NICU ECMO Coordinator Job Listing at St. David's Healthcare in Austin, TX (Job ID stdavids-127193)

St. David's Healthcare

Location: Austin, TX
Application deadline: None
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Number of Jobs: 1
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NICU ECMO Coordinator

Job#: TBD
Positions: 1
Posted: 06/28/2011
Job Type: Full Time
Location: St. David's Medical Center
Department: NICU
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Benefits Package

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Department Description:
St. David’s MedicalCenterhas a 65 bed level III NICU, the largest level III NICU in Central Texas.In addition to conventional ventilation, we have oscillator, high frequency and nitric oxide capabilities. We care for all infants requiring intensive care including extremely premature infants and all surgical cases (except major open-heart surgery). We use a body cooling system that induces hypothermia to reduce brain damage. ECMO equipment will be new to the environment using the Marquet version. We have the only cerebral function monitoring system in the city . We have an active developmental team including SLPs, OTs, PTs, and staff dietitians. The NICU also includes a satellite pharmacy with specialized pharmacists and techs. Our transport team is available 24/7 for any hospital requesting a transfer to our unit. The all RN staff are NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) certified and many are NCC (National Certification Credentialing) certified in their area of specialty. There is a Neonatologist in house 24/7.

POSITION SUMMARY:The position of NICU ECMO Coordinator is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive NICU ECMO program.

REPORTS TO:Director of Nursing, NICU

POSITION(S) SUPERVISED:Team of ECMO specialist using the Marquet equipment. Experience with Levitronix is considered comparable or interchangeable.

EDUCATION:

Required: Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist licensed/certified to practice in the state of Texas.

Preferred: Baccalaurete Degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Minimum of three years experience as a ECMO specialist, 2 years leadership experience

Preferred: 5 years NICU nursing or NICU RT experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
* Establishes priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature. Interfaces directly with administration, physicians, public, staff, and all members of the health care team. Represents unit and administration. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist in Texas

Current certifications: BLS, NRP, STABLE, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

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