Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC)

  1. I am currently a GN at a 540 bed hospital in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. I am going through an internship on a 27-bed transplant unit. Once I PASS my NCLEX in Feb, I will be a regular, RN on the unit. I plan to work on the unit for a good while, getting experience under my belt. But recently, I noticed a few of the CCTCs on my unit rounding and having educational conferences with some of the patients. I have my BSN, and am always looking to move up, so I am thinking of getting certified as a Transplant Nurse in a couple of years, then going on to become a coordinator as well. I was just curious what exactly the coordinators do??? Do they have decent hours, or are they always on call?? Whats the pay like, and so forth... If anyone has any information on CCTCs I would really appreciate it!
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  3. by   ghillbert
    Try a search on "transplant coordinator", there was some good info a while ago.

    Basically, you can be pre- or post-transplant coodinator, or both. Lot of ordering tests, seeing pts in clinic, liaising with pt and family re requirements to get eligible for transplant, coordinating with financial people re insurance issues, adjusting meds... yes, there is call, how much depends where you work. We do one week every four or five and you get a lot of calls, but we don't have to go in to work. You develop very close relationships with these patients, usually over a long period of time.

    Check out the experience requirements for the CCTN/CCTC exams. It's a hard exam and you need to know every kind of transplant, not just one specialty, for the test.
  4. by   sookieRN
    I worked in Transplant. 24 hr shifts (not including travel time)
  5. by   acemanti
    Quote from baylorals09
    I am currently a GN at a 540 bed hospital in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. I am going through an internship on a 27-bed transplant unit. Once I PASS my NCLEX in Feb, I will be a regular, RN on the unit. I plan to work on the unit for a good while, getting experience under my belt. But recently, I noticed a few of the CCTCs on my unit rounding and having educational conferences with some of the patients. I have my BSN, and am always looking to move up, so I am thinking of getting certified as a Transplant Nurse in a couple of years, then going on to become a coordinator as well. I was just curious what exactly the coordinators do??? Do they have decent hours, or are they always on call?? Whats the pay like, and so forth... If anyone has any information on CCTCs I would really appreciate it!
    did you move up?
  6. by   TonyaMarie
    I know your post was written over a year ago but I wanted to know if you were able to find out what you needed to know about transplant coordination? I've been a solid organ transplant coordinator for 11 years and certified for 6 years and am now serving as the nurse manager of a transplant program. My career as a coordinator started in Southern CA at one of the largest transplant centers in the country. There is lots of room for growth in solid organ transplantation and we are always looking for dedicated nurses who desire a career in transplant. Transplant coordinators also tend to be on a higher pay scale than most nurses. If you have any questions for me I'll be glad to answer them.

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