MCS RN Coordinator - RPT - Days - Mechanical Circulatory Support with INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care - INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Integris Health Oklahoma City, OK
MCS RN Coordinator - Mechanical Circulatory Support RN Coordinator - Regular Part Time - Days - INTEGRIS Transplant Institute at Baptist Medical Center in NW OKC

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Advanced Heart Failure Care

INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care is the leading ventricular assist device program in Oklahoma. Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are blood pumps which take over some or all of the function of the heart in people suffering from heart failure or who are awaiting a heart transplant. The program offers heart assist devices to give end-stage heart patients the opportunity to live more complete, normal and active lives during bridge-to-transplant therapy. In conjunction with the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute's heart transplant program and the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital, INTEGRIS offers the most comprehensive heart failure program in Oklahoma.

Job Code: 1325

Position Summary:

The MCS RN Coordinator educates family and patient throughout the transplant procedure. Ensures proper patient flow by coordinator with various departments throughout the hospital. The Coordinator will also assist the clinic in device research. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Essential Functions:

The MCS RN Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Coordinates directly with physician staff, nursing and ancillary departments to facilitate proper flow of patient care

* Directly prepares family and patient for surgery, outlining in detail patient procedure and through-put process

* Assembles sterile pump in the operating room

* Provides transplantation/implantation and discharge education to the recipient and family

* Conducts nursing research and collaborative research with physician related activities, including gathering of data and analyzing results

* Drives to the metro as well as rural communities to visit with patients and community agencies regarding care of the LVAD patient

* Transports patients within hospital

* Provides coverage as ECMO Coordinator


The MCS RN Coordinator reports to the Nurse Manager.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time

Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time

Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)

Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes

Seeing: Yes

Hearing: Yes

Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Exposure to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids. May be up 24 hours or longer at a time assisting with transplant procedures and patient care. Assumes 24-hour on-call responsibilities as scheduled. On-call requires return to the hospital for duty.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.


* Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Oklahoma or current multistate license from a Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) member state

* 2 years nursing experience; ICU, medical-surgical, and/or clinical transplantation experience preferred

* 2 years Critical Care LPN or Paramedic experience may be substituted for 2 years of RN experience

* Bachelors degree in Nursing may be substituted for 2 years of RN experience

* CCTC certification upon eligibility required

* Valid Oklahoma driver's license and automobile insurance verification required

* Must provide own transportation

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written)