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Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant Experts
Welcome to the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) , a part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. Our specially trained hematologists are committed to advancing science and care for patients with blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Having performed more than 3,000 transplants, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute is the largest and most experienced full-service blood and marrow (stem cell) transplant program in Colorado and among the top programs in the country. CBCI is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT), the global standard for top quality patient care in cellular therapies. We work closely with our physician colleagues from New Mexico to Montana to provide patients with nationally recognized care and access to the most innovative clinical trials.
Registered Nurse (RN) Bed Management Coordinator
Position Summary: Responsible for the planning, coordination and admission of all patients requiring autologous or allogeneic blood or marrow transplants. Establish and maintain collaborative practice and working relationships with all healthcare team members and serve as a liaison for patients, families, physicians, and nurses throughout the transplant process. Works closely with the Financial Coordinator and Social Worker to anticipate any financial difficulties for the patients while undergoing the transplant process. Works collaboratively with the Donor Coordinator during the search for a related or unrelated donor. Responsible for thoroughly educating patients prior to transplant and communicating with them frequently regarding the transplant timeline. Advocates for the transplant patient’s safety during the work-up to transplant. When the need arises, will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community.
•We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
•We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
•We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.
•We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity
A.Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse; BLS – Healthcare provider. OCN, BMT-CN or CHTC certification required within 18 months.
B.Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
C.Experience: Minimum of three years experience as a RN in a bone marrow/stem cell transplant program or equivalent hematology/oncology nursing experience. Other specialty coordination experience will be considered.
D.Special Qualifications: Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other health care team members. Advanced understanding of hematology/oncology terminology. Able to coordinate a safe and timely transplant process and work effectively with the transplant physician to ensure good communication. Able to function as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care. Strong critical thinking skills. Independently seeks self-education where needed to understand disease processes and the role of transplant. Consistent and detailed documentation and cross-checks required.
III.Degree of supervision required: Involves general guidance and direction by the BMT Clinic Manager, Clinical Nurse Coordinator and Charge Nurse. Employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Ages of patients served
Neonate< 30 days
Infancy< 1 year
Early Childhood 1 year and < 5 years
Late Childhood 5 years and < 13 years
Adolescent 13 years and < 17 years
Young Adult 17 to < 30 yearsX
Middle Adult 30 to < 60 yearsX
Old Adult≥ 60 yearsX
Responsibility to serve patients in areas other than patient care
No responsibility to treat or care for patients
IV.Ages of Patients Served: This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients and families. Personnel in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in each age category. The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to standards. (The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experience.)