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ECMO Specialist, RN or RT, Respiratory – Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Better people means better experiences.

Our top caregivers and teams are committed to delivering results that change lives. We seek a highly skilled ECMO Specialist, RN or RT, Respiratory to join our team on a full-time basis.

Full-Time, Rotating

Acting as a resource for the interdisciplinary team, the professional we select for this vital role will monitor, operate, and adjust, and ensure safe management of ECMO circuits and components to maintain patient-specific parameters. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Continually assessing and evaluating ECMO circuits and troubleshooting/resolving issues.
  • Assisting team members with cannulation and responding to eCPR, SHOCK, and lung-rescue calls.
  • Setting up and priming ECMO circuits independently.
  • Confidently differentiating physiology for VV and VA ECMO indications.
  • Partnering with ECMO coordinators and physician leadership to advance the ECMO program within and throughout our system.
  • Assisting with staff training and competencies and quality and outcome reviews to ensure alignment with ELSO guidelines.
  • Establishing connections for CRRT to ECMO circuits.
  • Maintaining scheduled pre- and post-oxygenator gases and laboratory monitoring.
  • Completing shift documentation regarding patient progress, as well as billing documents, and data capture.
  • Maintaining and completing bi-annual competencies and training per ELSO guidelines.

Could this be you?

This could be your next career move if you possess these credentials:


  • Two or more years of CTICU experience and CCRN for nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR status as a respiratory therapist
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Registered professional nurse licensure in the state of Illinois
  • BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Competence in troubleshooting ECMO circuits


  • ACLS from the American Heart Association

A better career is here.

Northwestern Medicine offers the exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits, including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (job #10421).

About us

Northwestern Medicine is a network of four award-winning, Magnet®-recognized hospitals and more than 60 sites of care throughout Chicagoland. This translates to more than 4,000 aligned physicians including faculty, residents and researchers who are dedicated to exceptional service based on our mission of Patients First. The treatment provided within our network is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School of Medicine.


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