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Rush University Medical Center ECMO Specialist, Full time, Nights in Chicago, Illinois

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ECMO Specialist, Full time, Nights





Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Critical Care Nursing

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Job Description:

ECMO Specialist- Full Time, Nights

Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for an ECMO Specialist. The ECMO Specialist manages the extracorporeal circuit for patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the extracorporeal circuit.

  • Ensures adequate organ and tissue perfusion and oxygenation of the ECMO patient.

  • Troubleshoots and replaces malfunctioning components of the extracorporeal circuit, which may include emergent, life-threatening situations.

  • Under the director of a physician, is responsible for administration of fluids and/or blood products via the extracorporeal circuit.

  • Testing and maintain of adequate anti-coagulation.

  • Taking scheduled call shifts

  • The ability to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team involved in the management and care of a patient on ECMO.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse, Registered Respiratory Therapist, or Certified Clinical Perfusionist.

  • Working knowledge of adult, neonatal and pediatric congenital heart disease and physiology.

  • Experience in an adult, pediatric or neonatal critical care setting.

  • 1 year of ECMO experience in a hospital setting

  • Satisfactory completion of RUMC ECMO specialist training program

  • Ability to work in a complex clinical environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a highly stressful work environment, where attention to detail is necessary to prevent patient morbidity and mortality.

  • High level of analytical ability.

  • Working knowledge of computers.

  • BLS Certification

Company Highlights :

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also one of the first organizations in the country to initiate and empower a shared governance model- that still exists to support influence from nursing for practice oversight.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital with 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked #19 in the nation with 9 specialties rated among the countries best from US News & World Report, 2021-2022.

  • Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equity by the 2022 Healthcare Equity Index.

  • #2 ranking for quality patient care from Vizient in 2020.

  • Leapfrog Group A' grading and named the Medical Center a Top Teaching Hospital in December 2021.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage

  • 403B Savings plan with employer match

  • Paid Time Off

  • Educational Assistance for Rush University or other accredited colleges/universities, including a program for spouses and dependents

  • Family care discount programs for child, adult and elder care

  • Nursing professional career growth ladder

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.