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ECMO Specialist – RT

Mayo Clinic is the nation’s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

The ECMO Specialist is responsible for following ECMO policies and procedures in patient care. The ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Specialist operates and maintains the ECMO circuit and equipment for patients requiring long-term pulmonary or cardiac support. The Specialist functions independently following standing ECMO orders and parameters while under the direction of the ECMO Physician and ECMO Supervisor. The Specialist will incorporate all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of care to the patient, demonstrate expertise in caring for patients with multiple or complex conditions by monitoring the patient’s status and ECMO circuit, maintain the ECMO pump and assumes responsibility for identifying and correcting problems associated with any ECMO procedures, and provide ECMO services as ordered by an ECMO physician in accordance with established policies, procedures and guidelines. A candidate for the position of ECMO Specialist must have a minimum of one year ICU experience as a Respiratory Therapist. ICU experience is required. Respiratory Therapist: Graduate of a CoARC approved respiratory care program, AND Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. Must maintain active membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care and Respiratory Care Professionals. One year RT experience within the last five years preferred. Two years of ICU experience as a Respiratory Therapist preferred. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

Experience working in a team environment. Computer skills required, prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Demonstrated leadership, effective communicator, and excellent critical thinking skills.

Current Minnesota Respiratory Therapist (LRT) license. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent determined by site is required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) where applicable. Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area. Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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