ECMO Specialist
Job ID: R0027480 | Allied Health Specialist | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
The ECMO Specialist performs those functions necessary for the support treatment measurement and/or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient through utilization of the ECMO policies and procedures. The ECMO Specialist performs advanced technical work in the selection preparation operation and maintenance of the ECMO circuitry and ancillary equipment. The ECMO Specialist is responsible for the knowledge operation and maintenance of a wide variety of technical ECMO equipment and for close cooperation with the attending physician in extra-corporeal practices.
  • Prepares for Cases.
  • Manages the equipment and supply maintenance.
  • Preparation of ECMO support.Performs those functions necessary for the support treatment measurement and/or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient.
  • Provides for safe environment and delivery of care.
  • Completes didactic and clinical components of ECMO training program within established time frames.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $30.74 - $49.18 Hourly

Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy required or graduate of an accredited school of perfusion required or graduate of an accredited nursing program required. If RN Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree preferred.

Experience: no experience required

Licensure: Perfusion - Certified to practice as a Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion; if new grad certified within four exam offerings. RN - Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Respiratory Therapy - Registered to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.

Job requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/traveling, climbing (ladder, steps) and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive).
Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly;
Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs.
May be exposed to chemicals, fumes, heat, noise, cold, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.