Job ID: 112424
Philadelphia, PA, United States
May 3, 2022
DescriptionPenn 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.
The NMDP Coordinator serves as the primary liaison with the National Marrow Donor Program/Be the Match to facilitate the searches, evaluation and ultimate collection of unrelated donors identified through domestic and international registries in a timely, accurate manner. Interprets Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) testing results for recipients and donors including presence of recipient HLA antibodies and in conjunction with the CTT Medical Director and the Associate Director of the Histocompatibility Testing Lab identifies the best donors for each recipient. Confirms and coordinates transplant dates with attending physicians, stem cell lab and radiation oncology to ensure an organized and multidisciplinary team approach for the care of the patient.
Organizational skills and problem solving abilities are paramount. In addition to independently planning and scheduling his/her own daily schedule, the Coordinator must be able to prioritize the search process for multiple recipients based upon individual recipient needs and troubleshoot issues in response to a recipient clinical status change or donor availability timeline.
Provides education to transplant recipients and their families related to the unrelated donor search process. Serves as a clinical and educational consultant to the nursing staff, medical staff, management, and other members of the health care team regarding interpretation of HLA typing and the unrelated donor search process.
Participates in the development and implementation of clinical programs and procedures and participates in the performance improvement program. Assists in identifying patients who may be eligible to participate in transplant clinical trials.
Bachelors Degree in Health Care or Nursing
3-5 years experience in a clinical healthcare setting
Knowledge of HLA typing, donor and recipient criteria, familiar with Allogeneic Transplant
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