Structural Heart Nurse Coordinator

Date Posted:  Oct. 23, 2020
Reports to:  Director of CV Clinical Operations
Location: Mercy Hospital
Job Status/Hours:  0.8 FTE


The RN in this position is responsible for the care coordination of the structural heart program as part of a team of cardiology providers, structural heart coordinators and a structural program support coordinator. Responsibilities include TAVR, MitraClip, WATCHMAN and all structural heart patient care coordination.


  • Receive and review patient referrals for appropriateness, reviewing with an attending provider as needed
  • Establish contact with patient/family. Explain process and work-up.
  • Obtain all outside imaging, scheduling screening procedures and structural heart clinic visit
  • Assist patient/family with navigation of testing schedule
  • Perform functional assessments and frailty testing
  • Have all testing available for review by cardiologist and CTS at clinic visit
  • Participate in development of treatment plan
  • Patient and family education
  • Facilitate direct contact between cardiologist and referring physician regarding treatment plan
  • Coordinate any additional testing i.e. cath, TEE, CT
  • Upload required data to appropriate vendor and maintain communication with device representatives
  • Facilitate scheduling and authorization of structural heart procedures
  • Contacts the patient 48-72 hours post discharge and then as needed until stable.
  • Participates follow-up visits and coordinates further follow-up per registry requirement.
  • Coordinates concerns among multiple departments including but not limited to OR, cath lab, anesthesia, CT, echo, vascular, hospital units.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach programs.
  • Initiates and coordinates education for hospital staff.
  • Tracks required registry data to be sure requirements are being met.
  • Attends weekly valve conference at Mercy.
  • Be available to patients and families through all stages of care.
  • Establish strong working relationship with surgeons, interventionalist, advanced practice providers, and device representatives
  • Flexibility to adapt to new technologies and procedures as they evolve: TAVR, MitraClip, WATCHMAN, etc.


  • Five to seven years of RN experience.
  • BSN nursing preferred
  • Diplomatic personality, with strong drive to grow and own a program
  • Clinical assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation skills.
  • Care Coordination experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with physicians, patients, staff and public
  • Ability to manage numerous interruptions during the work day and reprioritize as needed
  • Sound knowledge of CV health and related diagnostic services
  • Ability to educate patients, families, staff and students
  • Strong ability to problem solve and multitask
  • Ability to anticipate needs of patients while working closely with physicians to establish plan of care/continuum of care
  • Enthusiasm for new treatment options for high risk patients
  • Demonstrated strengths in the following competencies:
Patient Focus Composure
Integrity and Trust Humor
Interpersonal Savvy Standing Alone
Problem Solving Time Management
Action Oriented Communication (written and verbal)
Adaptability Intellectual Horsepower

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