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Emory Healthcare/Emory University ECMO Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re looking for ECMO Specialists to join our team who are passionate about providing the best care for patients. Our ECMO Specialists are integral members of high-functioning teams committed to excellence and outstanding patient care, driven by their expertise, compassion and operate at a higher level of practice.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?


· The ECMO SPECIALIST reflects the mission, vision, and values of Emory Healthcare, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

· The specialist demonstrates a commitment to quality and excellence promoting Emory as a Center of Excellence.

· Provide ECLS (Extra Corporeal Life Support) care to patients within scope of Nurse Practice Act & NBRC (Respiratory Therapist) in collaboration with ECMO Program Leadership and the multidisciplinary healthcare team for the provision of care that meets programmatic and patient-centered goals.

· Under supervision of ECMO Program Leadership, the ECMO Specialist will function as a clinical navigator for ECMO patients during the acute phase of care, subacute phase, and outpatient follow-up as needed.

· The ECMO Specialist will assist with cannulation, decannulation, and provide daily ECMO management throughout the Emory Healthcare System as needed.

· Assists clinical teams with transport of ECMO patients.

· Provides rapid expert assessment and clinical interventions for patients on ECMO with device related emergencies.

· Inventories and replenishes ECMO supplies on ECMO Carts/Supply Room as necessary

· Assists with ECMO equipment inventory and maintenance; including emergency backup equipment

· Participate in process improvement for the program and for the quality of clinical outcomes.

· Participates in providing ongoing ECMO education for clinicians throughout the medical center including critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, faculty and resident physicians, and advanced practice providers.

· Follow emerging trends in the field by reading and sharing published peer reviewed journal articles and participating in department/EMORY sponsored ECMO education opportunities

· Completes required regulatory and Program specific competencies

· Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or respiratory therapy.

· Georgia License or eligible for Georgia License.

· Minimum 3 years of critical care experience or has completed an approved ECLS training program.

· Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers issued by either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.


· Demonstrated competency in critical care, interpersonal relationship skills, leadership ability, commitment to the organization and flexibility.

· Experience building positive working relationships and facilitating high functioning teams.

· Strong leadership capabilities through communication, education and management.

· ECMO/MCS experience preferred

Salary: ECMO Specialist, min $33.81/hr. - max $60.04/hr.

The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity.

This position is eligible for shift differentials.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH ECMO

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 122016

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 7p-7:30a

Standard Hours 36 Hours

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