ECMO Specialist (wage/PRN)
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-09-04
The ECMO Specialist performs those functions necessary for the support treatment measurement and/or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient through utilization of the ECMO policies and procedures. The ECMO Specialist performs advanced technical work in the selection preparation operation and maintenance of the ECMO circuitry and ancillary equipment. The ECMO Specialist is responsible for the knowledge operation and maintenance of a wide variety of technical ECMO equipment and for close cooperation with the attending physician in extra-corporeal practices.
- Prepares for Cases.
- Manages the equipment and supply maintenance.
- Preparation of ECMO support.Performs those functions necessary for the support treatment measurement and/or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient.
- Provides for safe environment and delivery of care.
- Completes didactic and clinical components of ECMO training program within established time frames.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy required, or graduate of an accredited school of perfusion required, or graduate of an accredited nursing program required. If RN, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
Experience: No experience required
Licensure: Perfusion - Certified to practice as a Perfectionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion; if new grad certified within four exam offerings. RN – Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Respiratory Therapy – Registered to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.
Job requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/walking, climbing (ladder, steps) and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, fumes, heat, noise, cold, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.