Texas Oncology is searching for a Registered Nurse, Out-Patient Transplant Coordinator, Blood & Marrow Transplant. The Transplant Coordinator will function in a patient care role, assisting the attending physician in preparing the patient and caregiver for hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The nurse will provide education, coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team and, under the direction of the physician, manage all aspects of the transplant process.
Job Description: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Performs duties and responsibilities of a nurse clinician as required. -Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding 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. -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 to 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 per quality control standards. -Provides patient, family, community, and professional education to those interested in the process of transplantation. -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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), from an accredited program for professional nursing education from four-year college or university -Minimum five years actively practicing as a registered nurse, including at least two years oncology and chemotherapy administration experience -Current oncology certification preferred or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment and maintained -Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant -Current RN state license -Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories."® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the first choice for cancer care. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: MCKEA00878236
About US Oncology Network
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually