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MCS Coordinator – Mechanical Circulatory Support; Job ID: 12091

UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, CA

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MCS Coordinator – Mechanical Circulatory Support
Parnassus location; San Francisco, CA
Job ID: 12091

The Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the clinical, procedural, administrative and educational care of inpatients and outpatients with end stage cardiac and pulmonary failure patients requiring mechanical circulatory support under the supervision of the Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart Failure faculty and MCS manager. This role will comply with all regulatory data needs for both patient populations (The Joint Commission, INTERMACS, STS, etc.).

The incumbent will collaborate with medical and nursing management on the preoperative and postoperative examination and assessment, diagnosis and planning, treatment implementation, coordination and continuity of care, which also includes outcomes management, patient/family education, consultation, and research. The incumbent will assume a leadership role with the interdisciplinary team to define and achieve optimal programmatic outcomes.

This position will also serve on hospital committees relevant to the care of the end stage cardiac and pulmonary failure patients requiring mechanical circulatory support plus oversee all MCS education for hospital wide staff (nursing and ancillary positions) as well as community facilities and patients and families.

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day. The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations required.

Nurse Practitioner
-Minimum one year of recent NP experience in a critical cardiac care unit, intensive care an operating room
-Master’s Degree in Nursing
-Current licensure as an RN and NP in the State of California
-Active American Heart Association CPR and ACLS certification
-California Furnishing license and DEA number required within one year of hire

Physician Assistant
-Minimum one year of Physician Assistant experience in a critical cardiac care unit, intensive care unit or/an operating room
-Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California
-Graduate of a recognized Physician’s Assistant Training Program
-National Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician’s Assistants
-Current American Heart Association CPR and ACLS certification
-DEA number required within one year of hire

Preferred Qualifications
-Research experience in investigational drug/device trials

We offer competitive compensation and exceptional benefits, many of which begin on your first day of employment, including: medical/dental/vision insurance and a generous paid time off program. We also offer an outstanding retirement package and an exciting incentive award program.

Apply online at:
Search Job Opening ID: 12091

Or contact:
Susan Walczak, RN MS NE-BC
Senior Nurse Recruiter at

UCSF Medical Center
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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