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1721 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
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- Phone: 3039096400
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Health Care Professional (APP)
Colorado Blood Cancer Inst. • Denver, CO
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description: Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) is a program established by the expert physicians who have served Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program patients for more than 15 years. CBCI was developed to provide state-of-the-art treatment for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
CBCI is a FACT-accredited program for both autologous and allogeneic transplants, performing related and unrelated donor transplants including cord blood transplants. In 2011, CBCI performed it's 2,000th bone marrow transplant, making it the largest full service stem cell and bone marrow transplant program in Colorado and among the top programs in the country.
CBCI conducts cutting edge clinical research, testing innovative treatments for patients with blood cancers and bone marrow diseases. Referral to a blood cancer specialist early after diagnosis allows for full evaluation of treatment options and the development of a treatment plan including access to approximately 50 clinical trials. The physicians and staff can discuss research studies to ensure that patients receive the most progressive therapies available.
● 4 day work week plus weekend and holiday coverage
● In patient and Out patient procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings)
● Experienced in or willing to learn: bone marrow biopsies, skin biopsies, stem cell re-infusions)
● High-Volume and Fast Paced
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Evaluate potential candidates and donors for stem cell transplantation understanding the malignant and non-malignant indications for stem cell transplantation as well as eligibility criteria
2. Understand the different conditioning regimens and how each contributes to the immunological and cellular recovery following stem cell transplant
3. Utilize evidence-based medicine practices to develop differential diagnoses and treatment plans
4. Evaluate and treat post-transplant complications including acute and chronic GVHD, infections, organ damage, relapse and understand the management of patients who are on chronic immunosuppression
5. Proficiently perform HSCT specific procedures including but not limited to bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, bone marrow harvests, lumbar punctures, skin biopsy and stem cell infusion.
6. Communicate effectively with patients and their families regarding the patient’s medical status and translate medical terminology to more basic terminology that patients/caregivers can understand
7. Counsel patients and their families regarding complex medical problems, ethical issues, survivorship and end-of-life care as necessary
8. Communicate effectively with supervising physicians, other PAs/NPs, referring providers, consultants and the transplant team regarding the clinical status of stem cell transplant patients
9. Advance the science of transplant through participation in research when able, while staying abreast of changes to evidence-based medicine as it pertains to HSCT
10. Remain familiar with the current medical literature in stem cell transplantation, including the current controversies and the public-health and economic ramifications of stem cell transplantation.
11. Understand and communicate issues of ethical considerations in the conduct of stem cell transplantation.
12. Participate in efforts to maintain public awareness and need for donor registration.
13. Educate and mentor new PAs/NPs interested in pursuing a career in stem cell transplantation
14. Serve as a resource to other health care professionals training and/or rotating through the stem cell transplant unit. Trainees may include NP/PA students, NP/PA new hires, residents, fellows, RN students/RNs.
15. Maintain privileges (per all regulations and guidelines) to write orders and administer chemotherapy, order diagnostic tests and bill for services rendered.
16. Serve a wide range of patients including research, general hematology, and chemo patients.
1. Salary commensurate with experience.
2. Pension Plan: after two years.
3. Safe Harbor: Contribution matching up to 3% after one year of service per government guidelines.
4. Profit Sharing: CBCI has a profit sharing plan and can elect to make contributions in some years and none in others. Participation after two years of service is required.
5. Bonus Program: The actual amount to be paid each year is adjusted from the target (up or down) based upon the project attaining minimum financial performance objectives, as well as the extent to which you meet individual performance objectives.
6. Weekend Coverage: There is an additional $200 paid each weekend day worked.
7. Benefits: Competitive Medical and Dental Plans
8. Paid Time Off (PTO): 0-1 year 6.8 hrs per 80hr pay period as accrued.
9. Relocation: Consideration
Knowledge and Skills:
A graduate degree or higher as an APN or a graduate degree in nursing and a post-graduate degree or post-graduate certificate as an APN or graduation from an approved school of professional nursing and successful completion of a nationally accredited education program for preparation as an advanced practice nurse or Physician Assistant.
1. Current Colorado license (or in the process of obtaining) as a Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant
2. Current Colorado license (or in the process of obtaining) for prescriptive authority, if requesting privileges to prescribe (excludes controlled substances)
3. Current DEA registration with CO address,(or in the process of obtaining) if requesting prescriptive authority for controlled substances