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Transplant Coordinator - Stem Cell (1.0 FTE, Days)

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



1.0 FTE, 40 Hours/Week

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The Transplant Coordinator-Stem Cell is a specialized nurses, typically in an outpatient/ambulatory care setting, that facilitate the care and education of stem cell transplant recipients and their families from initial contact, through the work-up for transplant and the waiting period followed by admission for transplant, ensuring continuity of care across the transplant continuum. Transplant Coordinators also participate in coordinating obtaining stem cells from related or unrelated donors for transplantation and participating in providing educational/outreach programs regarding stem cell transplantation to health care providers, patient groups, community organizations, and others in the hospital's service area. The Transplant Coordinator is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.

Essential Functions

* General Responsibilities: Maintains the appropriate required documentation of physician orders, communications pertaining to the process and patient medical management in the progress note, flowsheet entry, and Epic. Maintains the Last Word database patient roster(s); maintains the patient medical record and patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations; completes the essential paperwork for the recipient and the donor; ensures that the work ups are complete and accurate regarding data required for completion of the NMDP forms by database assistant; assists in collecting transplant related statistics; participates in the transplant program Quality Improvement Process; responsible for collaboration with affiliated transplant agencies and other transplant centers; educates the community about stem cell donation, participates in orientation of new hires in the transplant coordinator role.

* Pre-Transplant: Interviews and performs intake referral on potential recipients and their family/significant other; assesses patient and family/significant other perceptions of physical, emotional, and psychological implications of transplantation; participates in the initial educational process for patient candidates; contacts referring physicians for necessary patient information and keeps them current regarding patient's transplant status and communicates this information to the transplant surgeon/physician to expedite the evaluation process; provides the patient's financial/insurance information to the Patient Admitting Department; communicates acceptance into the program to the patient/support person; sends out patient information packet; monitors all accepted candidates waiting for transplantation under protocols; attends to transplant issues in the Transplant Clinic. Performs all pre-transplant work up, works with National Marrow Donor Program on for identification of appropriate donors and shipment of the stem cells to the Cellular therapy laboratory, works with the apheresis team for collection of peripheral blood stem cells and assures smooth transition of patients from outpatient work ups to the admission for transplant.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support, CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities


Ability to assess the patient's understanding of and willingness to learn about transplantation.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency and continual growth in the knowledge of transplantation.

Ability to prepare documentation which is organized, accurate, and clear.

Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.

Knowledge of patient and family educational needs relative to the intricacies of stem cell transplantation.

Knowledge of the needs of and ability to monitor and coordinate the care of candidates awaiting stem cell transplantation.

Knowledge of the regulations, requirements, and processes of the National Marrow Donor Program and international donor registries.

Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford Strongly Values Diversity And Is Committed To Equal Opportunity And Non-discrimination In All Of Its Policies And Practices, Including The Area Of Employment. Accordingly, LPCH Does Not Discriminate Against Any Person On The Basis Of Race, Color, Sex, Sexual Orientation Or Identity, Religion, Age, National Or Ethnic Origin, Political Beliefs, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Genetic Information, Veteran Status, Or Disability. Women And Men, Members Of All Racial And Ethnic Groups, People With Disabilities, And Veterans Are Encouraged To Apply.