SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: To provide prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.
CCHMC SALARY GRADE:13
Independence; Direction and Accountability. Function as perfusionist in RN/RT scope.
???Equipment Maintenance Coordinates with Clinical Engineering department the preventative maintenance and routine equipment checks of all ECMO related equipment. Familiar with entire disposable inventory management process; includes inventory management, ordering, and receiving. Development of processes for equipment maintenance. Knowledge of how equipment functions, educate functions and create process. Coordinate with outside vendors for maintenance and preventative maintenance. Equipment Management
???Critical Thinking Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills by making appropriate clinical decisions. Rapidly prioritizes both planned and unplanned events, and proactively addresses actual and potential problems. Directing others to solve complex problems.
???Collaboration Collaborates with team members in shared decision-making. Proactively seeks the contribution of the interdisciplinary team in team meetings and discussions regarding patient care and/or practice issues. Coaches others to respect the contribution of the entire team. Assists others to work collaboratively valuing the contributions of the various disciplines in patient/practice issues. Is an active member on point-of-care or divisional councils, committees, task forces or projects by contributing to decision making. Works to build consensus. Explains complex and sensitive processes/information.
???Operations Designs and assembles ECMO circuits, and prepares the circuit for patient use. Operates, maintains, calibrates and performs quality control testing on all point of care laboratory equipment as per Cincinnati Children's Clinical Laboratory's protocols and CLIA requirements. Provide support for other extracorporeal technologies within the scope of licensure and as needed such as VAD and CRRT. Initiation with the provider/surgeon; implementation and management with surgeon/provider. Providers place access for ECMO and the ECMO staff initiates and manages ECMO support, as well as additional extracorporeal therapies, as guided by clinical functions based on protocols.
???Process Improvement Uses clinical inquiry and performance review to improve. Questions appropriateness of policies and guidelines and procedures; questions current practice; seeks advice, resources, or information to improve processes; begins to compare and contrast possible alternatives. Assists with development of competence in peers; formally, by precepting new ECMO specialists, and informally, by sharing knowledge at the point-of-care. Uses self-appraisal performance review and peer review, including annual goal setting, for assurance of competence and professional development to promote safe and ethical practice. Coaches and mentors others. Facilitates learning for members of the healthcare team. Precepting and provides all of continuing education. Development and Maintenance of competence in peers by precepting and facilitating ongoing education requirements. Not just question but develop and implement. Questions appropriateness. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
??? Bachelor degree in related field. May require clinical license, certification or training ??? 2 - 5 years of work experience in a related job discipline ??? Advanced training in circulation technology from a CAHEP accredited program AND Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion OR eligible and actively pursuing with attainment in the first year of employment ??? Pediatric Advanced LifeSupport and Neonatal Resuscitation
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