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Texas Children's Hospital
Job Title: ECLS Specialist - Main Campus Job ID: 127781 Location: Medical Center, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Shift: 7a-3p
Salary Grade: 13 Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
No third party considerations will be accepted at this time. Vendors please do not call HR directly to solicit. The Respiratory Care Department provides services upon the prescription and under the supervision of a licensed physician. Primary responsibility for the general medical practices of the department lies with the medical director, and the responsibility for specific medical care administered to each patient lies with the ordering physician. The Respiratory Care Department utilizes policies and procedures, commonly accepted standards of care and written therapeutic protocols to administer care to patients. Overview:
Provide ECMO support, in an age appropriate manner in patients ranging from neonates to adults.
Perform direct patient care by implementing, operating and managing ECMO/VAD system; set up support system according to case preferences and age appropriateness; complete the pre-pump checklist prior to the start of ECMO; perform other patient care and related activities; provide patient support through continuous monitoring during ECMO/VAD procedures; manage the ECMO/VAD circuit and diagnose complications and extracorporeal physiology; troubleshoot equipment when necessary; document patient care related activities. Ensure pump team supplies and equipment are readily available at all times. Complete QC and QA for analyzers (Medtronic ACT Plus). Serve as an educator/mentor; provide clinical instruction and in-services on ECMO and related topics to other team members; in-service other healthcare providers on ECMO protocols.
Knowledge and Skills:
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. Must also be proactive in thinking, able to troubleshoot effectively in an emergency situation and detail-oriented to ECMO activities and some basic computer skills.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
Current Texas licensed RN with certification in an intensive care specialty; OR a current Texas licensed RRT with NPS certification and a minimum three (3) years neonatal or pediatric critical care experience.