Registered Nurse Stem Cell 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.
**The hours of this position are Mon-Fri, 8:00a-5:00p**
The Cellular Therapy Post-Transplant Coordinator is a registered nurse and a critical member of the Cellular Therapy team, responsible for ensuring that patients receive comprehensive and seamless care following a stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy. This includes coordinating frequent post-transplant follow-up treatments and appointments, monitoring for complications, and providing education and support to patients and their families. This position also requires coordination of financial and insurance-related matters. The coordinator will work closely with the patient's multidisciplinary cellular therapy team and other healthcare providers and/or specialists to ensure continuity of care throughout the post-transplant period. Additionally, the coordinator will provide emotional support, counseling, and assistance to accessing community resources for patients and their families as needed to help them navigate the post-transplant period.
Monitor patients for transplant and CAR-T related complications and coordinate appropriate interventions as needed: This includes monitoring for signs and symptoms and requires the ability to recognize complications such as infections, graft-versus-host disease, CAR-T toxicities, and other side effects. The coordinator will communicate with the patient's transplant team and coordinate interventions such as medications or additional treatments as needed.
Coordinate post-transplant treatments and follow-up appointments with patients and their families: This includes coordinating appointments with the patient's transplant team within various areas including outpatient clinic and infusion areas. It also involves coordinating appointments with outside facilities for needed follow-up testing and/or need for specialist referrals.
Complete prior authorizations for home specialty medications in a timely manner: This includes taking a proactive approach in acquiring necessary specialty medications to minimize delays in treatment.
Evaluate transition of care needs and facilitates transition to various levels of clinical care settings. This includes coordinating care within the inpatient setting, ambulatory care, outpatient clinic, and other outside facilities. Arranges home care services as needed.
Collaborate with cellular therapy finance specialists and liaise with insurance case managers to ensure appropriate authorizations, timely utilization review, and maximize program reimbursement
Educate patients and their families about post-transplant care and self-management for better adherence to care and improved quality of life: The coordinator will provide education and support to patients and their families on topics such as managing side effects, infection prevention, and self-care after a stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy.
Provide patients and their families emotional support and help navigate the healthcare system for access to resources and support services.
Participate in ongoing professional development and training to stay current on best practices and advances in the cellular therapy and cancer survivorship.
Participate in research and implementation of new educational information to remain current on programs, processes, and procedures that impact current training and developmental projects.
Maintain accurate patient records and ensure compliance with regulatory standards: The coordinator will be responsible for maintaining accurate and complete patient records and ensuring that the patient's care complies with all relevant regulatory standards and guidelines
Experience-3 - 5 years Oncology/Hematology
Education-BSN required or enrolled within 6 months of hire and BSN completed within three years from hire date
Licensure-Georgia Registered Nurse License or a Registered Nurse License form a Compact State
Certification-Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Experience->5 years Oncology/Hematology (Cellular Therapy/Stem Cell Transplant
Certification-Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider
Special Skills-Oncology/Hematology/Stem Cell 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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