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Penn State Health MCS Transplant Coordinator - Heart & Vascular Institute in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location : US:PA: Hershey

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.00

Shift : Day

Hours : 8:00a - 4:30p


Responsible for coordinating the clinical care and education needs of patients requiring durable mechanical circulatory support (dMCS) and/or transplant. This includes Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), Total Artificial Hearts (TAH) and general knowledge of temporary circulatory support devices used to bridge patients to dMCS devices or transplants. Within the scope of an RN, responsible for the oversight and coordination of the extensive requirements from the referral/evaluation phase, to transplant/short-term dMCS/long-term dMCS and post-op management for the longevity of this patient population.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Master's Degree in Nursing required.

Minimum three (3) years of experience working with cardiac patients and/or three (3) years of critical care experience.

Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners.

Certification as a Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC), and/or VAD Certification, as applicable to the role, and approved by the Program Manager. If Certification is not held at time of hire, must establish a plan with the Program Manager for obtaining certification within two (2) years of date of hire.

ACLS & BLS are required.


Experience working with cardiac transplant and/or mechanical circulatory support patients.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union : Non Bargained

Position MCS Transplant Coordinator - Heart & Vascular Institute

Location US:PA:Hershey | Registered Nurse | Full Time

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