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RN Coordinator

  • Job ID: 937781905
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday through Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Hematology Oncology Admin
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour


The RN Coordinator is responsible and accountable for coordination of patient care through all phases of process. RN Coordinators work 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in post-care by preparing follow-up plans, reimmunization letters and maintaining relationships with patients and families.
  • Assist the transplant physician and care team in transplant admission note and orders, working with PharmD, research protocol coordinator, referring physicians and others.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate patient and potential related donor HLA typing.
  • Assist with development of policies, procedures and standards of care related to the blood and marrow transplant program.
  • 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.
  • Work with the hospital finance administration and families for financial authorization for typing, harvests, other related procedures.



Required level of education: Diploma., Bachelors Degree preferred

Area of education: Nursing.

Required level of experience: 3 years. Prior Pediatric experience preferred.  Prior Oncology experience preferred

Area of experience: Clinical nursing experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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