Registered Nurse - RN - ECMO & ICU Specialty Coordinator - $10k Hiring Incentive

Registered Nurse Escondido, California

Requisition ID
Escondido, California
Not Applicable
Salary Range
53.55 - 80.43
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period
Position at Palomar Health

Under the supervision of the Director, Nursing - Critical Care, the ECMO & ICU Specialty Coordinator, primarily works in the Intensive Care Unit managing the day-to-day coordination of the ECMO program and other ICU specialties such as CRRT, IABP, Impella, CABG, and TTM. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to design, implement and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based ECMO and specialty strategies. Collaborates with leadership, CNS and Educator to manage staffing and the continuous education of ECMO specialists, physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists in the care of ECMO patients and other ICU specialties.

Responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of ECMO and other specialty care patients in the ICU. Responsible for appropriate selection of equipment and techniques to be used, and to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions.

Responsible for ECMO and ICU specialties quality program, projects and initiatives. Responsible for Quality Improvement program, including data collection for internal and/or external benchmarking. Follows established protocols and develops and implements new protocols as required. Maintains care delivery systems and teams to meet patient care needs. Establishes a plan for the delivery of quality care, including the development of protocols and participation in research efforts.

Responsible for overseeing Specialist FTEs and maintains a 24-hour staffing plan and schedule that meets patient and unit needs, in collaboration with the manager.

In collaboration with leadership, maintains an active role with financial management of the program, including the capital equipment process.

Responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of a competency assessment system for multidisciplinary team caring for ECMO and ICU specialty patients, including ECMO specialists, physicians, advance practice providers, registered nurses, respiratory therapists. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Facilitates ELSO application and certification process as well as any other critical care program certifications or databases.

Ability to speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: As required by certification and/or licensure
Preferred Education: BSN
Minimum Experience: ECMO training and 1 year ECMO experience
Preferred Experience: 1 year as an ECMO Coordinator
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Current CA RN License
Preferred License: Not Applicable

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