Transplant Nurse Coordinator
Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
The Transplant Nurse Coordinator directs the coordination of care for stem cell transplant patients within the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at The University of Chicago. Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of patient care for this population of patients including education, multidisciplinary referrals, data tracking, diagnostics, determining protocol eligibility, treatment orders, consents and other activities essential to the overall care of the patient. Participate in the conduct of clinical research trials including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials and single and multi-centered trials (Phase I, Phase II, In-house, Investigator Initiated) designed, implemented and coordinated in the Section.
- Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of patient care for this population of patients including education, multidisciplinary referrals, data tracking, diagnostics, determining protocol eligibility, treatment orders, consents and other activities essential to the overall care of the patient.
- Participate in the conduct of clinical research trials including multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials and single and multi-centered trials (Phase I, Phase II, In-house, Investigator Initiated) designed, implemented and coordinated in the Section.
- Demonstrates expert knowledge of the transplant process and complex pre- and post-transplant care.
- Directs plan of care with the patient and the multidisciplinary team.
- Assesses needs for multidisciplinary support and organizes consults with other areas in a timely and efficient manner.
- Directs all pre-admission activities to include stem cell/bone marrow collection activities, treatment orders, consents, education, tours, documentation and pre-admission requisitions to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for patients and family members to the inpatient setting.
- Organizes all diagnostics needed pre-transplant.
- Responsible for scheduling admissions and preparing the appropriate paperwork to facilitate a clear and concise admission process.
- Throughout course of admission, documents care appropriately and in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines.
- Organizes all post-transplant care in conjunction with the inpatient team.
- Coordinates all follow-up care and diagnostics per standard operating procedures.
- Communicates with all members of the multidisciplinary team, patients and caregivers throughout the transplant process.
- Participate in established and future research programs in the Section of Hematology/Oncology.
- Serve as liaison between Primary Investigator, sponsoring agent, patient, patient family members, referring physicians, community physicians, pharmacist, statistician and other members of the multidisciplinary and research team.
- Evaluate all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease.
- Review all radiology and other test results for disease assessment and follow response criteria according to the research protocol and/or standard of care.
- Report adverse drug reactions and submit the appropriate documentation as directed in the research protocol.
- Follow-up on lab tests specified by the study and additional tests at the discretion of the physician to evaluate toxicities and treatment.
- Educates patient and their family regarding clinical aspects of their disease, purpose and nature of treatment, research protocols including potential impact on the patient should they agree to participate (i.e., treatment schema, tests, clinic visits, etc.), transplant process, calendar of events, symptom management and follow-up care post-transplant.
- Teach patients and their family members on injections, signs and symptoms, and medication side effects.
- Coordinates and conducts patient and family education utilizing BMT Patient Education Handbook and other patient education materials on-line.
- Participate in the development of educational resources and materials for patient and family teaching.
- Participate on process improvement projects to address transplant operations.
- Accountable to actively participate in task forces and meetings dedicated to improving communication among team members and the various transplant processes.
- Participates in transplant policy and procedure reviews and provides feedback. Accountable for adhering to program policy and procedures and other regulatory agencies (e.g., FACT).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong interpersonal skills required.
- Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing required.
- Two years of hematology/oncology clinical nursing experience preferred.
- Knowledge of clinical aspects of oncology including protocol therapy and data management preferred.
- OCN certification and ONS Chemotherapy Provider preferred.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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