LVAD Coordinator - RN - Full Time Days

Job Description

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Heart Failure / VAD - 2444320

VAD Coordinator 

Roles & Responsibilities:
The Clinical Ventricular assist device (VAD) Coordinator is a nurse with broad knowledge and skills who participates in coordination of the VAD program and services for the bridge to transplant and destination therapy patient population.

1. Clinical Practice
  • Participates in the development, implementation and coordination of clinical services and programs for VAD patient population. Activities may include but are not limited to:
    • Patient Screening: Assessment and evaluation of patient/family psychological and social preparedness for VAD insertion.
    • Assessment and evaluation of bridge to transplant/ destination patients pre operatively.
    • Coordinate care of the postoperative patient with the medical director and the cardiothoracic team.
    • Coordinate discharge planning for VAD population
    • Assures 24 hour availability/on call for implantation and explantation of VAD on a rotational basis.
    • Follows VAD patients in the community and assures comprehensive out patient care.
    • Coordinates follow up care.
    • Participates and/ or conducts clinical research including IRB submissions, maintaining case report forms, and assuring protocol compliance.
    • Maintains VAD data base in accordance with good clinical practice mandates.
    • Act as a liaison between patient/family and clinical staff.
  • Promotes an interdisciplinary approach in patient care delivery.
  • Acts as a patient advocate utilizing Patient Bill of Rights.
  • Participates in promoting and maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.
2. Professional Practice
  • Supports the mission, philosophy, goals and objectives at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Department of Nursing.
  • Maintains clinical competence.
  • Is responsible and accountable for his/her own nursing practice.
  • Advocates the highest standard of nursing practice.
  • Approaches patients, families and other members of the health care team in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Serves as a clinical role model and as a professional resource to other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates professional involvement by;
    • Attending and participating in workshops, seminars, and courses as presenter or author.
    • Keeping abreast of current literature and trends in practice.
    • Participating in related professional organizations.
    • Treats patients/ families and coworkers with dignity and respect.
    • Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience to other people and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
  • Maintains attendance and punctuality record in accordance with departmental standards.
  • Adheres to dress code in accordance with departmental policy.
3. Administrative Policy 
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team in the development, implementation and ongoing review of policies, procedures and standards of care for VAD patient population.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital, departmental and care standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as well as regulatory agency standards.
  • Participates in the development and implementations of continuous quality improvement programs
  • Participates in risk management activities including identifying and communicating issues of risk in a timely manner.
  • Participates in committee activities
  • Is aware of and responsive to budgetary constraints and incorporates financial principles into program development and allocation of resources.
  • Recognizes each individual’s right to health care unrestricted by age, race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or source of payment.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience: Progressive job related experience specific to area of responsibility.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner.
  • Visual and aural acuity to assess patient status.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to use data entry and retrieval systems. 
  • Ability to organize information and teach others
  • Analytic ability to collect and organize information, identify problems and trends and formulate and implement corrective plans or programs.
  • Oriented to customer satisfaction.
  • Physical stamina, dexterity and mental health necessary to coordinate a broad variety of services and programs for designated patient population on a daily basis.
  • Licenses: RN
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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