Incumbent assists in the management of the mechanical circulatory support (MCS) program. Participates in the clinical management of pre and post ventricular assist device (VAD) implant patients in collaboration with the physicians and coordinates the clinical evaluation of potential MCS candidates. Provides patient care and consultation during clinic visits, discharge and follow up. Is a resource for nursing and hospital staff on patient care, maintaining MCS equipment and. Oversees patient care in the mechanical circulatory program Facilitates the management of the mechanical circulatory patient population to promote efficient, cost effective, quality care to both the patient and the institution. Ensures compliance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines and other regulatory agencies.
Hourly Rate $48.41 $57.44 $66.46
Must be able to participate in on call rotation and work occasional weekends & evenings
Current CA RN license
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Current ACLS certification
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Prior ICU Nurse experience
Basic Life Support Certification from AHA
Minimum tone (1) year of experience in acute care with VAD/MCS
Minimum 2 years recent clinical experience
Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties
Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese (certain clinics may require this qualification)
Minimum one (1) year of experience as a VAD coordinator
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