The ECMO Specialist works effectively with members of the healthcare team in the provision of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Responsible for assisting in the daily operation of the ECMO program. The scope of patient care includes neonatal to adult patients. Will assist with liaison relationship between Nursing, Department Managers and Directors, Physicians and Hospital Administration.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Manages ECMO therapy during regularly scheduled shifts.
Routinely primes techno circuits and facilitates the initiation of ECMO therapy. Maintain circuit ready for circuit change for emergency use at all times.
Provides assistance to patients, families, medical and clinical staff regarding an immediate and long-term needs of patients requiring these advanced therapies
Able to work with all members of the healthcare team to develop and implement an effective care plan.
Assists with development and maintaining of policies, procedures and clinical standards of care related to the ECMO program.
Keeps abreast of new developments/technologies in critical care. Considers these when developing care plans in order to achieve best clinical outcome.
Identifies physical and psycho-social patterns of illness. Able to share this knowledge with other members of the health care team in developing the plan of care.
Assists in development of quality initiatives to audit outcomes and patient follow-up.
Participates in ECMO program education, outreach, and research activities.
Seeks opportunities to develop, present, and evaluate educational programs within the community.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced understanding of Health Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications.
Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate.
Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Ability to follow established safety, infection control, and isolation procedures at all times.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: typing, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
ACLS (ACLS): Must have ACLS and BLS.
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP): Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
Registered Respiratory Therapi (RRT): Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board Respiratory Care.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!