Ensures coordination and continuity of patient care for heart transplant and heart failure patients in order to maintain organized and efficient care and provide support to staff and other health care professionals. Responsible for identifying the patient¿s alterations in health; assessing the patient¿s response to treatment protocols; communicating appropriate data to physician staff; implementing nursing interventions based upon established treatment protocols; and anticipating potential outcomes for patients at risk for complications. Must demonstrate ability to assess data reflective of the patient¿s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient¿s requirements relative to age-specific needs and organ(s) transplanted and provide care according to protocols and within practice of nursing.
Graduate of an accredited four (4) year, baccalaureate program in nursing; master's degree in nursing or Master's degree "eligible" (i.e. completion of academic coursework); related health care field preferred; current license as a registered nurse (R.N.) and Advanced/Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in Florida; minimum of three years experience in nursing, preferably with experience in critical care, transplantation, or acute care experience with the relevant patient population (i.e. heart, liver, VAD, lung, kidney). For pediatric positions, 1 year of related experience must be in the pediatric setting: eligible for DEA registration. Must be knowledgeable in transplant immunology, technical aspects of surgery, interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory data, and clinical management of patients.