BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT COORD
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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 2/15/2017
UT Southwestern Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFull/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
BSN required. Three (3) years oncology nursing experience, licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas, and a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), are required. Prior BMT experience preferred.
Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN Certification required within one year of hire.
Receives and provides immediate responses to inquiries and patient referrals. Establishes immediate relationship between referral sources and hospital. Determines appropriateness of referral for admission in accordance with established admission criteria for services involved. Interfaces with other hospital departments and physicians to facilitate admission process. Evaluates financial reimbursement for proposed hospitalization and intervention. Provides guidelines and instruction to staff regarding program promotion, intake and referral processes.
Assists in determining resources required to provide appropriate and indicated level of care and assures availability of indicated resources prior to acceptance of patient into the program. Secures funding from National Marrow Donor Program for patients with limited financial resources to cover the cost of unrelated donor search. Accepts additional responsibilities and organizes scheduled and unscheduled time.
Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or advanced knowledge gained through education and experience. Assists patient through the University system to facilitate patient treatment plan. For purposes of quality control, obtains blood samples from donors to ensure absence of disease, hepatitis, HIV, or other infections, and performs astute physical assessment of donor. Coordinates National Marrow Donor Program search for patients in need of an unrelated donor. Coordinates tissue typing and analysis of samples for any and all potential related donors.
Interviews appropriate and available family, friends, and medical personnel to obtain medical/social history; counsels personnel to obtain medical/social history; counsels donor family regarding donation; reviews history; determines suitability of donor by assisting transplant physician with the review of all pertinent blood work and tissue typing. Coordinates with HLA Lab regarding receipt and processing of blood samples. Ability to interpret highly specialized tissue typing reports to assist the transplant physician in selecting the best possible donor.
Develops patient calendars detailing all transplant work-up procedures. Coordinates hospital admissions and/or outpatient appointments for transplant services. Participates in routine and special patient care conferences.
Administers chemotherapy and blood products in the infusion area. Demonstrates knowledge of central line, port, and IV management. Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing complex procedures such as bone marrow biopsies or intrathecal chemotherapy. The bone marrow transplant nurse will be responsible for administering high dose chemotherapy and stem cell infusions. Determines types and methods of procurement (apheresis vs. bone marrow harvest) based on existing need and donor recipient matching as appropriate.
Interfaces with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel for acquisition of donor stem cells, and to provide feedback to those involved with stem cell acquisition and transplant process.
Ability to perform functions of an Oncology Certified Registered Nurse as follows: enabling operations, technical procedures, nursing process, telephone communication, advocacy, teaching, and nursing education.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..