Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
The ONC Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the evaluation and preparation of patients for Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) transplantation, cellular therapies, and long-term management of patients post-treatment. The BMT Coordinator is responsible for coordinating patient care across multiple areas –the outpatient clinics, the inpatient nursing unit and the community – in order to provide continuity of patient care across settings. Problems encountered have a significant level of complexity due to both clinical and logistical issues. Independent thinking and a high degree of problem solving and innovation are required to resolve complex and unanticipated problems, applying appropriate interventions to individual patients and patient problems while performing daily tasks. The BMT Coordinator is also expected to serve as a clinical resource for other team members, patients/family/caregivers, referring case managers and community clinicians. Although supervision and direction are provided by the BMT Program Manager and physicians, the BMT Coordinator has wide latitude in decision making within written organizational and department policies and principles. The BMT Coordinator must demonstrate knowledge and competence regarding the management and care of patients with oncologic and hematologic malignancies and other diseases that are treated with HSC transplantation and cellular therapies, including knowledge of disease pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, coordination and timing between completion of standard care and transplant/cellular therapy, treatment eligibility criteria, pre-treatment conditioning regimens, immunosuppressive regimens, side effects and supportive care protocols. He/she must be knowledgeable in the management of post treatment complications. The Coordinator must also demonstrate knowledge and competence in the evaluation and eligibility criteria for autologous, related family and unrelated donors, as well as the methods of cell collection and anticipated side effects and management. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.
Minimum of Two 2) years of clinical experience as an RN caring for acute and chronically ill adults and/or children. Two (2) years of experience in Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant or Hematology. Two (2) years of experience with clinical research and insurance prior authorization, or transplant contracting preferred. Certifications include Certification as a Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) within 2 years of hire, Certified Hematopoietic Transplant Coordinator (CHTC) preferred.
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