ECMO Specialist

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters - Main Hospital
  • ECMO
  • Full -time - Days
  • 32717
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Summary

  • GENERAL SUMMARY
    • The ECMO Specialist functions under the supervision of the designated physician(s) and in accordance with written policies and protocols developed and approved by the ECMO physicians, the medical executive committee and the governing board. Reports to department leadership.
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in assessing and implementing comprehensive patient care services of ECMO patients.
    • Monitors and troubleshoots the ECMO circuit and related equipment during the treatment period. 
    • Collaborates with bedside RNs, physicians, and other members of the health care team to coordinate care for these very complex patients.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
    • Must obtain and maintain ECMO specialty certifications as applicable.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Must meet one of the following requirements:
      • 1) Certified Clinical Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion holding a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a closely related field.
      • 2) Registered Nurse holding a current Virginia State license or a valid compact state license. BSN preferred. 
      • 3) Respiratory Care Practitioner holding current Virginia license and current registry as a Respiratory Therapist with the National Board of Respiratory Care. NPS certification preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a critical care setting.
    • Pediatric critical care experience preferred.
    • Successful completion of ELSO-based ECMO training program required. 
    • Strong leadership, decision-making skills, and knowledge of quality improvement methods.
    • Ability to demonstrate high level of initiative, self-direction, and accountability. Interpersonal skills necessary for effective communication with department staff, physicians, nurses, other clinicians, patients/families, and other agencies and institutions.
    • CPR Training and PALS training required within 6 months of hire. ACLS and NRP preferred.
    • Must provide record of a completed diploma (or equivalent) or academic transcript for those areas performing laboratory testing.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Clinical patient care environment with minimal exposure to hazards such as excess noise, dust, or extremes in temperature. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, body fluids and other conditions common to the healthcare environment. Moderate adverse working conditions due to the need to perform certain patient care activities.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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