ECMO Specialist

Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
36 Hours
Hourly Minimum
USD $37.86/Hr.
Hourly Midpoint
USD $51.12/Hr.


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Emory Healthcare is seeking a nightshift ECMO Specialist RN or RT who will provide ECLS (Extra Corporeal Life Support) care to patients within scope of Nurse Practice Act & NBRC (Respiratory Therapist) in collaboration with ECMO Program Leadership and the multidisciplinary healthcare team for the provision of care that meets programmatic and patient-centered goals.

· Under supervision of ECMO Program Leadership, the ECMO Specialist will function as a clinical navigator for ECMO patients during the acute phase of care, subacute phase, and outpatient follow-up as needed.

· Assist with cannulation, decannulation, and provide daily ECMO management throughout the Emory Healthcare System as needed and assist clinical teams with transport of ECMO patients and provides rapid expert assessment and clinical interventions for patients on ECMO with device related emergencies.

· Inventory and replenish ECMO supplies on ECMO Carts/Supply Room as necessary, assisting with ECMO equipment inventory and maintenance; including emergency backup equipment

· Participate in process improvement for the program and for the quality of clinical outcomes and participate in providing ongoing ECMO education for clinicians throughout the medical center including critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, faculty and resident physicians, and advanced practice providers.

· Follow emerging trends in the field by reading and sharing published peer reviewed journal articles and participating in department/EMORY sponsored ECMO education opportunities

· Completes required regulatory and Program specific competencies



Minimum Qualifications:

· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or respiratory therapy.

· Georgia License or eligible for Georgia License.

· Minimum 3 years of critical care experience or has completed an approved ECLS training program.

· Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers issued by either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.



· Demonstrated competency in critical care, interpersonal relationship skills, leadership ability, commitment to the organization and flexibility.

· Experience building positive working relationships and facilitating high functioning teams.

· Strong leadership capabilities through communication, education and management.

· ECMO/MCS experience preferred


JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! Emory Healthcare (EHC), part of Emory University (EUV), is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia and the first and only in Georgia with a Magnet® designated ambulatory practice. We are made up of 11 hospitals-4 Magnet® designated, the Emory Clinic, and more than 425 provider locations. The Emory Healthcare Network, established in 2011, is the largest clinically integrated network in Georgia, with more than 3,450 physicians concentrating in 70 different subspecialties. 


Additional Details

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ACCOMODATIONS: EHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”  



20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.




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