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Job ID: TRA0010T
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Full-time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


The VAD Nurse Coordinator is a registered nurse who possesses knowledge in cardiovascular nursing, end stage heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He/she will collaborate with the Medical Director of the VAD Program to provide clinical management to a specific group of patients who are candidates for, or recipients of, ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplant or as an alternative to transplant therapy.


The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Nurse Coordinator oversees and manages the clinical, psychosocial, and financial aspects of the pre VAD patient throughout the continuum of care. The VAD Nurse Coordinator collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to manage patient care and educate patients and family as well as nursing staff. S/he makes clinical judgments alongside physicians, transplant and VAD nurse coordinators, nutritionists, social workers and others based upon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, guidelines, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The VAD Coordinator coordinates with the team for testing/labs, consults, and regular clinic follow up as well monitoring inpatient status, discharge needs, and coordinating discharge follow up care per program standards. S/he participates in robust quality and process improvement initiatives while ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met.


The VAD Coordinator is an integral member of a large multidisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, teaching, and in providing leadership to patients, team, and organization. On call is required.





Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Four (4) years of professional nursing experience to include two (2) years in transplant, critical care, disease specific area.

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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