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RN Mechanical Circulatory Support Coordinator, Monday through Friday, AGH

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny General Hospital
  • Nursing
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

Job Description
Date Posted: 20230216
Location: Allegheny General Hospital
Department: Heart Acquisition
Status: Full Time
Shift:  80 hours every two weeks

Mon- Fri daylight: Flexible, can do 10 hour shifts after orientation is completed

No nights or weekends 

Call is 24/7 coverage when assigned

Union: YES

The Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 1,700 physicians in every clinical specialty, 17,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.

For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare, care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes.

Since 1885, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has offered medical care to Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.  What started with just 50 beds inside two adjoining brick homes has evolved into a premier health care institution with over 600 beds.  Today, AGH still follows the founding partners mission statement, “Erected for the benefit of mankind to save life, relieve suffering and conserve health” by continually striving for outstanding patient experience and care.  Allegheny General offers its patients many modern-day amenities, state-of-the art surgical suites, innovative technology, and advanced medical treatments, which are delivered by its world-renowned doctors in conjunction with exceptional teams of nurses, technicians, clinicians and supporting staff.

Job Description


Applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice. Integrates care with multidisciplinary team (within the hospital and in the community) to facilitate MCS patients care from pre implant through explant.


Ensure all program and regulatory requirements are met for the emergent and pre-planned BTT or DT VAD insertions.
 Facilitate the discharge, education and transition of the MCS patients from the inpatient to the outpatient care.
 Coordinate the outpatient care of the MCS patient.
 Assist with the coordination of staff educational programs related to the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program.
 Ensure communication of MCS patient's needs with local ER's EMS and electric companies.


BSN or Bachelor's degree required
Current RN PA license in good standing
Minimum 5 years of nursing experience
Minimum 2 years recent experience in the management of heart failure patients.
Experience in developing policies, procedures and guidelines.
Must be able to cover call requirements
Prefers: Previous recent RN ICU experience

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