Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist role, the Clinical & Procedural Services department, Full Time Nights, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
We're hiring an Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist for the Clinical & Procedural department for a Full-Time, Nights shift at the University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.
Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a patient-centric role as the Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist with our Clinical & Procedural Services division. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded and teamwork is the order of the day. Our staff are encouraged to achieve their career goals, which in turn benefits all of our patients and the University of Chicago Medicine as a whole.
The primary responsibilities of the Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support (AMCS) /ECMO Specialist include providing direct patient care to neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients requiring extracorporeal life support; Preparing life support systems according to case and age appropriateness; Assisting the surgeons with initiation of AMCS/ECMO support in emergent situations; Implementing, operating, managing, troubleshooting the life support system; Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist functions independently following standing AMCS/ECMO orders and parameters under the direction of a surgeon and the supervision of the AMCS/ECMO Manager; Assessing patients and equipment continuously during support; providing patient support by continuous monitoring during surgical procedures; Managing the extracorporeal circuit and diagnosing complications of extracorporeal physiology; Maintaining communication with managing surgeons; Troubleshooting equipment as necessary; Documenting patient care related activities; Ensuring pump supplies and emergency equipment are readily available at all times; Discontinuing support as directed by surgery team; Cleaning equipment; Other duties as assigned. The AMCS/ECMO Specialist must be able to work in high stress situations and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team. They must be able to work collaboratively with physicians and nurses in determining the best management of AMCS/ECMO equipment usage. They manage and maintain all AMCS/ECMO equipment on flight and ground transports.
Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist Education and Experience Requirements:
- Must be a graduate of an approved and accredited Respiratory Care Program by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
- They must have three or more years of critical care experience working as a Respiratory Therapist.
- One year or more of ECMO experience is preferred.
- NPS or ACCS credentials are preferred.
- Holding your license as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of Illinois is required.
- Holding your Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required.
- A current NRP, PALS, and ACLS certification are required.
Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago’s south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.
UChicago Medicine’s mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient’s dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine”, and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.