Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Coordinator

 
Position: Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Coordinator

Job ID: 151984

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: BMT Coordination

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Coordinator (Bone Marrow Transplant) – someone to coordinate the Pre/Post-Bone Marrow Transplant processes needed by patients in the In-patient and Out-patient settings.

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Responsibilities :

• Executes/monitors the progress of unrelated searches with the National Marrow Donor Program and the Umbilical Cord Blood Bank for each patient.
• Provides patient education as needed to ensure patients and families have complete understanding of HLA tissue typing, donor search and the transplant process.
• Provides status updates of all current searches to the BMT team, referring physicians, patients and families.
• Completes and submits appropriate National Marrow Donor Program forms regarding unrelated donors (form 22, 117, 180).
• Ensures that all NMDP patient samples are submitted to NMDP repository prior to BMT.
• Facilitates the coordination of each marrow, stem cells or blood cord from NMPD collection center or the Umbilical Cord Blood Bank.
• Coordinates scheduling of Bone Marrow harvests, operating room time, central line placement, pre-BMT evaluation/ lab results
• Orders marrow products and completes forms for Cell and Molecular Therapy (CMT) lab.
• Coordinates services with stem cell pheresis, CMT, attending physicians, and patient/family.
• Submits samples to NMDP/CMT lab and The Methodist Hospital HLA Lab for engraftment studies.
• Coordinates/Facilitates additional post BMT therapies, Donor Leukocyte Infusions, second donation and ancillary pharmacologic therapies (immunotherapy).
• Notifies cytogenetics lab of same sex/sex mismatch for donor/recipient pair.
• Obtains results of all studies for Pre-BMT evaluations and notifies physician/PNP
• Maintains an information tracking system reflecting patient demographics, health status, economic status, search status, tissue typing information, harvest/pheresis information and treatment regimen.
• Monitors changes and progress of approved clinical research treatment protocols.
• Seeks opportunities to assist and coordinate treatment implementation with investigators, members of the disease team and personnel throughout the hospital, as well as referring physicians.
• Prepares for and presents newly referred and current patients at weekly BMT team meetings
• Identifies and pursues opportunities for own professional learning regarding BMT issues and computer skills.

 



Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree with 2yrs relevant work experience or Associates Degree with 4yrs work experience
(4ys relevant work experience with Associates Degree or 2yrs experience with Bachelor’s degree)
• Prefers Professional experience in coordinating patient care in a hospital or clinical setting
 
Knowledge and Skills
 
• histocompatibility
• medical and lay person understanding of Hematology/Oncology and BMT
• medical terminology/anatomy
• work independently with minimal direction
• communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of professional staff
• organize and prioritize large volumes of patient information
• use computer and office equipment
• maintain patient confidentiality.

 



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