The Coordinator of the ECMO Program is responsible for the orientation, continuing education, scheduling and clinical supervision of the ECMO specialists. The Coordinator is also responsible for program development, outreach, research, registry data collection, and patient follow-up. The Coordinator will be a specialist skilled in all aspects of ECMO including priming of the ECMO circuit. The Coordinator will work in collaboration with the ECMO program NICU and PICU Medical Directors to facilitate quality standards of ECMO care, the availability of research and educational opportunities for ECMO caregivers and the implementation of Legacy’s strategic plan.
In this position, the ECMO Coordinator will be part of the team caring for adult patients. The ECMO program at Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital supports the provision of ECMO care in both pediatric and adult populations. This care is provided in the Pediatric ICU and the Neurotrauma ICU by a cadre of specially trained bedside providers including physicians and nurses.
As required by licensure.
BSN or equivalent experience required.
Master’s in Nursing preferred
Two years critical care clinical experience.
Previous experience as an ECMO specialist and/or Coordinator.
Current applicable state RN licensure and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required for ECMO Coordinators employed by Randall Children’s Hospital.
Specialty Certification, i.e. Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) or RN-Neonatal Intensive Care (RN-NIC) preferred.