TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Serves the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program with a focus on the recipient (patient) and donor process. Responsible for coordinating HLA typing; donor selection; donor evaluations; providing screening; providing education; and effectively communicating all necessary information to the patient and the donor as well as the clinical team. Ensures all documentation and regulatory requirements pertaining to the transplant program are successfully met.
???Clinical Education Responsible for educating patients and family members on HLA typing results and unrelated donor search process including consent for formal NMDP search, if applicable. Provides detailed summaries of search results to BMT attending physicians and other multidisciplinary team members. Provides education to multidisciplinary team members including BMT nursing staff on HLA typing, identification of a donor match, and the collection process. Maintains an updated Patient/Family BMT Education Binder to ensure supplementary education materials are updated and current. Assists with the education of BMT team members, including BMT/Outpatient nursing staff, in the program based standard operating procedures (SOPs) and BMT nursing policies, procedures, and guidelines. Participates in educational activities related to cellular therapy and quality management. Resource within the organization and community.
???Transplant Search Responsible for the search coordination for the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Division. Facilitates HLA typing for patients and family members. Reviews Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing results. Coordinates identification of a matched donor based off family search results or unrelated donor match via the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Searches for potential donors via NMDP database, TRAXIS for potential cord matches. Analyzes HLA matches to recipient and reviews findings with BMT attending physicians for identification of donor. Coordinates with NMDP and key stake holders to facilitate collection. Facilitates donor work up process which includes donor clearance, collection of stem cells, and arrival of product. Facilitates recipient work up process in collaboration with outpatient BMT care managers, which includes in depth patient evaluation, timeline of preparative regimen to the delivery of stem cell product for infusion. Coordinates with Hoxworth lab processing for arrival of stem cell products and any manipulation of products as specified by the BMT attending physicians. On call 24/7 availability for unrelated donor in-coming stem cell products.
???Research Active participation in BMT clinical trials including consents and enrollment of participants. Provide coordination and direction in the obtainment of research samples for those patients enrolled on BMT clinical trials. Facilitate the obtainment of NMDP research samples for patients and related donors.
???Communication Serves as the primary contact for NMDP regarding any patient/donor follow up questions, requests. Completes required follow up forms as requested by the NMDP. Facilitates patient/donor anonymous communication until direct communication can occur. Facilitate patient/donor consent to release information per NMDP Standards. Primary contact for Cytogenetics Division for verification of recipient and donor samples for post-transplant engraftment.
???Supply and Documentation Maintains completion of Hoxworth Blood Center Infusion Summary & Adverse reaction Forms. Patient/family advocate throughout the HPC/NC procurement.
??? Bachelor degree in related field. May require clinical license, certification or training ??? 2 - 5 years of work experience in a related job discipline ??? Active Ohio RN License ??? ACEN/CCNE accredited BSN OR MSN OR Associate/Diploma RN AND 2 years experience ??? and BSN/MSN agreement May be required to obtain other state licensure.
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