Organ Transplant Nursing

  1. As I've been browsing the websites of all the possible units to work in as a nurse, one area that has peaked my interest is organ transplant. The information they have on their website is very interesting and I haven't even begun to read through all of it. With multiple unsuccessful applications (not completely surprised) it makes me wonder what qualifications they're looking for. They do not waste any time rejecting my application, though the positions are still open. So, for those of you who have gotten into organ transplant nursing, what qualifications did you have and what do you think they might be looking for?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   PixieRN1
    My previous job was in a nationally ranked and academic Peds ICU that largely focused on transplants. Mostly heart, kidney, liver, and bowel transplants.

    To get in there I had to have previous peds ICU experience, specifically, they wanted experience in a peds ICU that was also a CVICU, which I had. In addition to that, they wanted five years of total ICU experience, which I also had. I had also previously been a peds float nurse in a major children's hospital and a NICU nurse. When I applied for that job, I had about 13 years of experience, 11 of which was intensive care of some form or another.
  4. by   purplegal
    Quote from PixieRN1
    My previous job was in a nationally ranked and academic Peds ICU that largely focused on transplants. Mostly heart, kidney, liver, and bowel transplants.

    To get in there I had to have previous peds ICU experience, specifically, they wanted experience in a peds ICU that was also a CVICU, which I had. In addition to that, they wanted five years of total ICU experience, which I also had. I had also previously been a peds float nurse in a major children's hospital and a NICU nurse. When I applied for that job, I had about 13 years of experience, 11 of which was intensive care of some form or another.
    Oh wow, okay, thanks
  5. by   elkpark
    Are you talking about the same hospital you've been applying to over and over, as discussed ad nauseum in your other recent threads? If you're talking about that hospital, just don't. Please just don't. Take the LTC job (if you can still get it -- if you screw around for long enough, you're going to blow that, too) and throw yourself into doing a good job in that position. Please.
  6. by   amoLucia
    OP - I hope you realize that after a while, recruiters RECOGNIZE your name just from your appl/resume. You're already been on their NO list, so they're not going to open up you as a poss applicant file.

    Your trying to 'hit them over the head' with your multiple, repeated applications isn't helping you any.
  7. by   purplegal
    There will be no other job applications at this point. It was simply a floor that seemed intriguing and I was curious as to what/who they might be looking for. By PixieRNs description alone, it sounds like I was shooting for the moon with that one.
  8. by   not.done.yet
    You need to stop looking at the requirements of jobs that are nowhere near you right now and focus on the qualifications you need to build to be successful where you are. Grow where you are planted. Then work on building the skills to move on. One rung of the ladder at a time.
  9. by   purplegal
    Quote from not.done.yet
    You need to stop looking at the requirements of jobs that are nowhere near you right now and focus on the qualifications you need to build to be successful where you are. Grow where you are planted. Then work on building the skills to move on. One rung of the ladder at a time.
    Either this or change careers entirely. But I can't think of a career outside of nursing I want to go after.

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