Reply To: BMT Nurse Coordinator Structure and Responsibilities

  • Jen Hendricks

    April 7, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Hi everyone, 

    Our institution has five BMT/Cellular Therapy nurse coordinators. Three of us handle all pre-transplant coordination, including recipient testing, donor search, donor work up for related donors, and family education. Once admitted to the hospital we participate in daily rounds and act as a point person for the family for any issues that might arise. We assist in discharge planning with care coordination to ensure home health is set up, initiate PA requests, schedule initial follow-up appointments and schedule any post-transplant testing up until day +30. 

    Once discharged, we have two nurse coordinators in our outpatient clinic that continue to follow the patients and schedule post-transplant follow-up testing after day +30.

    Hope this helps and I’m happy to answer any other questions. I’m also curious to see how other institutions do things. 

    Jen Hendricks, BSN, RN, BMTCN
    Stem Cell Transplant Coordinator
    St. Louis Children’s Hospital
    1 Children’s Place
    St. Louis, MO 63113
    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-07-2022 10:11 AM
    From: Lisa Pinner
    Subject: BMT Nurse Coordinator Structure and Responsibilities

    I would able be interested in how programs are integrating the BMT coordinators throughout the transplant  course




    Lisa A. Pinner, RN, MSN, CNS, CPON, BMTCN

    Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford/ Stanford Children’s Health

    725 Welch Road, Room 5280

    Cell Phone # (650) 407-9345



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    Original Message:
    Sent: 4/7/2022 11:03:00 AM
    From: Antonio Jordan
    Subject: BMT Nurse Coordinator Structure and Responsibilities

    Hi everyone,

    I am exploring making some structural and/or process changes within our BMT nurse coordinator group. Currently our nurse coordinators perform all the pre-transplant care coordination but are not involved during hospitalization or post-transplant coordination. If you or some from your program would be willing to have a brief conversation to discuss the program structure and the extent of nurse coordination of care, it would be very helpful. I am also willing to answer questions in return as you need. Thank you advance for your help. 

    Antonio Jordan, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
    Director BMT Program, Cellular Therapies and Apheresis
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
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