ECMO Specialist,(RRT), PRN, Perfusion Services, University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

Job Description

ECMO Specialist (RRT), PRN, Perfusion Services Department

UC Health is hiring a PRN ECMO Specialist- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for the Perfusion Services department for the night shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The ECMO Specialist -Registered Respiratory Therapist will support the Medical Center's Perfusion Services department and, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details :
  • Team-oriented staffing with multiple co-worker resources
  • 724 licensed beds
  • Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center


Job Responsibilities

The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist is responsible for all aspects of monitoring and troubleshooting of the ECMO circuit and related equipment during the treatment period. The ECMO Specialist is also responsible for collaborating with bedside RNs, physicians, and other members of the health care team to coordinate care for these very complex patients.

  • Management of patients on ECMO support. Assess, collaborate, plan, and implement the daily ECMO plan of care with the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Recommend appropriate changes to current patient management based on new information or changing patient status. Assist with logistics of cannulation and de-cannulation of patients on ECMO. Generate and compile appropriate documentation and charges related to ECMO Manage planned and emergent disruption of ECMO; replace circuit components under normal and emergent conditions.
  • Monitor pump function throughout patient therapy while maintaining pump and circuit integrity Monitor circuit volume and administer products, medications, and/or volume as directed Monitor anticoagulation, electrolyte acid-base balance, and blood gas composition and adjust ECMO circuit as directed.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate of a two- or four-year AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program with RRT credentials - Required
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification required
  • 2 Years of equivalent critical care experience- Required.
  • 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience- Preferred

Hours: PRN

Shift: Varies