• Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support / ECMO Specialist (Respiratory Therapist)

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(10/10/2018 11:40 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support/ECMO Specialist (Respiratory Therapist) 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.


    If you would like to join a Magnet-recognized, academic healthcare organization where the level of patient focus and interdisciplinary collaboration is second-to-none, apply now!

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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