VAD nurse will function as a VAD Coordinator. BSN and Cardiology experience required. Critical Care and VAD experience preferred. Hours are M-F, 8am - 4:30p. Must be willing to take call every 3rd night and every 3rd weekend.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Participates in the clinical management of pre and post implant patients in collaboration with VAD NPs and physicians. Assists with the clinical evaluation of potential VAD candidates. Coordinates discharge plans and verifies patient knowledge base prior to discharge. Provides follow-up telephone consultation for discharged patients and sees patients at clinic visits. Educates nursing staff and patient/caregiver on patient care, maintaining VAD equipment, and safety measures. Serves as a clinical resource to members of Emory Healthcare and to the larger community. Complies with state, federal, and organizational guidelines and other regulatory agencies. Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse. Four years of recent clinical nursing or 2 years of critical care experience. Acute care experience (cardiac critical care/transplantation/VAD experience) preferred. BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.