ECMO Specialist - RRT 3/12 - ECMO - Gainesville

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 79804
Full/Part Time: Other: 3/12 or 7/7
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: ECMO
Shift/Days: Variable
Posted FTE: 0.90 = 36 Hours

ECMO Specialist 3/12 or 7/7 Schedule

Job Opening Summary


The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) Specialist is responsible for the daily operation of the ECMO program under the direction of the ECMO Coordinator for Respiratory Care. The ECMO Specialist is responsible for all aspects of monitoring and troubleshooting the ECMO circuit and related equipment during the management period. They are expected to maintain and effectively assess ECMO circuit function and integrity. The ECMO Specialist independently ensures administration of blood products and medication delivery is accurate and safe for all patients ranging from neonatal to geriatric. They are to work in conjunction with the bedside nurse to ensure that the patient on ECMO has adequate perfusion, corrects for proper acid-base balance and hemodynamic stability within ordered parameters, and maintains other parameters as ordered by the ECMO service. The ECMO Specialist is responsible for managing CRRT when connected in-line with ECMO circuit. They perform required technical skills with efficiency, accuracy and safety while anticipating, troubleshooting, managing crises and emergency situations according to policy and procedure. The ECMO Specialist performs quality control, quality assurance and preventive maintenance according to policy and procedure. The ECMO Specialist assumes responsibility for continuous learning, engaging in educational activities annually or pursuing advanced academic education, while developing and achieving personal and professional goals. The ECMO Specialist will maintain proactive involvement in quality improvement by the identification of issues, planning and evaluation of quality. The ECMO Specialist will assist Respiratory Care in covering staffing and/or patient care needs. They will assist the ECMO Medical Director and ECMO Coordinator in the collection/review of quality improvement initiatives, using internal and external data to benchmark with the goal of establishing best practice. The ECMO Specialist will participate in domestic and international transport needs for ECMO inclusive of, but not limited to, ground, helicopter and fixed-wing flights.

Job Opening Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy program with current State of Florida licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • A minimum of one year of experience as an ECMO Specialist.
  • Two years of experience as an ECMO Specialist with Primer training preferred.


  • National Board for Respiratory Care – Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Basic Life Support
  • PALS (may be obtained within 6 weeks of hire)
  • ACLS (may be obtained within 6 weeks of hire)
  • ECMO Course Completion
  • Transport Course Completion
  • RRT licensure with State of Florida

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $28.46
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $39.50

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UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

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