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Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
3/21/2018
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Health Care Provider
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
ECMO Specialist-RT ( PRN)
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Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of a minimum of two years of college training in an AMA approved Respiratory Care program. 4 year program preferred. BS in Respiratory or a related field preferred. ECMO Specialist-RT must be a RCP Level IV. RCP-IV must be oriented to both NICU and PICU and meet all requirements and competencies for those areas.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
at least 2 years of related clinical experience in a comparable setting. 1 year pediatric/neonatal experience preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Registered Respiratory Therapist licensed in the District of Columbia. Successful completion of hospital orientation at CNMC. Prior ECMO experience preferred. Successful completion of CNMC ECMO course required within 6 months of hire. Ability to organize, establish priorities and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be decisive and able to perform under tense, emotional and stressful situations. Must have ability to perform solve clinical situations to include patient conditions and needs. Must demonstrate compassion and a custom service orientation when dealing with families, patients and co-workers. Must have ability to perform mathematical calculations. Basic computer skills a must. Other computer skills to include entry level Excel and data base management preferred. Must maintain clinical skills and maintain required continuing education credits for license.



Required Licenses and Certifications

All Respiratory Care Practitioners must demonstrate evidence of application of License with the District of Columbia Regulatory Agency prior to reporting for the first shift of clinical work through a letter of supervised practice.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
RRT credential is required.


Functional Accountabilities

Assessment and Planning
  1. Gather physical and psychosocial data on patient/family and anticipate problems with changes in patient status.
  2. Review patient findings with ECMO physician.
  3. Contribute to the development of individualized plan of care with patient and family.
  4. Review daily parameters with the ECMO physician; review recent lab values.
  5. Notify ECMO physician of abnormal laboratory values and/or change in clinical status of the patient.
  6. Able to access ECMO circuit function and troubleshoot as necessary.
Implement Plan of Care
  1. Role model proficiency in ECMO skills.
  2. Role model proficiency and completeness of documentation.
  3. Role model organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete assignments within acceptable time frames.
  4. Assist in ECMO cannulation and decannulation.
  5. Able to provide priming and initiation of ECMO circuitry.
  6. Able to assist in integration of other extracorporeal support systems as needed.
  7. Maintain ECMO circuit, monitor patient's clinical status including ACT levels, blood gases and metabolic status while maintaining clinical parameters.
  8. Maintain pump and arterial blood gases, ACT and platelet parameters within daily parameter setting.
  9. Facilitate ECMO equipment review and inventory process as defined by ECMO Leadership team.
  10. Support clinical research activities by following established protocols, collecting data and assisting part-time specialists to do the same.
  11. Provide regular in-services and updates to part-time specialists and critical care staff.
  12. Assist with data collection for ELSO database.
Plan of Care Program Improvement
  1. Work with ECMO program manager to identify opportunities for daily improvements in patient care.
  2. Work on behalf of the team with ECMO physicians providing input into the development of daily plan of care and assists part-time specialists to do the same.
  3. Participate in annual review of ECMO policy and procedure manual.
  4. Assist ECMO program manager with planning, teaching and implementing clinical and didactic training of new specialists to the team.
  5. Assist ECMO program manager with planning, teaching and implementing regular competency review per ECMO policy.
Leadership
  1. Support department management decisions and promote a positive work environment.
  2. Strive to continuously improve operations through quality improvement and work to sustain results.
  3. Ensure accuracy of data, work and information.
  4. Participate in performance improvement data collection, analysis, implementation and ongoing evaluation.
  5. Take an active role in the orientation of new staff and assist unit preceptors in orientation of new staff.
  6. Take initiative to act as resource to others in the teaching/learning process.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.