Ventricular Assist Device Nurse Coordinator
General Summary of Position: In conjunction with the surgical physician director, coordinates the VAD program at Washington Hospital Center, to include both FDA approved and investigational devices. Oversees all non-IABP device training, implantation, management, and outpatient care. Works with physicians in managing VAD databases, including data analysis for oral and written presentations related to the VAD program. Coordinates all VAD-related clinical trials. This position also takes on-call schedule. Education: Bachelors degree in Nursing is required. Experience: Approximately three to four years of nursing care in a tertiary facility, with ideally heart failure and ventricular assist device experiences in either a step-down or ICU setting. Experience in conducting clinical research trials is desirable. Certification/Registration/Licensure: Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia is required as is BCLS certification. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.