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Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesCore Responsibilites and Essential Functions Clinical Expectations:* Coordinate clinical evaluation of potential candidates for ventricular assist device implantation* a. Coordinate multi-disciplinary evaluation for patients who have been identified for possible candidacy for LVAD implantation for Destination Therapy* b. Coordination of referral with partnering medical facility(ies) for patients requiring evaluation for Bridge to Transplant or Transplant.* c. Coordinate and participate in LVAD Patient Selection Committee* Provide pre-implant education to patients and caregivers; document* Provide post-implant educations to patients and caregivers; document* Provide education * a. Develop and utilize patient educational guidelines for device* b. Review and update guidelines annually and prn* c. Provide and document education for nursing and other clinical staff* d. Provide community education* Provide post-operative education to patient and caregiver(s) in collaboration with clinical staff in preparation for discharge from the hospital* Serve as a LVAD resource person for inpatient and outpatient team members and providers* Serve as a LVAD resource person to patients and caregiver(s) after discharge for clinical and technical support* Maintain no greater than a 15:1 implanted patient to coordinator ratio Reporting and Data Management:* Documents appropriate information in patient?s medical record.* Participates in data management and review* Identifies adverse trends and reports on them as well as conclusion and recommendations based on this data.* Maintains a patient tracking system. Maintains oversight over required regulatory and program specific data. Staff Resource:* Acts as a consultant within WellStar Health System and the LVAD community.* Identifies competency/learning needs and collaborates with LVAD leadership, providers and team members to design orientation and on-going educational activities related to care of LVAD patients.* Provide support and education to nursing staff and other health professionals regarding the device, its implications for the patient, and how to troubleshoot alerts and alarms.* Under the direction of LVAD leadership and providers, develop educational materials and provides classes for team members and LVAD team members. Required for All Jobs Performs other duties as assigned Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct. QualificationsRequired Minimum Education Graduate from an accredited school of nursing Required and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Required Required Minimum ExperienceMinimum 2 years clinical experience in VAD Coordinator role Preferred Required Minimum Skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products. Ability to organize and lead meetings as well as present in groups. Strong ability to work independently, delegate, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to implement change, collect, analyze, and present data. Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)Reg Nurse (Single State) 1.00 Required 1.00 RN - Multi-state Compact 1.00 Required 1.00 Basic Life Support 2.00 Required 2.00 BLS - Instructor Required BLS - Provisional Required Advanced Cardiac Life Support 3.00 Required 3.00 ACLS - Instructor Required ACLS - Provisional Required Additional Licenses and Certifications

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Marietta , Coor LVAD, Other , Marietta, Georgia

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