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Post-Transplant Nurse Coordinator, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Part-time, 30 hours weekly
**This position is located in Chicago, IL at our downtown Northwestern Memorial Hospital location.**
The Post-Transplant Nurse Coordinator reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
This role is a registered nurse who is accountable for the post-transplant coordination of patients discharged from their call transplant. This individual will provide the support and expertise needed to facilitate transplant admissions, hospitalizations and reimbursement to the program. Activities will include for facilitation of insurance approval, obtaining prior authorizations, working with APNs and MDs to refill prescriptions, monitor laboratory results, communicate with home health care, and assist the patients with symptom management. Providing patient/family education, and communicating with care team regarding patient admission.
- Effectively liaisons with payer case manager and/or Medical Directors to expedite patient entry into the system (i.e., securing required testing, facilitating letters of medical necessity, etc.)
- Actively participates in weekly transplant meetings to facilitate the efficient transition of patients/families into the Outpatient HSCT system.
- Provides education, regarding the stem transplant process, to potential patients, families and payer representatives (i.e., outlining team member roles, phases of the process, etc.)
- In cooperation with the Program Administrator, serves as the clinical liaison to the Managed Care Department staff regarding new contract language, contract renewals and/or letters of agreement.
- Monitors/follows all diagnostic studies, updates medical records, maintains communication with referring MDs, acts as liaison between patients, families and health care team.
- In collaboration with the Clinical Research Office staff, assures eligibility for inclusion into treatment and/or research protocols.
- Prepares disability forms, leave-of-absence, and return to work forms and letters for patients and families.
- Serves as a resource to team members, by interpreting and relaying patient condition updates, symptom management
- Prepares patients for discharge and follow-up, prepares records for daily clinic in advance, assess, plan and evaluates interventions for patients in clinic or remotely plans, implements and documents patient and family education facilitates prescription renewals, evaluates patient health status on a regular basis communicates patient issues/concerns to HSCT physicians, coordinates comprehensive care shares responsibilities as assigned for the HSCT emergency pager.
- Participates in new staff orientation.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
- At least two years clinical experience in Hematology-Oncology.
- Registered nurse in the State of Illinois.
- At least one year of experience in the care of stem cell transplant patients.
- Certification in Oncology Nursing.
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