Penn Medicine VAD Coordinator RN in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

VAD Coordinator RN

  • Job ID :72215

  • Job Category: Nursing

  • Specialty Area: Cardiology/Cardiovascular

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: As Determined by Department

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 59 N 39th St

  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description :

In this position, as a Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator for the VAD program at PPMC you will be the expert for both FDA approved and investigational devices (current devices: Heartmate II/III, Total artificial heart/ heartware) . Overseeing all non-IABP/ECMO/temporary support device training for staff and patients and families , implantation of new devices in the operating room, management of patient flow through their inpatient hospital stay which entails making daily rounds on patients in the pre- and post- operative stages care collaboration with medical and surgical teams, monitoring during surgical non-vad implant procedures, outpatient management in our outpatient clinic, completing office visits, patient assessment, medication management and device interrogations in collaboration with the heart failure MD’s. Works closely with physicians both surgical and medical attending. Skills- independent, able to multi-task, professional, computer skills, able to stand for long periods of time, enjoys teaching.

Coordinates the Ventricular Assist Device Program. Educates patients and their families about the program. Assists on VAD procedures in the operating room. Makes daily rounds on patients in the pre and postoperative stages. Coordinates patient care in conjunction with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Participates in clinical trials. Cares for cardiac surgery patients & Heart Failure patients in an inpatient & outpatients setting.

Minimum Requirements :

Valid nursing license in the state of Pennsylvania required.

-Bachelor Degree in Nursing required.

-Four years CT Surgery or ICU experience preferred; prior experience with mechanical circulatory assist devices preferred.

-Good computer skills preferred.

-Self-motivated, functions independently, conceptually synthesizes a comprehensive knowledge base to coordinate both clinical and educational activities in major area of clinical specialization.

-Requires frequent use of independent judgment in a clinical setting in evaluating and treating patients with cardiothoracic surgical problems.

-Physical demand may be strenuous at times, requiring long periods of standing or walking. Intense visual and auditory attention, along with mental alertness is essential, and the ability to work in stressful situations.

-Heart Failure background, Cardiac Surgery experience and critical care experience is a bonus.

Additional Information:

Additional Information :

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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