ECMO Specialist – Pediatric Open Heart – AdventHealth for Children – Orlando - Nights
AdventHealth for Children seeks to hire an ECMO Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, AdventHealth has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
The pediatric cardiac intensive care unit utilizes a team approach to provide the highest quality patient care. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of serious birth defect and we work to provide quality care by offering surgical intervention, cardiac catheterization, and medical management in the PCVICU. Each of us feels called to provide compassionate care during a critical time in the lives of children and families affected by CHD. The Nurse to patient ratio in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit is 1:1 or 1:2.
*$10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
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 the direction of the 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.
Sound clinical judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to make decisions ethically and act as a patient advocate.
Understanding of ECMO equipment, products and systems. Ability to initiate and administer complex therapeutic interventions.
Ability to be accountable and committed to quality and safety. Ability to ensure security and confidentiality of patient health information (PHI).
Effective time-management skills within a high-stress environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor message to individuals and audiences throughout the institution. Effective teaching skills.
Ability to maintain effective relationships while remaining flexible to work with patients, families and all members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Ability to work independently while thriving in a setting requiring collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
Computer skills with ability to utilize MS Office Platform, particularly Outlook and Word. Ability to work effectively within electronic medical records (EMRs).
Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals, bylaws, regulations and instructions.
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) OR
Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program
Three years of clinical experience in an acute Cardiac Intensive care setting within the last five years
Minimum of three years of ECMO experience
Bilingual (English required/Spanish preferred)
Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) or related healthcare field (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist
Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal
Resuscitation (NRP) certifications
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Utilizes clinical proficiency in the care of Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO.
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.
Applies assessment and evaluation process to diagnoses. Successfully delivers patient evaluations on ECMO without requiring support and instruction from others.
Utilizes unique knowledge regarding extracorporeal circulation and its effects on the body. Independently uses and documents effective planning, deliverance and evaluation of goal-focused, individualized safe age and culture-specific care for Neonatal and Pediatric patients.
Develops self and others. Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self and others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas related to the ECMO program through teaching, coaching and role modeling.
Exercises mastery in developing a plan of care that incorporates treatment interventions focused on meeting objective goals for ECMO patients. Develops and documents patient-focused short and long-term goals that are functional and measurable. Identifies the need for, and referral to, other services for patient and family as needed.
Functions within their license scope of practice in the critical care setting and performs any additional task as requested.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the ECMO Specialist opportunity with AdventHealth for Children and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Full Time employment contract required.
Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
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AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.