ECMO Specialist

Position: ECMO Specialist

Location:  Chicago, IL


The ECMO Specialist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


Monitors, operates, and adjusts ECMO circuits and the components to maintain patient specific parameters
Continually assess and evaluate ECMO circuit and troubleshoot any difficulties
Assist team members with cannulation and responds to eCPR, SHOCK, and lung rescue calls
Able to set up and prime ECMO circuits independently
Completed shift audit of not in use circuits and equipment to ensure seamless deployment
Competent in troubleshooting skills within circuit
Independent intra/inter hospital transport as part of interdisciplinary
Confidently differentiate physiology for VV and VA ECMO indications
Partner with ECMO Coordinators and Physician Leadership to advance the ECMO program within and across NM system
Assist in staff training and competencies and quality and outcome review to ensure alignment with the ELSO guidelines
Adheres to established system policies and procedures related to ECMO management
Acts as a resource to the interdisciplinary team for safe management of ECMO circuit
Establish connection for CRRT to the ECMO Circuit
Maintain scheduled pre and post oxygenator gases and necessary laboratory monitoring
Complete required shift documentation regarding patients progress
Completes necessary billing documents and data capture for database management and improvement of quality outcome measurement
Maintains and completes necessary bi-annual competencies and training per ELSO guidelines


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required
Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois required

BLS – American Heart Association
ACLS – American Heart Association
Preferred (as applicable per specialty):

2 years of CTICU experience
CCRN for nursing


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