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ECMO Nurse

Company: CHI St Vincent Health
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

CHI St. Vincent a regional health network serving Arkansas is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4500 coworkers 1000 medical staff and 500 volunteers we consistently receive praise for care advancements. - CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs are two of just over 400 Magnet hospitals nationwide and two of just four in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Arkansas's first hospital to achieve Magnet status earned its first re-designation as a Magnet hospital for its continued commitment to nursing excellence on May 24 2018 and employs the highest standards of quality and ensures that patient care and safety are the top priority. Studies show that Magnet hospitals have better overall patient outcomes than non-Magnet hospitals.CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community. -CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employee well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care pet care senior caregivers housekeepers & more.Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible spending accountsVoluntary Protection: Group Accident Critical Illness and Identity Theft -Adoption AssistanceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyPaid Time Off (PTO) -Tuition Assistance for career growth and developmentMatching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsWellness Programs ECMO is a modified cardiopulmonary bypass technique used for the treatment of life threatening cardiac or respiratory failure. An ECMO RN is educated in adherence to ELSO guidelines to manage the ECMO circuit and patient including blood pump, tubing, artificial oxygenator, and related equipment. The ECMO RN works under qualified medical direction and supervision via the ECMO Coordinator and Physician. Responsibilities
Monitors pump functioning throughout patient therapy and maintains pump integrity; -monitors circuit volume and administers products, medications and/or volumes as -ordered; monitors anticoagulation, electrolyte acid-base balance and blood gas -composition volumes and adjusts ECMO circuit to maintain physician orders. Recommends appropriate changes to current patient management based on new information or changing patient status. Generates and compiles appropriate documentation related to ECMO. Operates point of care laboratory equipment; interprets and acts on results based upon physician orders. With the ECMO coordinator or perfusion sets up and primes ECMO circuits; initiates and maintains extracorporeal life support according to protocols. With the ECMO coordinator or perfusion assists with logistics of cannulation, decannulation, and in-house transport of patients on ECMO. Coordinates and assists with inter-facility transport for patients on ECMO. With the ECMO coordinator and perfusion department manages planned and emergent disruption of ECMO. Assists with the replacement of circuit components under normal and emergent conditions. Assures a minimum amount of pump time quarterly and annually to maintain competency with ECMO procedures. If these cannot be met with patient care, ECMO RN will -participate in drills to meet requirements. Promotes shared governance, or facility decision making activities, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes and promotion. Independently develops, evaluates and revises individualized, age and culture-specific teaching plans for all patients and families. Identifies problems and utilizes problem solving skills to participate in finding solutions to resolve problems, following through to implement solutions. Role models the use of the problem solving process. Must be willing to accept call assignments. Maintains required yearly competencies for all CVICU RNs Will function in the roles and responsibility of a RN/charge/preceptor in the CVICU when needed. Safely recovers and takes care of open heart surgeries, vascular and thoracic surgeries Demonstrates a firm understanding of hemodynamics and the complex patient Qualifications
We are offering a $15,000 Sign on Bonus to new hires who meet the following eligibility requirements: Associate's Degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's Degree preferred OR Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Arkansas or current multistate license from a Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) member state - 2 years of experience as an RN/PCC in the CVICU Must maintain competency by attending quarterly simulation (16 hours per quarter) and annual hospital competency verification (24 hours)

Keywords: CHI St Vincent Health, Little Rock , ECMO Nurse, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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