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The transplant coordinator is involved in general program and patient activities. This nurse establishes and promotes a liaison relationship between the transplant team members and the patient's families. She/he provides program information, patient follow-up plans, and is available for educational programming with the referring facilities and physicians. As a liaison to governmental and other regulatory agencies as required (Medicare, Medicaid, UNOS, ESRD, NMDP, FACT, FDA, CIBMTR, COMIRB, etc.), the transplant surgery, and follow-up status. The transplant coordinator also may serve in an on-call capacity for the transplant program.
Transplant Nurse Coordinator will work primarily with the inpatient blood cancer and bone marrow transplant team, coordinating the transitions of care for patients across the continuum from inpatient to outpatient in collaboration with the entire health care team. The nurse coordinator will help to coordinate patient education prior to discharge, which could include central line care, post-transplant discharge instructions, medication education and chemotherapy schedule. The nurse coordinator will need to anticipate and coordinate outpatient follow up care both within the UCHealth system as well as with referring oncologists and care facilities. Work alongside the existing social workers and psychologists to provide brief psychosocial assessments and targeted intervention for social, emotional and environmental issues. Participation in daily rounding and partner with the multidisciplinary team to ensure patients are prepared for the transition of care from inpatient to outpatient.
This position would be responsible for the management, assurance and navigation of all survivorship care for all blood cancer patients upon competition of their treatments. Survivorship is an extremely complex process for patients. This is a highly technical job that requires in-depth knowledge and training on blood cancer patients and their diagnoses. The survivorship coordinator would be responsible for coordinating post treatment care, referrals and educate patients on all follow up care required and the potential medical and psych/social complications of treatment. The goal of this position would be to provide an individual who could assist in coordinating the complex care required after patients have completed treatment. Thereby increasing the patient's quality of life, satisfaction and
ultimately improving their long-term survival.
· Ability to establish priorities appropriately, set goals, and work independently.
· Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, and ALL members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
· Ability to coordinate transplant team activities with patients, families, organ donor networks regulatory agencies, and support groups as well as Hematopoietic stem cell transplant networks and agencies
· Ability to analyze, develop, and implement an appropriate and logical plan from available data
· Coordinates the care of the transplant patients through collaboration with the transplant attending surgeons, surgical residents, attending medical staff, transplant nurse educator, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and nursing staff on the SICU/BMTU, transplant unit, and transplant clinics. Coordinates plan of care with the apheresis clinic and the financial coordinator.
· Participates in the multi-disciplinary transplant patient care conferences. Transplant coordinator coordinates and maintains pipeline list. Assists in maintaining records of the evaluation information on transplant patients
2 years of experience in a related field of specialty
Critical care experience.
Unrestricted RN license from the State of Colorado Board of Nursing or compact privileges under the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact agreement.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
· Transplant coordination experience helpful
· Clinical care of organ transplant recipients
· 2 years of BMT nursing experience
· 1 year of ambulatory oncology experience
· Excellent communication and collaborative skills
· OCN or BMTCN Certification
· Ability to function independently and interdependently
· Knowledge of care coordination
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