The VAD/MCS Coordinator provides nursing care as a Nurse Practitioner to Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) patients both pre and post implant. Major functions include clinical expertise to provide direct comprehensive patient care management, consultations, education, and research, inter and intradepartmental liaison, resources, and leadership for the VAD/MCS population across the healthcare continuum. The coordinator acts as the central point of contact to the VAD/MCS supervising physicians for patients and their families who are managed with, or being considered for VAD/MCS. The VAD/MCS coordinator provides inpatient and outpatient care, education and community resources. The VAD/MCS coordinator educates the community about the program including but not limited to: local Emergency Departments, EMS, and community physicians. This position requires daily rounds, research protocol visits, presence at VAD/MCS implants. This position will work closely with physicians and members of the Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant/MCS team. Additionally, the VAD/MCS Coordinator is responsible for updating INTERMACS, assisting with preparation for Joint Commission VAD surveys, assisting with development and update of policy and procedures, order sets and staff education in collaboration with administrative support. This position reports directly to the Medical Directors of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and Nurse Manager.
• Master’s of Science in Nursing, DNP preferred
• Master’s of Science in Nursing degree, Acute Care
• Five years clinical nursing experience.
• Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience.
• ICU/critical care nursing experience required.
• Must be able to intubate patients (or willing to perform this function once trained) and manage critical situations and codes.
• Valid California Registered Nursing license required.
• Valid California Acute Care Nurse Practitioner license required.
• Valid California NP Furnishing and DEA licenses strongly preferred.
• BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required.
• ACLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association required.
• Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
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