Swedish Medical Center is looking for a BMT Program and Quality Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work for the Swedish Cancer Institute's (SCI) Hematology Oncology team at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.
This position requires a highly effective and skilled clinician who can build strong collaborations between departments in order to develop quality and safety goals, collaboratively establish standard operating procedures covering all critical aspects of clinical service and develop and implement systems and processes to monitor compliance with these procedures.
In this position you will:
Provide leadership to clinical and administrative staff of the BMT program that reflects the mission, vision and philosophy of the institution. Oversee daily operations of the BMT Program.
Collaborate between inpatient and outpatient aspects of the stem cell transplant program to include all aspects of immune effector cell treatment.
Work cooperatively with all Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Cancer Institute leaders. Collaborate with community leaders of many disciplines to meet customer needs and promote the development of BMT services and staff.
Review monthly financial reports and be able to justify/explain variances. Understand requirements of BMT reimbursement including coding and billing requirements. Oversee pre-authorizations and pre-certifications.
Assist with policy and procedure development, review and revision. Communicates new and revised policies and procedures to staff.
Standards and Accreditation Compliance - assistance in maintenance of Joint Commission, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and state accreditation requirements.
Active participant in all work related to the FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) preparation and process, including site visits, and oversees the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Additional Stem Cell Transplant activities, in conjunction with BMT Coordinator:
Monitors patient/family before, during and after transplantation for physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial needs and intervenes when appropriate. Refers patients to members of the BMT team (pharmacist, social work, nutritionist, oncology support team, and financial advisors) as needed, and/or utilizes community resources when appropriate.
Coordinates the patient pre-admission work-up and visits. Gathers and reviews all pertinent clinical information (including past treatments and outcomes) and presents this to the transplant physician with special notes to abnormal results.
Collaborates with direct health care providers to establish plan of care, facilitates continuity of care across departments (both in-patient and out-patient) within hospital and home health providers.
Coordinates all services for BMT and targeted Blood Cancer patients, and oversees National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) processes as needed.
Coordinates the transfer of patient care from Stem Cell Transplant Program back to referring physician and is responsible for long-term follow-up, which includes but is not limited to: periodic updates on patient condition, coordinating follow-up visits with Stem Cell Transplant physician and referring physician, and coordinating provision of post-discharge necessary services.
Educates patients and their families, to assist understanding of the disease, and processes and procedures surrounding pre- and post-transplant issues.
Acts as a resource for members of the interdisciplinary team on transplant care and protocols to promote positive outcomes for BMT patients.
Communicates with interdisciplinary team members, patients and families, and payors in a timely manner to ensure comprehensive documentation.
Performs admissions and continued stay reviews as needed.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing
Training in QA/QI activities.
Three (3) years experience in Hematology Oncology.
Three (3) years transplantation experience.
Experience and focus on BMT Transplant and apheresis.
Current Washington State Registered Nursing License.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Nursing or equivalent education/experience
Oncology Certified Nurse / BMT Certified Nurse certification
About the First Hill Campus
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.
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