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ECMO Specialist - PRN

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! This job delivers specialized comprehensive care to a variety of patient populations by operating and managing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) equipment under the supervision of ECMO leadership and physicians. Collaborates with all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of care to the patient; monitors the patient's status and ECMO circuit; maintains the ECMO pump and manages the ECMO patient; identifies and corrects 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. Education Required - Associate's Degree in Respiratory OR a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Perfusion, or related field Work Experience Required - 1 year of strong critical care experience Preferred - 1 year of pediatric/neonatal experience Certifications Required - Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association Current Registered Nurse, Registered Respiratory Therapist or Perfusionist License in the state of practice * If a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist, must also be credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as an active Registered Respiratory Therapist * Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) only acceptable for Respiratory Therapists who have been grandfathered in Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Computer skills and dexterity for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Proficient with Windows-style applications and various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively support management decisions and promote a positive work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability 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 use sound judgment in assessing patient and family needs.
  • Refined analytical skills and ability to interpret results of medical tests and act upon these results within the parameters defined by the ECMO physician.
  • Ability to travel throughout and between facilities and work a flexible work schedule (24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability). Job Duties
    • Assesses and plans daily ECMO course with healthcare team.
    • Manages the ECMO patient.
    • Manages and maintains the ECMO pump.
    • Collects and manages 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.
    • Performs 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 Demands The Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health does not consider an individual an applicant until they have formally applied to the open position on this careers website. Individuals who reside in and will work from the state of Colorado are not eligible for remote work position. Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, pregnancy status, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, unemployment status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. These protections extend to applicants and all employment related decisions. View theand its, as well as thefor more information.

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