JOB PURPOSE: Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program and the heart transplant program; to coordinate and manage the patient care of this high-risk patient population throughout the continuum.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Registered Nurse Program.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Four (4) years of professional clinical experience required.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current R.N. license in the state of Georgia.
BLS and ACLS certification required.
Cardiovascular focus experience preferred.
One (1) year experience caring for LVAD patients and heart transplant patients preferred.
Leadership qualities including time management, verbal and good written communication skills, listening skills, decision making, priority setting and work organization skills. Must be self-directed and use independent judgment. Effective communication skills and team building skills required. Demonstrate compassionate patient communication.