Jan 26, 2021

VAD Nurse, Heart Transplant Service, 8a-4:30p

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

VAD Nurse, Heart Transplant Service, 8a-4:30p

Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
EUH Heart Transplant Services
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
40 Hours


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?



  • Participates in the clinical management of pre and post implant patients in collaboration with VAD NPs and physicians.
  • Assists with the clinical evaluation of potential VAD candidates.
  • Coordinates discharge plans and verifies patient knowledge base prior to discharge.
  • Provides follow-up telephone consultation for discharged patients and sees patients at clinic visits.
  • Educates nursing staff and patient/caregiver on patient care, maintaining VAD equipment, and safety measures.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to members of Emory Healthcare and to the larger community.
  • Complies with state, federal, and organizational guidelines and other regulatory agencies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree.
  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • Four years of recent clinical nursing or 2 years of critical care experience.
  • Acute care experience (cardiac critical care/transplantation/VAD experience) preferred.
  • BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.