Texas Oncology is looking for a Outpatient Transplant Coordinator to join our team!This full time position will support Bone Marrow Transplant department in the Dallas Sammons location at 3410 Worth Street. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm. There is some flexibility with the work schedule.
Note from hiring manager: The Transplant Coordinator role is a fast-paced, autonomous position that includes preparing patients for all aspects of stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy. This position is for a designated physician, and will allow for a collaborative MD/RN working relationship.
Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What does the Transplant Coordinator do? (including but not limited to)
Coordinates the transplant department and provides comprehensive nursing care to patients and families during all phases of the transplant program. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Performs duties and responsibilities of a nurse clinician as required.
Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history, assisting in physical exam and psychosocial assessment.
Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the transplant physician.
Oversees management of symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to the intense high dose therapy, stem cell rescue and rehabilitation following rescue in collaboration with transplant physician.
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families throughout therapy and rehabilitation.
As necessary, facilitates communication among patient/family, physician and interdisciplinary team through facilitation of regular case conferences.
Facilitates or schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures and future appointments required for admission to the program and throughout the transplant process.
Provides expert care for the transplant patient at all phases of the process consistent with established standards and utilization of the nursing process.
Provides patient, family, community, and professional education to those interested in the process of transplantation.
Participates in the development and implementation of standards for transplant patients in conjunction with other health care professionals.
Oversees the maintenance of written and/or computer documentation of all patient care and treatments provided and paperwork required for reimbursement purposes in accordance with office standards.
Manages the reporting of data to company Transplant Network, International and Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registries and other appropriate bodies. Incorporates company Transplant Network recommendations into clinical practice.
Develops and maintains quality assurance and outcome monitoring program.
Participates in clinical studies relative to chemotherapy and care of the transplant patient.
Interprets and communicates research and published data to nursing staff and other health care professionals relative to transplant patients.
Maintains equipment according to quality control standards.
Assists with marketing of transplant program to other health care professionals, payers, and community.
May supervise employees in the transplant program including infusion nurses and data entry specialists.
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position will have the following background and experience:
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) or MSN preferred,
RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Must maintain continuing education requirements.
Minimum five years actively practicing as a registered nurse, including at least two years oncology experience.
Two years of bone marrow transplant experience highly desired.
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
One year of leadership experience preferred.
Oncology certification preferred.
Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne pathogens, carcinogenic drugs and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.)
Large percent of time performing computer-based work is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.