This position is responsible for the nursing consultation and triage of the more than 5000 patients who underwent blood or marrow transplant or related therapies at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and have returned to their referring physician. This nurse assesses the patient on the phone, reviews previous records and presents the patient to the medical staff at several rounds held during the week.
The nurse primarily accomplishes these responsibilities for the provision of patient care via phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. Has an expanded knowledge of the late effects of bone marrow transplantation on children and adults. Works at a high level of independence in communicating, implementing and coordinating patient care issues.
A. Care Coordination:
- Functions as primary telephone contact regarding chronic transplant-related clinical problems (including cGVHD) for patients who underwent BMT or related therapies and their caregivers.
- Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
- Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
- Functions as resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in Clinical LTFU
Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
- Participates in three times weekly rounds to plan and coordinate patient care.
- Participate in multi-departmental meetings including LTFU Action Items Meeting.
B. Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
- Provides departure education to all patients leaving the SCCA, primarily as the instructor of the LTFU Departure Class. Reviews Patient Resource Manual with patient and family at departure and provides additional information regarding long-term effects of BMT.
- Provide ongoing patient education regarding symptom management.
- Coordinate with Nursing Education to review and update patient education materials on a regular basis.
C Support for Research
- Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data.
- Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to the patient population with whom they work. Knows research resources and how to access.
D. Communication and Teamwork
- Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for LTFU patients.
- Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
- Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.
E. Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
- Participates in continuing education programs.
- Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.
- Current Washington state RN license
- Transplant Nursing experience required
- Allogenic transplant experience required
- Basic computer skills (Outlook, Mindscape)
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) preferred
- Telemedicine nursing experience preferred
- BSN preferred
We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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