ECMO Specialist

University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

What You Will Do:
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has achieved Magnet status in recognition of the hospital nursing excellence. UMMC is a teaching hospital with 757 beds based in Baltimore, Maryland, that provides the full range of health care. It has more than 35,000 inpatient admissions and 165,000 outpatient visits each year. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (also known as Shock Trauma) is the world's first center dedicated to saving lives of people with severe, life-threatening injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions, violent crimes and other traumatic incidents. Our vision is to provide high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide.

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Job Summary
Under general supervision, encompasses clinical responsibilities along with shared administrative duties. Practices at the level of an expert practitioner in nursing, respiratory care or perfusion. Demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems by monitoring the ECMO circuit and patient status. Identifies and corrects problems associated with ECMO procedures. Serves as a resource and consultant to staff and participates in endeavors to increase ECMO knowledge. Administrative duties include scheduling, timekeeping, clinical training and simulation development for all staff.

Manages ECMO therapy during regularly scheduled shifts. Routinely primes ECMO circuits and facilitates the initiation of ECMO therapy. Maintains and adjusts ECMO settings and primes circuitry when routine change or emergency needs arise. Assures the upkeep of ECMO pump and all associated equipment and supplies.

What You Need to Be Successful:
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing. With completion of an ELSO approved ECMO training program; OR Licensure as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of Maryland. Registration by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Therapist. With completion of an ELSO approved ECMO training program; OR Certification eligible by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Certification within 1-year from date of hire.

Current CPR certification is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.