University of Rochester Advanced Heart Failure/VAD - VAD Coordinator - Level IV - 219834 in Rochester, New York
Advanced Heart Failure/VAD - VAD Coordinator - Level IV
FT position available, primarily days, 10 hr shifts with weekend rotation. On call responsibilities per program needs.
In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and under the general guidance of the practice physician, the RN is primarily responsible for maintaining standards of care and patient satisfaction, and for the coordination and provision of proficient care for the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Program. Responsibilities include evaluation of advanced heart failure therapy patients for MCS support, coordination of implant and safe discharge plan. The RN performs direct patient care duties including patient assessment, device interrogation, triaging patient/community calls and facilitates coordination of services and care, including: patient, family, staff and community education. The RN assists in the development of clinical practice guidelines, usage tracking, MCS database, new project/device implementation and participates in program related quality assurance/performance improvement activities. Serves as the primary technical support for staff, community providers and patients requiring mechanical cardiac assist. Requires excellent clinical, critical analysis, communication and organizational skills. Must be able to function independently within the limits of the position. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team. Knowledge of standard of care treatment for heart failure including VADs and heart transplantation preferred. Current Registered Nurse licensure, ACLS and CPR Certifications required. A minimum of 4 years’ experience, with at least 3 of those in cardiology with an emphasis on mechanical circulatory support.
Requires a BSN or matriculation in a BSN program from an accredited Nursing Program and an active New York State license in good standing. Applicants will have a minimum of 5 years or RN experience. This position is a member of the unit/service leadership team, demonstrates the ability to develop standards of care, unit/service goals, and objectives, and provides consultation and expertise in delivering patient care.
How To Apply
Current University of Rochester employees need only submit a resume to NursingRecruitment@urmc.rochester.edu. All other interested applicants should apply online or submit a resume to Nursing Recruitment, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 619-19, Rochester, NY 14642, or fax resume to 585.756.5882.
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