Strategy 2: Dedicated Team
Create a dedicated team by creating a collaborative and rewarding work environment that attracts. retains, and is supported by highly-skilled, dynamic, and committed transplant professionals.
To read more details about this strategy, download the full Transplant Resource Guide
This strategy is currently under review and revision.
- Professional Links
Resources for Transplant Professionals
- OPTN Bylaws – download
- OPTN Resources (Patient safety, allocation calculators, living donation, etc.) – https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/resources/
- UNOS Learning by Topic – https://www.transplantpro.org/education/training/
- UNOS Online Store (Professional materials from UNOS, like patient guides, etc) – https://www.dokshop.com/Unos/login.asp
- UNOS Resources by Organ – https://www.transplantpro.org/resources/by-organ/
- OPTN Crosswalk Guide (CMS/OPTN) – https://transplantpro.org/policy/compliance/crosswalk-guide/
Transplant Professional Organizations
- NATCO – http://www.natco1.org/home/index.asp
- American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) – http://www.abtc.net/Pages/default.aspx
- American Society of Transplantation (AST) – https://www.myast.org/
- American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) – https://asts.org/
- International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) – http://www.itns.org/
- The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) – http://www.ishlt.org/
- Job Descriptions, Orientation & Competencies
Job Descriptions (click on link)
Staff Orientation Materials
- Transplant Coordinator – Core Competency Assessment Tool for Newly Hired – Download – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Transplant Coordinator – Orientation Competency Sign Off – Download
- Transplant Financial Coordinator – Orientation Competencies – Download
- Transplant Financial Coordinator – Orientation Competency Checklist – Download
- Social Worker Orientation – Download – INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Center INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
Staff Competency Materials
Transplant Onboarding Program (click on image to learn more)
Transplant Mentorship Program (click on image to learn more)
- Relevant Literature
- Adult cardiothoracic transplant nursing: An ISHLT consensus document on the current adult nursing practice in heart and lung transplantation – Article – Coleman B, et al. (2015), The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34(2): 139-148.
- Dedicated Team Reference Citations – Download
- Focus on shared governance: Evaluation of a professional practice model – Article – Morgan V, et al. (2015), Nurs Manage, 46(12): 8-10. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000473509.15808.d0.
- Nursing and transplant coordination: a call for clarity – Article – McNatt GE. (2008), Prog Transplant, 18(3): 208-215.
- Representing complexity well: a story about teamwork, with implications for how we teach collaboration – Article – Lingard L, et al. (2012), Medical Education, 46: 869-877. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2012.04339.x.
- The role of advanced practice nurses in transplant center staffing – Article – Hoy H, Alexander S, Payne J, Zavala E. (2011), Prog Transplant, 21(4): 294-298.
- Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact – Article – Hoffman R, Casnocha B, Yeh C. (2013), Harvard Business Review.
- Where has all the staff gone? Strategies to recruit and retain quality staff – Article – Hauff HM. (2007), Prog Transplant, 17(2): 89-93.