Nurse Program Coordinator- Vascular Surgery- Days

VCU Health

Vascular Surgery Nurse Program Coordinator develops, coordinates, and manages clinical and administrative activities related to the Vascular Surgery Division. This job will support the clinical efforts across the outpatient domains of care across all locations. The position collaborates with Ambulatory Leadership, Division Chair, Medical Director, and Division Administrator in the development and management of processes to provide safe, timely access to care.

This position supports Vascular Surgery at the Ambulatory Care Center in Downtown Richmond.

Essential Job Statements

  • The Registered Nurse Program Coordinator of Vascular Surgery will have a working knowledge of outpatient management of patients with vascular disease, including pre-operative and post operative care. 
  • Serves as the nursing clinical subject matter expert for outpatient management of vascular surgery patients. Facilitates trainings as needed to improve the vascular surgery knowledge base across all vascular surgery clinic locations. 
  • Follows documented physician/licensed provider orders, within the boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act, licensure, and established standards, policies, and practice guidelines. Organizes and plans work with input from the patient/family with specific outcomes and demonstrated use of sound clinical judgment and resources 
  • Ensures that all vascular surgery division clinics are prepared in accordance with standards of the division of vascular surgery. This includes but is not limited to coordinating all necessary imaging, obtaining necessary referrals to ensure patients are scheduled into the correct clinic. 
  • Ensures that triage of patient calls and or in-basket messages are managed in accordance with division specific standards. 
  • Monitors admissions and discharges to ensure that vascular surgery patients are appropriately scheduled for necessary services. 
  • Coordinates and prepares materials to support a weekly divisional meeting across vascular surgery. 
  • Provides disease and procedure specific education to patients in clinic. 
  • Supports care needs of vascular surgery patients in clinic, pre-operatively, and post operatively. 
  • Facilitates coordination for vascular access patients across the continuum. 
  • Consistently monitors patient satisfaction and customer feedback, taking prompt action on issues striving for service excellence. 
  • Ensure responsibility and visible commitment of diversity equity and inclusion programs/initiatives through collaboration and implementation of initiatives across the health.

Patient Population

Demonstrates knowledge and related competencies of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age, specific needs and to provide the equitable care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures. 

Pediatrics (1-12 years) 

Adolescents (13-17 years) 

Adults (18-64 years) 

Geriatrics (65 years and older) 

Employment Qualifications 

Required Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program 

Preferred Education: 

Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program. 

Licensure/Certification Required: 

Current Registered Nurse license, BLS Certification. 

Licensure/Certification Preferred: 

Minimum Qualifications 

Years and Type of Required Experience 

3-5 years with a focus in Vascular Surgery, Surgery, or another procedural environment 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

Strong communication and time management skills. Ability to set priorities make timely decisions and meet multiple deadlines. 

Work collaboratively within a large complex, fast paced environment. 

Cultural Responsiveness 

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias. 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur. 

General office environment. 

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse. 

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions. 

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids. * 

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials. * 

May have periods of constant interruptions. 

Prolonged periods of working alone. 

Other: Travel between clinic sites is required. 

  • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. 

Physical Requirements 

Physical Demands: Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.), Stoop, Kneel, Squat, Crawling, Climbing, Balance, Bending 

Work Position: Sitting, Walking, Standing 

Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards 

Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination), Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder, Reach above shoulder, Repetitive arm/hand movements, Finger Dexterity, Color Vision

Hazards: Depth perception, Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents, Exposure to moving mechanical parts, Exposure to dust/fumes

Mental/Sensory – Emotional 

Mental / Sensory: Strong Recall, Reasoning, Problem Solving, Hearing, Speak Clearly, Write Legibly, Reading, Logical Thinking 

Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady Pace, Able to Handle Multiple Priorities, Frequent and Intense Customer Interactions, Noisy Environment, Able to Adapt to Frequent Change 

The Division of Vascular Surgery at VCU Health in Richmond is growing and seeks a Registered Nurse to join our team of outpatient Vascular Surgery Nurses. Reporting to the Vascular Surgery Division Nurse Coordinator this clinician will be the nursing partner to our Vascular Surgery Medical staff, supporting the ambulatory nursing care for their patients across all ambulatory locations. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the care of our vascular patient population by delivering serving on an Uncommon team of vascular health leaders. Local travel is required. Compensation determined by experience and successful challenge of the clinical ladder. 

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