Responsible for coordinating patient care throughout the cardiovascular care continuum Ensuries the effective coordination and continuation of patient care from the pre-surgery to post-surgery treatments.
NOTE: Temporary position-approx 6 months.
Under the direction and supervision of the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Medical and Surgical Directors and administratively to the Manager of the Advanced Heart Failure Center. Major responsibilities:The MCS/VAD PA acts as the central point of contact to MCS surgeons, physicians, and other members of the Advanced Heart Failure Team for patients and their families who are managed with, or being considered for MCS or ECMO.Key responsibility is to serve as Intermacs registry RN.
Coordinates the care of patients in order to provide safe, effective, efficient and timely patient centered care. Consults with physicians or surgeons regarding the care of patients for more complex diagnosis.
Coordinates pre-surgery care services. Responsible for the initial intake and setting up the patient coordination process with external providers.
Determines availability of operating rooms and books cases accordingly. Completes surgical work ups for referrals. Coordinates transmission of clinical and benefit information to patients, families and outside agencies.
Coordinates the clinical management of post-surgery patients. Manages post discharge planning to ensure the continuing care of patient which include follow up appointments, educational programs and outside services for continuing care.
Provides patient education and consultation for patient and family members throughout treatment.
Minimum three (3) years of patient care experience required.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or health related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current California RN license required.
Minimum six (6) months of previous case management experience preferred.
Minimum one (1) year of care coordination or cardiovascular patient care services experience preferred.
Experience in utilization management, discharge planning, or transfer coordination.
Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical Offices 710 Lawrence Express W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift:
Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, *Temporary position-6 months & schedule may vary to meet operational needs Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End:
Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status:
Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category:
Nursing Licensed Department: Cardiovascular Surgery ( Dept #342 ) Travel: No
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