VAD Coordinator

 
Position: VAD Coordinator

Job ID: 160905

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Operating Rooms CHSS

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a-3p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

Looking for a VAD Coordinator to take responsibility of the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care for patients with a ventricular assist device.  This coordination includes but is not limited to patient education, staff education, surgical coordination, clinic visits, data collection and record keeping for regulatory and research purposes.

 

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Attends daily rounds on LVAD inpatients
  • Provides clinic support to patients leaving the unit for tests and procedures (i.e. operating rooms, heart cath laboratory, studies lasting over 90 minutes).
  • Verifies patient knowledge base prior to discharge from hospital 
  • Provides support and education to nursing staff, house staff, other health professionals and community health care professionals (home health nurse, referring physicians, first responders) who will have contact with the patient
  • Collects data required by the hospital, the FDA, and other regulatory bodies related to implanted devices and submit to the appropriate agency(ies).
  • Collects data required by the hospital, the FDA, and other regulatory bodies related to implanted devices and submit to the appropriate agency(ies).
  • Helps explain protocols to patients, participate in obtaining patient consent to participate in research, and answer patient and family questions regarding proposed studies
  • Helps monitor study participants for potential negative outcomes related to the study intervention and assist with implementation of appropriate treatment


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN)
  • Current RN license (Texas) 
  • 3yrs of CV or comparable experience
  • BLS (AHA) 
  • Ability to absorb new information, set goals, prioritize and focus on higher priority projects 
  • Ability to listen critically and solicit ideas from employees 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications
  • Clinical expertise and assessment skills
  • Pediatric and or Neonate experience (preferred)

 



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