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Registered Nurse RN Transplant Navigator

Banner Health

This is a Contract position in Gilbert, AZ posted October 26, 2021.

Primary City/State:

Gilbert, Arizona

Department Name:

Bone Marrow Trans Admin-Clinic

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Nursing careers are better at Banner Health. We’ve built smarter processes to help nurses focus on what really matters. If you want to make a difference in people’s lives – this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program was founded in 2013. Starting with autologous stem cell transplants, the program then transitioned to include related donor allogeneic stem cell transplants in 2014. In 2017, we became accredited with the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy for autologous, allogeneic and immune effector cell therapy.

Our world-renowned team provides compassionate care to the patient, their family and their support system. This program provides services for matched, mismatched related and unrelated donors, cord blood and haplo-identical transplants.

Hours for this position are Mon-Fri 8a-430p with no weekend or holidays!

Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health’s state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center. With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve. About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Located in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients – both inpatient and outpatient – and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides comprehensive management and coordination of care for patients requiring kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung or Stem Cell Transplantation The level and intensity of care coordination provided is situational and appropriate based on patient need and payor requirements.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Manages individual patients across the transplant health care continuum to achieve optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes. Facilitates, coordinates, and monitors pre-transplant evaluations, the care of the transplant candidate awaiting transplantation, the care of the transplant recipient post transplant in the outpatient clinic. Facilitates and coordinates the care of the living donor for evaluation, donation and long term follow-up. Collaborates effectively with the interdisciplinary team to plan and implement the patient’s treatment plan, utilizing effective oral and written communication.

2. Facilitates the safe, equitable and timely placement of donor organs in conjunction with the donor procurement agency on a 24 hour on call basis in accordance with the regulatory agencies. Possesses advanced knowledge of OPTN/UNOS regulations and allocation policies. Collects and communicates patient information necessary for decision making regarding organ acceptance/rejection for transplant with the organ procurement agency and transplant surgeon. Reviews potential recipient’s current medical status to determine eligibility for transplant. Demonstrates advanced prioritization and critical thinking skills in order to contact/locate patient(s), arrange admission and pre-surgery procedures, schedule surgery and the surgery team, and educate patient/family.

3. Interprets and administrates current payor contracts to best meet the financial needs of the patient and program while maximizing facility and program reimbursement. Possesses integral knowledge of multiple payor contracts. Applies this knowledge to assure that services being furnished to the patients are in compliance with contract stipulations. Obtains appropriate transplant authorizations for services rendered for each phase of the transplant.

4. Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, third party payers, and other members of the health care team, utilizing effective oral and written communication. Serves as a resource to payors, health care providers, patients, physicians and their office staff for the referral of patients or re-directs to alternate transplant programs as required by insurance constraints. Educates other health care providers, payors and patients on concepts of managed care, managed care networks, transplant networks, individual care policies as it pertains to solid organ transplant.

5. Serves as a resource to the community, patients, family members, potential living donors, primary care physicians and payers regarding the transplant process. Develops and presents education and marketing programs. Participates in community and professional education efforts to promote transplantation and organ donation.

6. Participates in the transplant program’s quality assurance program. Evaluates current processes, identifies need for change and implements change via process improvement projects to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational and satisfaction outcomes. Acts as a change agent by continually monitoring processes to identify opportunities for improvement. Implements change through a multi-disciplinary work group process.

7. Internal customers include patients, families, transplant surgeons, transplant interdisciplinary team, management, nursing and medical staff, and other members of the hospital interdisciplinary health care team. External customers include referring physicians and office staff, laboratories, third party payers, pharmacies, community agencies, provider networks, and regulatory agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Requires current RN license in state of practice.

Requires a minimum of three years clinical nursing experience; at least two of those years in a clinical specialty area such as ICU, PCU, CM, OR, ED, Dialysis, Oncology or Telemetry. Must have a working knowledge of care management, resource/utilization management, and hospital and community resources. Must demonstrate clinical proficiency in the care of transplant patients. Requires critical thinking skills to effectively coordinate a large volume of patients simultaneously. Must demonstrate problem-solving abilities, effective oral and written communication skills, and time management skills. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Previous transplant experience.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.