Stem Cell Transplant Advanced Practice Nurse

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2013007 Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology

About the Unit
The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides care for patients and families with acute and chronic medical conditions, or other hematologic diseases, requiring the specialty knowledge and skills of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Administers the day-to-day clinical and research operations for the Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation program. Develops, validates and implements sophisticated algorithms for clinical processes in the transplant program and more broadly in the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation. Coordinates transplant research protocol development and implementation. Writes policy and procedure on stem cell transplantation and other related clinical processes for the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation. Resolves patient problems or refers patients to appropriate resources. Works with Clinical Care Coordinator to ensure that patient visits and procedures are pre-authorized.


Direct Patient Care Inpatient Responsibilities:

  • Perform infusion of stem cells
  • Daily rounding
  • Follow-up on all pertinent laboratory and imaging studies
  • Maintain effective communication with subspecialists and inpatient team.
  • Provide ongoing education to patient and family regarding transplant, including discharge teaching.
  • Communicate with outpatient team and primary care provider upon discharge.
  • Provide care as outlined in section's policy and procedures while maintaining appropriate documentation for the National Marrow Donor Program and the Federation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT).

Outpatient Responsibilities:
  • Take histories, perform physical examinations, formulate a differential diagnosis and plan for selected patients seen by the Stem Cell Transplant team.
  • Triage patient calls, formulate a plan of care and document in EPIC.
  • Responsible for writing single patient treatment plan, treatment consent and applying BEACON plan.
  • Perform infusion of stem cells.
  • Maintain effective communication with subspecialists.
  • Provide care as outlined in section's policy and procedures while maintaining appropriate documentation for the National Marrow Donor Program and the Federation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT).
  • Coordinates pre, peri and post- transplant care for patients undergoing an autologous or allogeneic transplant.
  • Coordinates matched unrelated and cord blood searches through the National Marrow Donor program.

Education/Nursing care Standards/Staff Education:
  • Complies with standards and regulations of licensure, regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining own competency and continuing education in area of specialization and in professional practice.
  • Attends relevant workshops, conferences, and seminars locally and nationally.
  • Assists in evaluating the quality of patient care through application of the quality assurance process.

  • Participates in independent and/or collaborative research projects in stem cell transplant.

  • Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.
  • Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
  • Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to start date.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program, required.
  • Current RN Illinois License and the ability to obtain an advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date, required.
  • National certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, required.

  • Demonstrated clinical competency, required.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records, required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, required
  • The ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse setting, required.
  • Ability to handle and relate sensitive information and work independently, required
  • Excellent organizational skills, required
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems on a regular basis, required
  • Background in research, preferred
  • research nurse experience or transplant coordinator experience, preferred
  • Experience in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Stem cell transplant, preferred
  • Critical care nursing experience, preferred

Licenses and Certifications:
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), required by date of hire.
  • BLS (Basic Life Support), required by date of hire.
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (if applicable):
  • Outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting.

Required Documents:

The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  • Resume
  • Reference contact information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents, including cover letters, MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/16/2019
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