Job Description

Job Title: RN Coordinator - Hematology/Oncology
Job ID: 745700
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Hematology Oncology Admin
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring a full-time RN Coordinator to help support the Hematology and Oncology unit at their Lawrenceville location. This position will be working daylight shifts.


Responsible and accountable for coordination of patient care through all phases of process. Works closely with physicians, patients and families to provide technical knowledge of the process and guidance on appropriate actions relative to insurance coverage, necessary ancillary testing and follow up care. Acts as a technical resource to multidiscplinary team.

  • Act as the initial contact person for referrals into the program. Serves as the contact person for candidates and families. Identifies and responds to recipient and family needs. Act as resource person for internal and external health care providers.
  • Assist medical director with regulatory compliance, i.e. FDA, JCAHO, DOH, etc.
  • Assist the transplant physician and care team in transplant admission note and orders, working with PharmD, research protocol coordinator, referring physicians and others.
  • Assist with development of policies, procedures and standards of care related to the blood and marrow transplant program.
  • Collect and provide data for physicians related to acceptability of patient as an acceptable candidate. Develop ongoing rapport and relationship with referring physicians and other health care providers to enhance and maintain the referral base.
  • Contribute to the total quality management process by preparing reports on clinical activity and participating in process improvement such as computerized order entry, nutrition and other interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Coordinate patient and potential related donor HLA typing.
  • Coordinate weekly meetings where current inpatients, upcoming patients, candidates and follow ups are comprehensively discussed by the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates interdisciplinary meetings to discuss problems in care management laboratory, marrow, imaging and pathology data.
  • Identify requirements for candidate evaluation and coordinates inpatient and outpatient candidate evaluations including scheduling of appointment or admission, collaborating with Admissions and Social Services regarding insurance coverage and coordinating ancillary testing.
  • Participate in post-care by preparing follow-up plans, reimmunization letters and maintaining relationships with patients and families.
  • Work with Blood Bank, Interventional Radiology, Surgery, Operating Room and other services to coordinate stem cell donor evaluation, marrow collections, and peripheral blood stem cell harvests.
  • Work with the hospital finance administration and families for financial authorization for typing, harvests, other related procedures.
  • Work with the protocol coordinator and transplant care team in patient enrollment on research trials. Assist the protocol coordinator and transplant team in data submission for payer RFIs and COE applications and research trials.


Required level of education: Diploma. Area of education: Nursing. Required level of experience: 3 years. Area of experience: Clinical nursing experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99 / hour

Union Position: No

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