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Nurse Clinician - Organ Transplant Center

Patient Care Providers
20002942 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking a 100% Nurse Clinician to work at the Organ Transplant Center.


Basic Function and Responsibility:

The Nurse Clinician  will coordinate patient care for the transplant patient population across the continuum as pertains to transplantation and be the primary resource for the patient though out the transplant process.  The Nurse Clinician will use a multidisciplinary team approach for end stage organ disease patients, resulting in a comprehensive individualized plan care to guide the patient through the multiple phases of transplant care; leading to enhanced patient satisfaction, improved quality of care and the appropriate utilization of resources. 


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gather pertinent medical information pre-clinic visit to anticipate patient needs for on going care and management of transplant requirements.  Assimilates the data in a cogent manner and integrates this data into the EMR for the patient so it is available for all providers.

  • Through the use of data driven decisions plans, coordinates, monitors, and documents in the EMR, patient care across the continuum of solid organ transplant process.

  • Provides complete and timely communication with external providers/agencies to assist the patient through many transitions of care.

  • Assists with communication to payor, including utilization management functions of prior approval and explanation of medical necessity.

  • Assures adequacy of insurance coverage for patient through coordination of information with Financial Counselors and billing personnel.

  • Obtains insurance approval for care at UIHC. Which includes agreements for special drugs, interventional procedures and/or diagnostic testing.

  • Fully participates in the systematic review of protocols as they pertain to the abdominal solid organ transplant population.

  • Provides patient education that is in depth and meets not only regulatory agency standards but patient unique needs.

  • Is the primary resource for the patient and their family throughout the transplant process.

  • Attends and participates in multidisciplinary rounds, care conferences and educational offerings in the department

  • Assists in the mentoring of new staff in outpatient solid organ transplant units.

  • Observes for patterns of breakdown in the plan of care and facilitates corrective actions as part of the Quality Process.

  • Assists the social worker to ensure adequate medical information is provided for entitlement/categorical program applications to  be completed.

  • Provides off shift on – call coverage to the Organ Transplant Center.

Benefits Highlights:

Percent of Time: 100 % 

Schedule: Days, Monday - Friday. 8AM - 4:30PM 

Location: UIHC Main Campus

Pay Grade: 70 - https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/plans


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Education Requirements: 

  • A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Current experience (within 18 the last 18 months) with solid organ transplant or end organ failure is required. 

  • Demonstrated excellence in patient education is required. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required. 

  • Current license to practice nursing is required. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in nursing is desired. 

  • Previouse care coordination is desired. 


In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact NursingHR@uiowa.edu.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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