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Cell Therapy and Transplant Coordinator - Autologous Transplant or CART

Job ID: 162184
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2022
Work Schedule: Full-Time Days

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

There are 2 Coordinator positions available; one focusing on autologous transplant and one focusing on CART. 

Summary:

  • The Cell Therapy and Transplant (CTT) Coordinator provides comprehensive coordination of all services and systems to provide an organized and efficient multi-disciplinary team approach for the care of patients/donors within the Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Coordinates the entry and integration of prospective CTT patients and donors into and through the CTT process ensuring timely evaluations and collaboration among the different disciplines involved.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of clinical programs and procedures and participate in the Program's performance improvement program to promote positive outcomes. Serves as a clinical and educational consultant to the nursing staff, medical staff, management, other members of the health care team, and external vendors regarding the management of CTT patients and donors.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with primary team, develops a timeline for transplant/IEC therapy based upon patient status, donor availability, TBI, and program schedule.
  • Collaborate with primary team to ensure recipient pre-transplant/IEC evaluations including testing are completed in accordance with Program SOP’s and in the appropriate timeframe to meet timeline.
  • As appropriate based upon assigned population, collaborate with the primary team to identify potential related donors and/or unrelated donors via National Marrow Donor Program donor registry. Communicate status of available donors to primary care team on an ongoing basis.
  • As appropriate based upon assigned population, collaborate with donor team or NMDP to ensure donor eligibility/suitability evaluations are completed in accordance with Program SOP’s/NMDP policies and within appropriate timeline.
  • As appropriate to assigned population, coordinate with insurer, pharmacy vendors, and/or HUP pharmacy to ensure mobilization medications are available within the desired timeframe.
  • Communicate with the patient/donor to ensure understanding of the CTT process including appointments, testing and procedures, consents, and additional documents as needed.
  • Collaborate with the primary team, donor team, inpatient and outpatient medical care teams, and other services (apheresis, radiology, radiation therapy, stem cell laboratory, etc) to coordinate and schedule mobilization, collection, admission, and infusion.
  • Assess patient/donor/family physiologic, psychosocial, and financial needs. Based upon assessment, make recommendations to social work, financial planning, etc.
  • Educate patients, families, and donors to assist understanding of the disease, processes, and procedures related to mobilization, collection, and infusion of cellular therapy products.
  • Collaborate with Program’s Financial Coordinators and hospital finance to ensure all required approvals are obtained for cell therapy procedures and donor search as appropriate.
  • Communicate pre-transplant/infusion status of CTT recipients/donors at the weekly CTT meetings.
  • Identify patients potentially eligible for clinical trials and notify research teams as appropriate.
  • Participate collaboratively with QI Program to evaluate the Program for efficiency, safety, and effectiveness to increase patient outcomes.
  • Other duties as directed by CTT Leadership or hospital leadership.

Credentials:

  • Registered Nurse - PA, preferred
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support, preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or biomedical discipline, required 
  • 3+ years Oncology or transplant experience, preferred

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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