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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse Transplant Coordinator - Mechanical Circulatory Support in Los Angeles, California

Are you ready

to bring your advanced clinical competencies to a world-class facility

recognized as top ten in the United States for transplant services? Do you have

a passion for the highest quality and patient satisfaction? Then please respond

to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in

Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you!


Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the Smidt Heart Institute provides

complete state-of-the-art care for patients with heart failure. Devices that

help the heart pump blood can save the lives of patients awaiting a donor

transplant. For others, an implanted device can become a permanent treatment.

Led by Jaime

Moriguchi, MD, Cedars-Sinai's program offers the most innovative cardiac

technology, including left and right ventricular assist devices and Total

Artificial Heart. Patients can access novel technologies through clinical

trials. Because the program is an integral part of the Heart Institute,

patients have access to the nation's best cardiac programs and centers,

including the Heart Transplant Program and Heart Failure Program.

Summary of Essential Duties:

  • TheMCS coordinator will facilitate the care and education of patients andtheir families/caregivers from initial referral to the team, during thepre and post-operative periods, and continued ambulatory follow-up careensuring continuity of care across the MCS continuum.

  • Participatein staff education, community and outreach programs regarding MCS toinclude but not limited to health care providers, EMS and outsideEmergency Departments servicing our MCS patients.

  • Coordinateany additional testing and work-up needed prior to implantation under theguidance of physicians or advance practice providers.

  • EducateMCS candidates and their caregivers of pump operation, maintenance,expectation pre and post implantation for both patient and caregivers,risks, complications, benefits and lifestyle changes.

  • Coordinatesinpatient care in various areas of the hospital including initialimplantation completing vital implant form, intra-operative devicemonitoring/management during procedures requiring conscious sedation.

  • Participatein discharge process including assessment of readiness for discharge.

  • Ensurethe patient’s home environment is safe and secure; provide documentationto referring providers, EMS department, local hospital and electriccompany at discharge.

  • Workclosely with financial coordinators and insurance company case managers toprovide MCS information to assist in obtaining procedural and MCS suppliespost implant coverage approval.


  • BSNdegree required


  • CurrentCalifornia RN License required

  • BLSfrom the American Heart Association required

  • CCRNAcute/Critical Care Nursing, PCCN Progressive Care Nursing or otherspecialty certification required

  • CertifiedClinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN) preferred (or willing to obtain withinone year from start date)


  • Aminimum of 3 years of acute care nursing experience required

  • Atleast 1 year of Critical Care experience required, preferably in a cardiacsetting

  • Organtransplantation experience preferred

  • Demonstratedknowledge of case management required

  • Experiencein data management preferred

  • Excellentorganizational skills and ability to effectively coordinate all aspects ofpatient care required

Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Transplant, Heart, Cardiac, Coronary, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Device, Healthcare, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California

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