The ECMO Specialist works effectively with members of the healthcare team in the provision of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Responsible for assisting in daily operations of the admiral program. The scope of patient care includes neonatal to adult patients. Will assist as a liaison between nursing, department managers, directors, physicians and hospital administration.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):
1. Assists with development and maintenance of policies, procedures and clinical standards of care related to the ECMO program.
2. Provides assistance to patients, families, medical and clinical staff regarding immediate and long-term needs of patients requiring these advanced therapies.
3. Manages ECMO therapy during regularly scheduled shifts.
4. Routinely primes techno circuits and facilitates the initiation of ECMO therapy. Maintains circuit for emergency use at all times.
5. Works with all members of the healthcare team to develop and implement an effective care plan.
6. Adheres to established policies within the BSWH system including but not limited to: infection control and isolation policies, HIPPA, time and attendance, and social media.
7. Ensures ECMO competencies and/ or certification records are current. This includes but is not limited to wet labs, point of care regulations, and annual competencies. Depending on required competencies, may be utilized as staff RT or RN during times of low volume.
The ideal candidate is an expert in critical care and complex clinical situations; must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate; has general knowledge of computers including but not limited to: typing, electronic documentation, hand held scanner and email; has the ability to work with all members of the healthcare team to develop and implement an effective care plan; able to work willingly and professionally with other employees, healthcare professionals, and students.
Location/Facility - Scott & White Memorial (Waco)
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Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Associate's degree in Respiratory, Nursing or Perfusion required
2 years Experience
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner with RRT certification from the National Board Respiratory Care (NBRC) or by the State of Texas Nursing Board as a Registered Nurse
Internal Number: 19007662
About Baylor Scott & White Health
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!