Ascension Health Transplant/VAD Coord. (RN) / Saint Thomas West Hospital / FT Days in Nashville, Tennessee

Additional Job Information

Title: Transplant/VAD Coord. (RN)

City, State: Nashville,TN

Location: Saint Thomas West Hospital

Department: Cardiac Transplant 001

Additional Job Details: FT Days

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Transplant/VAD Coord. (RN) delivers professional nursing care and education in the preoperative and postoperative settings to patients undergoing transplant procedures.


  • Evaluates, monitors and educates transplant patients prior to transplant procedures.

  • Provides post-operative nursing care; monitors for and identifies complications such as infection and organ rejection. Provides discharge education to patient and family.

  • May participate in transplant education and research initiatives.

  • May serve on committees for the purpose of developing and implementing the organization's transplant policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates the care of transplant and/or VAD patients throughout the continuum of care beginning with the initial referral through post -transplant/implant long term follow up care.

  • Serves as the primary point person for the multidisciplinary transplant and/or VAD team, through a call rotation, for patient calls, hospital staff calls and transplant offers.

  • Assures medical record collection and thorough medical record reviews are completed for all patients referred into the system to determine a patient’s candidacy for implant and/or transplant.

  • Implements patient plan of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary transplant and/or VAD team and effectively communicates any patient concerns.

  • Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied within the Mission Statement:Service to the Poor - support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life;Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life;Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership;Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship;Creativity - courageous innovation;Dedication - affirming hope and joy in our ministry.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


  • Associate's degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred

Work Experience:

  • Four years minimum experience required with Associate's degree in Nursing; Two years minimum experience required with Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

How To Apply

How to Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension Health Ministry Service Center at 1-855-562-2824 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST M-F.

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