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ECMO Specialist - PRN (various shifts) - Jeff. Hwy. - New Orleans (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

his job utilizes the skills taught through in-house training, certification, recertification, and skills validation to safely and effectively deliver specialized comprehensive care to a variety of patient populations by operating and managing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) equipment under the supervision of ECMO Program Manager and ECMO physicians. Incorporates all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of care to the patient; demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple or complex problems by monitoring the patient's status and ECMO circuit; maintains the ECMO pump and manages the ECMO patient; assumes responsibility for identifying and correcting problems associated with ECMO procedures; and provides ECMO services as ordered by a physician in accordance with established policies and procedures.This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
EducationRequired -Associate degree in Nursing, OR completion of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program OR Certified Clinical Perfusionist. Preferred -Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Work ExperienceRequired -1-year strong critical care experiencePreferred - 1year of pediatric/neonatal experience
CertificationsRequired -Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart AssociationCurrent RN License in the state of practice OR Completion of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program with current License as Respiratory Therapist in the state of practice, Credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as an active Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist that has been grandfathered by the ECMO Medical DirectorKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively support management decisions and promote a positive work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills in order to deal with multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Ability to manage stress in order to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with ECMO physicians, co-workers, patients, and patients' families
    Ability to communicate effectively with ECMO physician and members of the healthcare team.
  • Sound judgment in assessing patient and family needs.
  • Refined analytical skills in order to interpret results of medical tests and act upon these results within the parameters defined by the ECMO physician.
    Job Duties
    • Assessment and planning of daily ECMO course with healthcare team.
    • Management the ECMO patient
    • Management and maintenance of the ECMO pump
    • Collection and management of quality improvement data
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
    • Other related duties as required.
      The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

      This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

      The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
      Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10-20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans , ECMO Specialist - PRN (various shifts) - Jeff. Hwy. - New Orleans (Open), Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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