ECLS Specialist, RN

Position: ECLS Specialist, RN

Job ID: 403472

Location: US-TX-Austin


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Part time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p - 7a

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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’re hunting for a ECLS Specialist (RN) in our ECMO services unit, someone who’s ready to be part of the best ranked children’s hospital in Texas, and among the best in the nation. In this position, you will provide ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) support, in an age appropriate manner in patients ranging from neonates to adults. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs direct patient care by implementing, operating and managing ECMO/VAD system.
  • Sets up support system according to case preferences and age appropriateness 100% of the time.
  • Completes the pre-pump checklist prior to the start of ECMO 100% of the time.
  • Performs other patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities.
  • Ensures that pump team supplies and equipment are readily available at all times.
  • Performs cleaning and disinfecting of equipment that has been used and returned to the proper storage area.
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to Biomed or the company for repair. Retrieves replacement equipment if necessary.
  • Completes Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) for all analyzers (Medtronic ACT Plus).
  • Performs accurately, the QC of all analyzers on a daily basis as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Accurately documents the results of QC on a daily basis as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Performs appropriate corrective actions for all failed QC results.
  • In-depth knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system as it relates to ECMO support in the pediatric/infant/adult population.
  • Must be an effective problem solver, possess positive verbal and written communication skills and willing to take call.

Skills & Requirements

  • 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.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, an Associate's Degree in Nursing or an associate’s degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license, or a Technical Diploma in Nursing Required.
  • OR Must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Registered Nurses Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure
  • 2 years Neonatal or pediatric critical care experience

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