ECLS Specialist (RN)

Position: ECLS Specialist (RN)

Job ID: 165063

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: ECMO Services

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Part time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 7p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for an ECLS (Extracorporeal Life Support) Specialist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support in an age-appropriate manner for patients ranging from neonates to adults.

•    Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
•    Licensed Registered Nurse with the Texas Medical Board is required
•    2 years of neonatal or pediatric critical care experience required
•    In-depth knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system as it relates to ECMO support in the pediatric, infant, and adult population

•    Perform direct patient care by implementing, operating, and managing ECMO/VAD systems
•    Set up support systems according to case preferences and age appropriateness 
•    Complete the pre-pump checklist prior to the start of the ECMO
•    Manage the ECMO/VAD circuit and diagnose complications and extracorporeal physiology
•    Ensure that the pump team’s supplies and equipment are available 
•    Complete quality control and quality assurance for all analyzers 
•    Serve as an educator and mentor
•    Keep abreast of new developments and technologies in critical care and ECMO

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