ECMO Specialist PRN - Torrance, CA
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Passionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference in
healthcare. We are seeking a ECMO Specialist PRN - Variable Shift
(Nights & Days) -to join our SpecialtyCare team in Torrance, CA.
Possibility of 20 hours per week. As an ECMO (Extracorporeal
Membrane Oxygenation) Specialist you will operate and maintain ECMO
circuits for patients requiring long-term pulmonary and/or
cardiopulmonary support. The ECMO Specialist functions
interdependently following standing ECMO orders and parameters
under the direction and clinical supervision by of an ECMO
physician. - Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist the physician, perfusionist and/or other clinical staff
members with initiation of ECMO, the course and conduct of ECMO,
and the conclusion of ECMO and any related therapies therein
including but not limited to circuit or component changes, priming,
blood bank communications, medication administration as licensure
permits, and hemofiltration as examples.
- Demonstrate a culture of safety through a hand-off of the ECMO
patient covering all aspects of the patient's care and the state of
the ECMO circuit.
- Provide a detailed examination of the circuit to ensure its
integrity, while written parameters and a plan of care are worked
out during rounds.
- Ensure the continuity of the ECMO circuit as a whole, keeping
it safe and secure during patient handling. Reducing the risks of
circuit compromise by regular assessments is ongoing.
- Assess blood gas values, anticoagulation parameters and other
laboratory values and work within a prescribed set of parameters
and guidelines to maintain the patient in an optimal state of
- Monitor anticoagulation, analgesics, inotropes and other
infusions are titrated, blood products are ordered and given, and
the ECMO pump flow and oxygenator gas flow adjusted as needed.
- Lives the SpecialtyCare Values- Integrity, Care, Urgency, and
Improvement. - Qualifications: - Must possess one of the following
education backgrounds, credentials and experience as an ECMO
- Registered Nurse (RN) - holds either an Associate's or
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited education program.
Has an active RN license to practice. -
- Respiratory Therapist (RT)- holds either an Associate's or
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited
education program and current Registered Respiratory Therapist
- Bachelor's Degree in Perfusion and a certification from
American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or meets other Company
requirements as a Perfusionist (CCP).
- Demonstrates a superior working knowledge of ECMO therapy
including but not limited to the ECMO circuit and pump, adjustments
to pump flow, sweep flow, FiDO2, anticoagulation therapy to
maintain parameters within limits set by the physician, point of
care testing, patient monitoring systems, and related policies and
procedure guidelines. Benefits: - SpecialtyCare is committed to
supporting professional growth for our associates. Each associate
is allocated funds for continuing education, membership fees, and
dues for professional associations. We also provide tuition
reimbursement or tuition repayment assistance. We provide a full
benefits package including a matching 401K and generous PTO plan.
We also cover the cost of maintaining certification and licensure.
SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will - My
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