ECLS Specialist, RRT

Position: ECLS Specialist, RRT

Job ID: 403703

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: ATXNC ECMO

Talent Area: Respiratory

Full/Part Time: Full 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, 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 are searching for an ECMO / 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. Think you’ve got what it takes?

  • 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.
  • RCP from the state of Texas
  • CRT-NPS preferred
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • 2 years’ experience in neonatal or pediatric critical care experience require
  • Perform direct patient care by implementing, operating, and managing the ECMO/VAD system
  • Set up a support system according to case preferences and age appropriateness and complete the pre-pump checklist before the start of ECMO, 100% of the time
  • Ensure that pump team supplies, and equipment are readily available at all times
  • Perform accurately, the QC of all analyzers daily, as outlined by policy and procedures
  • Complete Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) for all analyzers (Medtronic ACT Plus)
  • Provide clinical instruction and in-services on ECMO and related topics to other team members
  • Documents all patient care related activities according to policy and/or guidelines in a legible manner or via the electronic documentation system


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