VAD Nurse, Heart Failure Center, 8a-4:30pm

Subspecialty: Cardiovascular ICU

Posted: 9/6/2018

Company: Emory Healthcare

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description: VAD Nurse, Heart Failure Center, 8a-4:30pm
VAD Nurse, Heart Failure Center, 8a-4:30pm

VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) nurse will function as a VAD Coordinator. BSN and Cardiology experience required. Critical Care and VAD experience preferred. Hours are M-F, 8am - 4:30p.
Must be willing to take call every 3rd night and every 3rd weekend.

• Participates in the clinical management of pre and post implant patients in collaboration with VAD NPs and physicians.
• Assists with the clinical evaluation of potential VAD candidates.
• Coordinates discharge plans and verifies patient knowledge base prior to discharge.
• Provides follow-up telephone 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.
• Serves as a clinical resource to members of Emory Healthcare and to the larger community.

• Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree.
• Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse.
• Four years of recent clinical nursing or 2 years of critical care experience.
• Acute care experience (cardiac critical care/transplantation/VAD experience) preferred.
• BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

Emory cardiac surgeons implanted Georgia’s first ventricular assist device (VAD) in 2006. We’re one of only a few hospitals in Georgia VAD-certified by The Joint Commission. Fewer than 100 centers in the US have this certification.

Emory Healthcare is proud to be Georgia’s most comprehensive health care system, with seven hospitals and more than 200 community-based locations serving the Atlanta community. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, are home to the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Georgia, the only proton therapy center in Georgia, and the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet®-designated hospitals: Emory University Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. Our team is more than 17,000 strong and committed to the health of our community.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position type: Full-time

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