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LVAD Coordinator

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Salaried -
  • Days - 8 hour shifts, may start at 6, 7, 8, or 9 am -
  • Monday - Friday -

  • Job ID: 1215386
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    The Mechanical Assist Device Program as Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University focuses on patients with end stage heart disease which is not amenable to any other form of therapy. Each mechanical assist device coordinator is an expert in the care and management of these patients. They bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to the patients in the program.


    Role Purpose

    Coordinates the care of Mechanical Assist Device (MAD) patients. Promotes effective utilization of clinical, ancillary and material resources. Coordinates, plans, implements and evaluates the patient care and discharge plan for each patient with a mechanical device based upon initial and ongoing assessments. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for patients. Coordinates clinical and investigational procedures/studies associated with the treatment of adult/pediatric patients.


  • Collaborates with physicians to provide direct care to patients.
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates educational activities regarding mechanical assist devices for potential recipients, families, professionals and the public.
  • Manages the health care of patients with mechanical assist devices.
  • Plans and evaluates the delivery of care for patients.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing



  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert Clinical Transplant Coord

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer