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RN Clinical Program Coordinator - Heart Transplant

Requisition # 29303 Apply Now

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
The Clinical Program Coordinator (CPC) is responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of care for the patients throughout the continuum of services—from initial referral to follow-up care in Heart Transplant. CPC attends transplant clinic (3 mornings per week), Selection Committee meetings, trains and rotates between Pre- and Post- Heart Transplant divisions, participates in primary and back-up on-call for 24 hours shifts several times per month for heart and lung, assists in lab review process, triages patient calls, and gets meds prior authorizations as needed. Serves as the heart transplant coordinator for the interdisciplinary team, including: physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, financial analysts, case managers, and support staff. Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs/projects for patients, personnel, and the community. Collects/documents data to meet clinical, financial, and regulatory requirements. Participates in the development of guidelines, protocols, pathways, and other performance improvement activities. Participates in research activities. Serves as a patient advocate throughout the patient care process. Represents the Medical Center at regional and national meetings/conferences. The Clinical Program Coordinator provides nursing care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan and Nursing Strategic Plan. He/she maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patient with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/she can identify the ability of the patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. He/she can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment; and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the patient population.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements:
BSN degree required

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
A current California RN License
Specialty Certification
Current BLS from the American Heart Association

A minimum of 5 years of Nursing experience required
At least 3 years of Critical Care experience in a Cardiac setting required
Organ transplantation experience preferred
Demonstration of excellent organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills
Full command (verbal and written) of the English language
Demonstrated knowledge of case management
Experience in data management

Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Sitting, walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 25 lbs. Exposure to normal office and clinic area noise

EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled
Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Keywords: Registered Nurse, Heart, Cardio, Cardiac, Cardiology, Transplant, Critical Care, ICU, BSN, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California
  • Working Title: RN Clinical Program Coordinator - Heart Transplant
  • Business Entity: CSMC - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0786032 - Heart Operations
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Job Specialty: Medical/Surgical
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 10hr
  • Hours: 7am - 5:30pm
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: None
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Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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