Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
Our 32-bed Advanced Cardiology Surgical unit provides great opportunities to learn and grow with a caring specialized trained team. Our unit is a CVICU unit that specializes in mechanical circulatory support devices along with heart and lung transplants. We care for over 120 ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) patients a year, along with LVAD/Left Ventricular Assist Device such as Heartmate II, III, and Heartware, along with other support devices; such as Centrimag, Impella, and Tandem Heart/Lung.
Our ECMO program was awarded, “Center of Excellence”, Gold status by the ELSO organization for 2018-2021.
Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Participates in timely documentation of comprehensive clinical assessments including assessment of clinical variables including but not limited to diagnostic testing and functional status, assessment of patient’s response to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) process.
Attends and participates in team, unit and campus meetings including hospital interdisciplinary rounds, discharge planning and quality improvement programs with the ability to communicate with the clinical team in a professional and effective manner.
Observes, monitors, assesses and reports patient’s response to ECMO as defined by program protocols. Provides clinical support for ECMO patients in collaboration with hospital nursing and perfusion team.
Actively participates in ECMO equipment and device accessory management. Serves as a liaison between the hospital and payers, collaborating with Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers to ensure appropriate allocation of supplies for care. Responsible for ensuring timely preventative maintenance on all ECMO equipment and replacement of equipment according to vendor standards.
Facilitates the development of the ECMO program through teaching, coaching, and role modeling.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) OR
Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy OR
Cardiopulmonary Science program
Two years of experience as an RN, RRT, ECMO Specialist or Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in an acute-care setting within the last five years
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Bachelorâ™s or Masterâ™s in related healthcare field
One year of critical care or palliative care experience for patients with life-limiting
or life-threatening illness
One year of Ventricular Assist Device experience
One year of teaching/preceptor experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist provides clinical expertise in their specialist area to optimize patient, family, nurse and team outcomes. This position assists with directing ECMO daily operations and participates in direct patient care to optimize outcomes in a fiscally responsible manner. The ECMO Specialist supports the practice of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation delivery processes through direct care, presentations, collaborative practice and knowledge of industry standards to establish clinical best practices. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all
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