Position: Pediatric ECMO Coordinator
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
Description: Advocate Children’s Hospital is one of the largest network providers of pediatric services in Illinois. . Best Children’s Hospitals recognition by U.S. News and World Report Ranks as one of the top 25 pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programs.
The Pediatric ECMO program at ACH is an ELSO recognized Center of Excellence program- Gold. We currently have a strong team of 30 ECMO specialist and 1 ECMO team leader. The program has the backing of a dedicated pediatric perfusionist team that provides 24/7 clinical support. We provide VA and VV ECMO for neonates, infants and pediatrics and have the only Pediatric ECMO transport service in the Chicagoland area. To assist the Managers, Medical staff, and Chief Perfusionist (pediatric) in providing clinical leadership in the ACH~OL ECMO program. To plan, coordinate and manage personnel, resources, equipment and supplies to provide the highest quality patient care with trained, professional, and competent staff in the most cost~effective manner. In conjunction with the Managers, Medical staff, and Chief Perfusionist (pediatrics), will collaborate with physicians, perfusionists, and other health care disciplines to assure optimal patient care. To lead ECMO quality improvement and research initiatives.
Requirements: Current license in the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner or Registered Nurse or Perfusionist. BLS certified. NRP and PALS certified. Bachelors degree Willing to obtain the Specialty certification. Candidate must be willing to participate in outside professional activities to include educational and networking activities.