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Blood Marrow Harvest Administrator, RN
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 19408
Department: Transplant - Stem Cell
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Oversees all aspects of Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) acquisition/collection, and bone marrow transplant services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), which encompasses, but is not limited to, the Blood and Marrow Collection Program, affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), for the procurement of blood and marrow cells from unrelated, volunteer donors in response to requests from transplant centers within the NMDP network, both domestic and international. Serves as a clinical resource for bone marrow transplantation, collection practices and training practices both internally and externally. Collaborates with the Medical Directors of all programs to ensure the utmost quality of clinical care and cell product. Oversees and participates in efforts to obtain and maintain accreditation by the Foundation for Accreditation for Cellular Therapies (FACT), as well as in the process of readiness for regulatory audits from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other regulatory body. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: BSN degree required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Five years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Blood and marrow transplant experience required. BMT clinical nursing or coordinator experience preferred.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the District of Columbia.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with IBM PC and software, such as Windows (i.e., Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc.).

Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversees program affiliated with DOD and NMDP as well as other donor programs, to facilitate the Harvest Program/stem cell apheresis/donor leukocyte collections.
  • Works closely with designated physicians and Director of Harvest Program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements as defined by program.
  • Supports and assists in development of operations plan for the adult program with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Liaison Officer, members of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Administration.
  • Assists AVP and Administrative Director in budget preparation.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of the training program for hematopoietic stem cell collection being funded by a grant from the Department of Defense.
  • Serves as a liaison between MGUH and the NCI-designated liaison. Participates in clinical research activities for the Blood and Marrow Collection Program.
  • Ensures that program development follows the guidelines established by MGUH, the FDA, NMDP, CIBMTR, and FACT ,as well as any other regulatory agencies as necessary. Represents institution at NMDP Program Council meetings.
  • Supports and assists in development of operations planning for integration of pediatric BMT program as defined in hospital’s strategic plan.
  • Assists and coordinates the development of standard operating procedures appropriate to the running of the program.
  • Collects and maintains data for yearly accreditation of the HSCT Program and with the NMDP. Completes and submits accreditation paperwork within the time frame specified. Actively participates in the process of accreditation of both the Bone Marrow Transplant and the Blood and Marrow Collection programs by FACT, as well as in the process of readiness for regulatory audits from the FDA. Triages calls to MGUH regarding HSCT, past and present.
  • Ensures that all protocols and consents remain current and in good standing with the MGUH, NMDP and Institutional Review Board as necessary. Reviews and maintains all collaborative agreements and procedures associated with the collection processes, as well as any accreditation paperwork associated with the NMDP. Serves as a resource for various departments and department personnel as it relates to BMT program development. Responsible for acting as resource, both formally and informally, for hospital staff regarding the transplant and collection process.
  • Coordinates with outside transplant centers to facilitate the transfer of bone marrow or stem cells that were cryopreserved and are stored here at MGUH for use at their facility. Collaborates with Lombardi Cancer Center physicians and the HLA lab at MGUH to have HLA typing performed on potential transplant candidates. Facilitates obtaining HLA typing on potential sibling donors within the MGUH geographical area and around the country.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and natures of the work assigned to this classification and are not considered as all-inclusive.
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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