ECMO Specialist -Medical Center (7a-7p)

Position: ECMO Specialist -Medical Center (7a-7p)

Job ID: 144562

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 7p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture


We are searching for a Extracorporeal Life Support Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll To provide ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) support, in an age appropriate manner in patients ranging from neonates to adults. You will be Formally responsible for providing input into policies associated with the job’s purpose and essential responsibilities. Lastly, In collaboration with ECMO leadership team you will make routine decisions which include acquisition of equipment and supplies used for ECMO and VAD, and providing input toward the operation of the department.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Sets up support system according to case preferences and age appropriateness 100% of the time
  • Completes the pre-pump checklist prior to the start of ECMO 100% of the time
  • Performs other patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities (demonstrating advanced clinical competencies in the area of ECMO and VAD support)
  • Performs cleaning and disinfecting of equipment that has been used and returned to the proper storage area
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to Biomed or the company for repair
  • Performs accurately, the QC of all analyzers on a daily basis as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Accurately documents the results of QC on a daily basis as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Performs appropriate corrective actions for all failed QC results
  • Provides clinical instruction and in-services on ECMO and related topics to other team members
  • In-services other healthcare providers on ECMO protocols
  • Keeps abreast of new developments/technologies in critical care and ECMO


  • Registered Nurse licensed by the State of Texas OR Registered Respiratory Therapist licensed by the State of Texas
  • Two years neonatal or pediatric critical care experience
  • NPS certification or certification in an intensive care specialty is preffererd
  • Must be proactive in thinking and able to troubleshoot effectively in an emergency situation
  • Detail oriented to ECMO activities and some basic computer skills are necessary
  • In depth knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system as it relates to ECMO support in the pediatric/infant/adult population

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