Job Description

Registered Nurse-Cellular Therapy Autologous Transplant Coordinator

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:


The RN Transplant Coordinator is a registered nurse (RN) responsible for coordinating the care of adult autologous Stem Cell transplant and CAR-T therapy recipients (donors) during the pre and post phases of the transplant trajectory. This position is responsible for assessment of needs, education, and coordination of the care of stem cell transplant and certain blood cancer patients and their families require throughout the disease process. The transplant coordinator communicates all aspects of the plan of care with patients, families, and other members of the Transplant Team, other health care providers, and payors; collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting, and educating nursing staff. This position is responsible for the oversight of the implementation and compliance with REMS requirements for each Immune Effector Cell product manufacturer (CAR-T) as an Authorized Representative. The RN 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.  The individual must possess strong organizational and excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and as a team.  The position requires interaction with patients, families, and a variety of personnel throughout the CTCA system and the community.  The individual who holds this position exemplifies the CTCA mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with CTCA Cellular Therapy Program policies and procedures.


  • Coordinates evaluation process for pre-transplant patients to ensure effective use of hospital and clinical resources.
  • Coordinates and/or schedules appropriate pre-transplant work-up and pre-donation work-up for autologous donors (recipients), stem cell consenting, mobilization and collection, as directed by protocol and physician. 
  • Evaluates pre-transplant testing, noting discrepancies between test results and eligibility criteria. Addresses test results with physician.
  • As authorized representative for CAR-T manufacturer, manages hospital enrollment and certification; ensures all relevant staff are trained in REMS for each immune effector cell product; ensures that processes and procedures related to REMS maintain compliance; and manages audits carried out by the manufacturer.
  • Educates patients along the continuum to assist understanding of processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues, disease, treatment, management, and supportive care.  Educates & serves as a resource for nurses and other multidisciplinary team members about patient care issues to promote positive outcomes for transplant patients.
  • Participates or leads team conferences, rounds, or meetings in relation to care of the transplant patient or program issues.  Responsible to update and maintain the clinical database.
  • Supports and participates in the strategic plan of CTCA, Department of Nursing, and Cellular Therapy Program.
  • Completes necessary documentation according to CIBMTR guidelines including pre- and post-transplant follow-up information.
  • Collaborates with transplant financial coordinator and insurance case managers to provide appropriate data to ensure authorizations and timely financial review.
  • Calls patients regarding follow-up related to insurance transplant procedure coverage, schedule of pre-transplant testing, stem cell mobilization and collection, transplant, and education follow-up. Document as appropriate in the outpatient electronic medical record.
  • Provides continual communication with manager, director, physicians, and nurses to ensure comprehensive management of patient care.


Experience: 3 years stem cell transplant.

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent

Licensure: Arizona Registered Nurse License or a Registered Nurse License form a Compact State

Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Special Skills: Oncology/Hematology; Autologous

Stem Cell Transplant

Training: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant NMDP Coordinator Training

Pay Range

$76,374.00 - $125,771.00

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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