This job is
responsible for being knowledgeable and proficient in the
pre-implant, post-implant, and/or inpatient mechanical circulatory
support clinical practice. Acts as a patient advocate and patient
educator while promoting optimum patient independence, self-care,
and rehabilitation. This role is an integral member of the
mechanical circulatory support/transplant team, assisting the
transplant physicians by independently monitoring certain patients,
managing outpatient clinics and periodically reviewing all patients
with the physicians. Provides care and service to individuals of
all age groups.
Required – Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred – Bachelors’ degree in Nursing
Required – 3 years related experience with RN Diploma or RN
Associate Degree or two years related experience with a BS Degree
Required – Current Registed Nurse (RN) License in the state of
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
from the American Heart Association
Preferred – Certification in clinical specialty area
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of required job information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications,
keyboard, and various software program specific to role.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Strong leadership skills.
- Reliable transportation as may be required to travel between
- Reliable contact method as may be on call 24/7.
- Performs pre/post implant clinical activities.
- Educates patients on procedures.
- Educates Nursing staff/colleagues.
- Participates in activities for professional growth.
- Ensures compliance and participates in quality
- Other duties as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but
are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to
20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent
has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.