University of Utah Health Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for assisting in the financial, physiological and psychosocial assessment of the patient and their family both during pre- and post-transplantation.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedules inpatient and outpatient visits with indicated tests and provides consultation as needed.

  • Verifies third-party payment and pre-transplant benefits and assists families in seeking alternative sources of funding. Coordinates the pre-payment of fees to initiate and continue the donor search process.

  • Assists patients with education of insurance companies to ensure adequate coverage for the donor search, in and outpatient bone marrow transplant and associated professional fees.

  • Coordinates patient/family education about donor selection and the bone marrow transplant process as well as acting as a resource for community education.

  • Monitors patient/family before, during and after the transplant process for physical, emotional and/or psychosocial needs and intervenes when appropriate.

  • Communicates clinical and non-clinical patient information during BMT conferences.

  • Coordinates with donor centers regarding the shipment, transport and delivery of the marrow to ensure its timely arrival.

  • Receives requests for Unrelated Donor searches from the BMT attending and initiates searches within the National Marrow Donor Program and other international registries.

  • Advises the patient and referring physician concerning optimal donor search strategy based on patient HLA type, clinical condition, and financial resources.

  • Reviews search results returned by each registry and/or lab; presents search results to the BMT attending or referring physician; and provides search result information for the patient, physician and insurance company.

  • Gathers clinical information for workup and transplant treatment plans; arranges for shipment of all final samples and donor workup; and transports the unrelated donor marrow to the hospital.

  • Provides clinical update on patient status to the donor centers and the insurance companies. Follows up with referring physicians to determine why initial searches are not activated.

  • Coordinates long-term follow-up with patients and their referring physicians.

  • Develops and maintains clinical database on bone marrow transplant patients.

  • May request tissue re-typing of patients, families and prospective donors.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to coordinate the entire transplant process, from initial consultation through transplant and follow up.

  • Ability to educate patients and their families about the transplant process.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health, Social Work, Nursing or equivalency.

  • Two years of healthcare experience.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred

  • Experience with third-party payers.

  • Experience in a bone marrow program or hematology/oncology.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects involving patient care or medical equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Requisition Number 24948

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 0800-1700

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH OPC 60C CLINIC 2C/BMT

Category Customer Service

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.