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Specialty nursing care for adult patients of all acuity levels, including critical care and outpatient care, on the Myeloma, Lymphoma and Transplant Service.
- Adults with hematologic malignancies receiving allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplants (BMT) and other novel therapies
- Adults with leukemias, lymphomas, Hodgkin’s disease and multiple myeloma
- Patients from any oncology service who become critically ill and are treated with ventilators, CVVHD, and/or vasoactive medications
- Average length of stay: 11 days
Number of Beds
- Day: 1:1-3
- Night: 1:1-4
- All 12-hour shifts; flexible scheduling based on unit-specific guidelines and a self-scheduling model
- 87% RN with Clinical Technician support
- 70% BSN; 10% MSN
- Required competencies: administration of chemotherapy, blood, care of multiple types of infusion catheters, critical care, palliative care, symptom management of high-dose therapy, and specialized management of BMT complications including GVHD and unique infections.
- Orientation period extends over the first year including:
- 10 to 12 week program including oncology and BMT classes and precepted time with experienced RN staff
- Critical care orientation at 6 months to 1 year
- IPOP orientation at 9 months to 1 year
- New Grads: Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track