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Registered Nurse (RN) Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Coordinator - Heart Transplant Clinic

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Education

Required – Registered Nurse Diploma

Preferred – Bachelors’ degree in Nursing

Work Experience

Required – 3 years related experience with RN Diploma or RN Associate Degree or two years related experience with a BS Degree in Nursing

Certifications

Required – Current Registed Nurse (RN) License in the state of practice

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 process.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Reliable transportation as may be required to travel between facilities.
  • Reliable contact method as may be on call 24/7.

Job Duties

  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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 status.

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 functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.


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 diseases.

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.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Registered Nurse (RN) Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Coordinator - Heart Transplant Clinic, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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