Emory Healthcare Coordinator, Ventricular Asst Device, 8a-4:30p in Atlanta, Georgia
Job Title Coordinator, Ventricular Asst Device, 8a-4:30p
Job Requisition ID 73200BR
Operating Unit/Division Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Campus Location Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Department 437660:SJH Heart Failure Center
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Work Shift Day
Specific Work Hours 8 AM - 4:30 PM
PRN Position? No
Job Description JOB DESCRIPTION: Directs the VAD program operation, develops strategy and oversees financial management for optimal outcomes. Participates in the clinical management of pre and post implant patients in collaboration with the physicians. Coordinates the clinical evaluation of potential VAD candidates. Coordinates discharge plans and verifies patient knowledge base prior to discharge. Provides follow-up 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. Provides education and support to community health care professionals who may encounter VAD patients. Serves as a clinical expert and leadership consultant to nursing, members of Emory Healthcare and to the larger community. Ensures compliance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines and other regulatory agencies. Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Nursing or graduate of a nationally certified Physician's Assistant program. Must have four years of recent clinical experience as a Registered Nurse or PA including two years in cardiology or cardiac surgery. Acute care experience (critical care/transplantation/VAD experience) preferred. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician's Assistant in the state of Georgia.
Clinical experience in cardiology is a requirement. Prior VAD experience is a plus but will train the right candidate.
Addendum to Job Description
About the Program
The Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, known among patients as “Atlanta’s Heart Hospital,” is the only community hospital in the world to receive 5 consecutive Magnate awards for Nursing Excellence. The program began implanting LVADs in 2009. Since that time, we have implanted over 160 devices, both Bridge to Transplant and Destination Therapy. We were active participants in several research trials, including the HeartWare HVAD trial as well as the Heartmate III trial. Under the leadership of Dr. David Markham, the program continues to grow while maintaining a strong focus on each and every patient. Our low coordinator-to-patient ratio enables us to give each patient the individualized attention they require in order to achieve optimum quality of care. We believe in a cohesive multidisciplinary approach. Our close-knit team is housed under one roof in order to provide a seamless flow from heart failure disease management to advanced therapies. In contrast to other rapidly growing centers, our clinic focus is on quality relationships between team members, providers and patients.
We are currently interviewing for an inpatient VAD Coordinator whose primary role will be educating patients and families pre and post implant, preparing them for discharge home after receiving their VAD. This role also includes staff education in order to maintain staff competence with the VAD devices, policies and procedures. This position will also encompass equipment tracking and accompanying VAD patients to procedures when necessary, as well as sharing after-hours call with the other coordinators. Cross training to the outpatient clinic is also required.
We are also interviewing for an outpatient VAD Coordinator whose primary role will be seeing VAD patients in clinic for their monthly visits (along with our physicians,) as well as telephone triage and coordination of care as patients transition to home. There is also a strong educational component to this position as VAD patients and caregivers require ongoing teaching. This VAD Coordinator will share after-hours call with the other coordinators, as well as cross train to the inpatient role.
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