POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

ECMO Specialist  (87106)

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

REPORTS TO:

Director/Coordinator

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

                                   

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:   Will provide continuous ECMO/ECLS support for the critically ill patient.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Current License to practice Registered Professional Nursing in West Virginia OR;

Current License to practice as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in West Virginia

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Three years nursing in adult or pediatric ICU; RRT experience in either pediatric or adult ICU.

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Adhere to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team-building.

2.

Follow hospital policies and procedures and assume responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.

3.

Required to work 1-2 weekends a month. 

4.

Required to find a certified ECMO specialist to cover their shift if unable to work a scheduled shift.  If the shift goes without coverage more than once the RN/RT will be asked to leave the ECLS/ECMO team.

5.

Will Follow WVU Healthcare ECLS/ECMO guidelines on placing a patient on ECMO, treating a patient on ECMO, & decannulating a patient.

6.

Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives and research. 

7.

Ensures that appropriate supplies are available to provide ECMO as required. 

8.

Educational opportunities will include teaching bedside nursing and patient families of Extra Corporeal Life Support. 

9.

Assures to maintain competency with ECLS/ECMO procedures, at least 25 hours quarterly and 100 hours annually.  If these cannot be met with patient care, they will commit to be available for wet lab sessions to meet these demands. 

10.

Required to participate in a 2 week ECMO course at WVUH and pass a written annual exam.

11.

Maintains current knowledge of ECMO procedures, techniques, and research and enhances his or her knowledge to improve professional growth and development. 

12.

Attend ECLS/ECMO team monthly review of Quality reports, Equipment concerns, Staffing, and patient post procedure follow up. 

13.

Will attend a prompt review of any major complication or death of a patient while on ECMO with the ECLS/ECMO Coordinator & director. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised: May 2018