Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Clinical Program Coordinator (CPC) is responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of care for the patients throughout the continuum of services—from initial referral to follow-up care in Heart Transplant. CPC attends transplant clinic (3 mornings per week), Selection Committee meetings, trains and rotates between Pre- and Post- Heart Transplant divisions, assists in lab review process, triages patient calls, and gets meds prior authorizations as needed. Serves as the heart transplant coordinator for the interdisciplinary team, including: physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, financial analysts, case managers, and support staff. Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs/projects for patients, personnel, and the community. Collects/documents data to meet clinical, financial, and regulatory requirements. Participates in the development of guidelines, protocols, pathways, and other performance improvement activities. Participates in research activities. Serves as a patient advocate throughout the patient care process. Represents the Medical Center at regional and national meetings/conferences.
The Clinical Program Coordinator provides nursing care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Care to Patients, CSMC Code of Conduct, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan and Nursing Strategic Plan. He/she maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patient with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/she can identify the ability of the patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent. He/she can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment; and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the patient population.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical rese...arch and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.