Registered Nurse (RN) Coordinator - Bone Marrow Transplant

Austin, Texas
Competitive Salary
Jan 09, 2018
Feb 06, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

St. Davids South Austin Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the areas only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.

Position Summary

The BMT Coordinator is responsible for assessment of needs, education, and coordination of the care of BMT and certain Blood Cancer patients and their families require throughout the disease process.  The coordinator will communicate all aspects of the plan of care with patients, families, and other members of the Transplant Team, other health care providers, and payors.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Monitors patient/family before, during and after transplantation for physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial needs and intervenes when appropriate. Refers patients to members of the BMT team (chaplain, counselor, nutritionist, oncology support team, and financial advisors) as needed, and/or utilizes community resources when appropriate.

  •  Coordinates the patient and donor pre-admission work-up and visits. Gathers and reviews all pertinent clinical information (including past treatments and outcomes) and presents this to the transplant physician with special notes to abnormal results.

  •  Collaborates with direct health care providers to establish plan of care, facilitates continuity of care across departments (both in-patient and out-patient) within hospital and home health providers. Coordinates all services for BMT and targeted Blood Cancer patients, and oversees National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) processes as needed.

  •  Coordinates the transfer of patient care from Blood and Marrow Transplant Program back to referring physician and is responsible for long-term follow-up, which includes but is not limited to: periodic updates on patient condition, coordinating follow-up visits with Blood and Marrow Transplant physician and referring physician, and coordinating provision of post-discharge necessary services.

  • Educates patients, their families, and donors to assist understanding of the disease, and processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues. Acts as a resource for members of the interdisciplinary team on transplant care and protocols to promote positive outcomes for BMT patients.

  •  Communicates with interdisciplinary team members, patients and families, and payors in a timely manner to ensure comprehensive documentation.

  •  Performs admissions and continued stay reviews as needed.

  • Acts as an advocate for patients benefits. Manages outpatient drug benefits. Investigates formulary and obtains overrides if needed. Identifies need for indigent drug program and coordinates the application process.

  •  Keeps current on requirements mandated by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), NMDP, and other regulatory bodies, monitors compliance.


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