RN VAD Coord

CHI St. Luke's Health - BSLMC
September 2, 2020
Houston, TX
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Working as a RN Coordinator in our Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic offers a variety of clinical challenges to nurses choosing this clinical area.

Your care focuses on the medical, surgical and educational care of patients with advanced heart failure who are potential candidates for mechanical circulatory support. All patients who are on advanced forms of mechanical circulatory support and/or are being bridged to a heart transplant. You will interact with patients and their family as you advocate with multidisciplinary care teams.

If you are ready to start a career with an established team in an organization that understands the importance of your life's calling, it's time to connect with Baylor St Luke's!

  • Plan and render pre and post-implant care for the patient with mechanical circulatory support
  • Develop and prepare educational materials, and provide teaching and education to patient and their family regarding the need for mechanical circulatory support and the care needed post-implant
  • Accountable for leading the healthcare team with expert advice to case managers, nurses, physicians, social workers and other health-care members as appropriate
  • Evaluate and screen candidates who are referred for mechanical circulatory support in cooperation with a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, Fellows and members of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Skills Transplant/LVAD/VAD/Ventricular Assist Device/Heart Transplant


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Registerd Nurse

Five (5) years of related work experience in ICU or Transplant

Equal Opportunity
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