Registered Nurse Transplant Coordinator - Mechanical Circulatory Support
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ResponsibilitiesRequisition # 20002873
Are you ready to bring your advanced clinical competencies to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the United States for transplant services? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient satisfaction? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you!
The Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the Smidt Heart Institute provides complete state-of-the-art care for patients with heart failure. Devices that help the heart pump blood can save the lives of patients awaiting a donor transplant. For others, an implanted device can become a permanent treatment.
Led by Jaime Moriguchi, MD, Cedars-Sinai's program offers the most innovative cardiac technology, including left and right ventricular assist devices and Total Artificial Heart. Patients can access novel technologies through clinical trials. Because the program is an integral part of the Heart Institute, patients have access to the nation's best cardiac programs and centers, including the Heart Transplant Program and Heart Failure Program.
Summary of Essential Duties:
- The MCS coordinator will facilitate the care and education of patients and their families/caregivers from initial referral to the team, during the pre and post-operative periods, and continued ambulatory follow-up care ensuring continuity of care across the MCS continuum.
- Participate in staff education, community and outreach programs regarding MCS to include but not limited to health care providers, EMS and outside Emergency Departments servicing our MCS patients.
- Coordinate any additional testing and work-up needed prior to implantation under the guidance of physicians or advance practice providers.
- Educate MCS candidates and their caregivers of pump operation, maintenance, expectation pre and post implantation for both patient and caregivers, risks, complications, benefits and lifestyle changes.
- Coordinates inpatient care in various areas of the hospital including initial implantation completing vital implant form, intra-operative device monitoring/management during procedures requiring conscious sedation.
- Participate in discharge process including assessment of readiness for discharge.
- Ensure the patient’s home environment is safe and secure; provide documentation to referring providers, EMS department, local hospital and electric company at discharge.
- Work closely with financial coordinators and insurance company case managers to provide MCS information to assist in obtaining procedural and MCS supplies post implant coverage approval.
- BSN degree required
- Current California RN License required
- BLS from the American Heart Association required
- CCRN Acute/Critical Care Nursing, PCCN Progressive Care Nursing or other specialty certification required
- Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN) preferred (or willing to obtain within one year from start date)
- A minimum of 3 years of acute care nursing experience required
- At least 1 year of Critical Care experience required, preferably in a cardiac setting
- Organ transplantation experience preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of case management required
- Experience in data management preferred
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively coordinate all aspects of patient care required
Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Transplant, Heart, Cardiac, Coronary, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Device, Healthcare, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California
- Working Title: Registered Nurse Transplant Coordinator - Mechanical Circulatory Support
- Department: VAD Clinic
- Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
- City: Los Angeles
- Job Category: Nursing
- Job Specialty: Clinical Operations
- Position Type: Full-time
- Shift Length: 10 hour shift
- Shift Type: Day
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