ECMO Clinical Coordinator - CCP

210000NL Requisition #


JFK Medical Center in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida, is seeking a perfusionist with substantial ECMO experience to act as the ECMO Coordinator. The ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) role will be responsible for performing day to day coordination and operational oversight of the ECMO program, conduct training, orienting, mentoring staff and measuring competencies. Will develop policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines for ECMO under the direction of an ECMO physician. Ability to operate and maintain ECMO circuits for patients requiring long-term pulmonary and/or cardiopulmonary support and will function as an expert for all ECMO aspects of patient care delivery in collaboration with physicians, surgeons, perfusion and multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Coordinates lectures, simulation and wet lab trainings routinely to ensure clinicians maintain competency.
  • Develop ECMO related policies, procedure protocols and guidelines in conjunction with an ECMO physician. Possesses familiarity of ELSO guidelines and protocols.
  • Demonstrates a superior working knowledge of ECMO therapy including but not limited to the ECMO circuit and pump, adjustments to pump flow, sweep flow, FdO2, anticoagulation therapy to maintain parameters within limits set by the physician, point of care testing, patient monitoring systems, and related policies and procedure guidelines. 
  • Assist the physician, perfusionist and/or other clinical staff members with initiation of ECMO, the course and conduct of ECMO, and the conclusion of ECMO and any related therapies therein including but not limited to circuit or component changes, priming, blood bank communications, medication administration as licensure permits, and hemofiltration as examples. 
  • Completes all required documentation, intake forms, charting and monitoring according to established protocols.
  • Assesses blood gas values, anticoagulation parameters and other laboratory values and work within a prescribed set of parameters and guidelines to maintain the patient in an optimal state of well-being.
  • Monitors anticoagulation, analgesics, inotropes and other infusions are titrated, blood products are ordered and given, and the ECMO pump flow and oxygenator gas flow adjusted as needed.
  • Assists in data collection for the ELSO database, quality improvement initiatives and research activities related to ECMO.
  • Collaborates with other ECMO centers and attends ECMO meetings to keep appraised on ECMO management and new technology.  
  • Consistently manages adherence to SpecialtyCare’s clinical quality standards and protocols and all Joint Commission requirements, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures that clinical quality and quality indicators for submitted in CDS.
  • Performs ECMO clinical coverage and actively participates in the call schedule. 
  • Performs as a Perfusionist with ECMO volume is minimal and to maintain certification.
  • Live the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency & Continuous Improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Perfusion Technology 
  • Certification from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or meets other Company requirements as a Perfusionist
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of related experience
  • Recent experience managing Extracorporeal Life Support in a busy acute care facility

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the team and company vision.  The following competencies are highly valued:

  • Focused on clinical quality and delivering the absolute best results for patients.
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a high stress environment necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills and basic computer skills are essential.
  • Proven self-starter who works well independently and as a part of the OR team.
  • Lives the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.

SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will

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