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Oregon Health & Science University RN, VAD Coordinator, FT in Portland, Oregon

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available

The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The RN’s care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics and meets the standards/expectations of a Professional Practice Model.. In that model, the RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor. Professional accountability enriches the RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting a inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.

As an OHSU VAD Coordinator, you will coordinate 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. You will also play a vital role in patient evaluation, optimal treatment and follow-up care.

  • BSN (internal applicants, BSN preferred)

  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license

  • Current BLS and ACLS

  • At time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)

  • Must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)

  • Minimum of 5 years' cardiac clinical experience with an understanding of adult cardiology and cardiothoracic critical care patients or minimum of 3 years' current experience including 2 years working with VADs or equivalent experience

  • Ability to work a minimum of eight hours per day or longer, according to case requirements

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work a minimum of eight hours per day and longer, according to case requirements.

  • The appointee is available whenever cardiac mechanical device/VAD/CT surgery needs arise.

  • Ability to take call, as scheduled for periods of greater than 24 hours.

  • Ablility to work in stressful, fast-paced work environment

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Previous MSC/VAD experience

Orientation period: minimum 3 months

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-7103

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: ONA union represented

Posting Pay: Commiserate with qualifications

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday

Posting Hours: Variable, start and stop times between 0800-1700 (times may vary based on programmatic and clinical duties)

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes