ago

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GENERAL SUMMARY: In collaboration with the Transplant Surgical and Medical Directors and Hospital Administration, provides leadership, accountability and responsibility for Mercy’s Transplant Program. Responsibilities include coordination of clinical care across the continuum, strategic planning, budgeting, quality management, financial analysis and budget preparation/management, operational efficiencies, personnel management, coordination of administrative matters and marketing functions. Ensures compliance with regulatory and industry standards for Transplant certification.


  • Manages Transplant Services personnel, providing overall direction of daily activities, performance evaluation, education and support.

  • Develops, implements and periodically reviews all policies, procedures and guidelines that support the Transplant Program. These include, but are not limited to, JCAHO requirements, CMS, national and state regulations, regulatory standards, and UNOS regulations.

  • Continuously assesses and improves the service’s performance based on, but not limited to, quality management plan, clinical indicators and customer/employee satisfaction data.

  • Accountable for maintaining the UNOS Transplant Waiting list at this center, data collection, submission and entry, validation of data and reportdistribution.

  • Responsible for ensuring Mercy Medical Center’s Transplant Services meets the CMS regulatory interpretive guidelines for transplant centers’

  • Develops annual operating and capital budget, monitors and analyzes performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective plans. Utilizes budget information in management decision-making.

  • Develops an annual operational plan (including scope of service) integrated with Mercy’s strategic plan and related department’s operational plans in order to efficiently provide services.

  • Supports and abides by all Mercy policies, including safety policies and practices.

  • Participates in state and national professional and related organizations to ensure current knowledge of Transplant Services operations.

  • Acts as a liaison to the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS) acting as voting representative and program administrator for this Transplant Center on a regional and national level.

  • Interfaces with the multi disciplinary care team, maintaining open and positive communication with staff, physicians, and other hospital departments while serving as a resource and consultant in Transplant Services.

  • Coordinate Transplant Services educational activities, including NATCO, UNOS and other professional outreach programs. Ensures staff education and competency in all phases and functions of a comprehensive transplant program

  • Integrates current transplant research findings into practice.

  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by VP Clinical Services.


  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field, Master’s degreepreferred.

  • Attend a transplant related conference every 3-4 years.

  • Minimum of two years Transplant program management level experience.

  • Demonstrates competency within the area of Transplant Coordinator.

  • Certification as Transplant Coordinator.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R0201626