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RN-VAD Coordinator - #IRC57253

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is where healing, teaching and discovery come together. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we provide innovative patient care and nationally recognized education and research activities. Come discover how you can grow your career with us.
OHSU has a current opportunity for a VAD Coordinator to manage the comprehensive specialized care for advanced heart failure patients in both the inpatient and outpatient environment. These patients are candidates for advanced heart failure therapy using MCS/VAD support with the intent of either bridge to transplant or destination therapy. Will collaborate in developing, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of care for patients with a VAD in combination with physicians and other members of a multidisciplinary care team, including social work and the transplant team. Can organize and orchestrate INTERMACS and The Joint Commission Disease Specific VAD certification focusing on continually improving patient outcomes; assisting in the pre-authorizing process; facilitating participation in cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery-related clinical research trials. 
A key component of this position is the ability and responsibility of 24/7 on call for both inpatient and outpatient. In this role the VAD Coordinator is working closely with OHSU medical teams, VAD vendors and outside facilities to maximize the medical management of patients in the VAD Program. 
The VAD Coordinator also oversees internal and external staff education and competencies as well as managing and maintaining all VAD related equipment and supplies. The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and at least five years cardiac clinical experience with an understanding of the care of adult cardiology and cardiothoracic critical care patients; or 3 years current experience including 2 years working with VADs or equivalent. Current unencumbered Oregon RN license and current Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Military Training Network required.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit us at, and select job number: IRC57253.