The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Coordinator provides operational management and oversight of patient care activities for the program, ensures staff follows department policies and procedures, revises clinical policies and procedures when appropriate, and shares the responsibility for maintaining the quality of ECMO services. The ECMO Coordinator works closely with the ECMO Specialists, Perfusionists, Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists within the critical care areas from the time a patient is placed on ECMO until discharge. This position also has accountability for coordination of activities including, but not limited to, patient education, staff education, surgical coordination, and data collection.
Manages individual patients across the healthcare continuum to achieve optimal clinical, financial, operational and patient satisfaction outcomes. Collaborates effectively with the interdisciplinary team to plan and implement the patients treatment plan utilizing effective oral and written communication. Provides pre/post-operative and/or procedural education to patients and families in collaboration with ECMO specialist in preparation for discharge from the hospital.
Participates in the clinical consultation and guidance for patient selection based on ELSO guidelines. Coordinate day-to-day operations of the ECMO program and serves as a resource, while assuring all performance standards of staff are met.
Participates in the programs quality assurance measures. Evaluates current processes, identifies need for change and implements change via process improvement guidelines to achieve optimal clinical, financial, operational and satisfaction outcomes. Acts as a change agent by continually monitoring processes of the program to identify opportunities for improvement. Implements change through the multi-disciplinary work group. Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the delivery of care to this patient population.
Teach, precept, and mentor ECMO specialists in all aspects of orientation, continuing education, and clinical competency validation in accordance with ELSO guidelines for ECMO Specialists, nursing staff, respiratory therapy staff, medical staff, allied health professionals and ancillary services. Ensures that policies and procedures, orders sets, educational materials, and data monitoring are accurate and current.
Collaborate with the ECMO operational team on an ongoing basis. Initiating and participating in quality and safety initiatives to identify problem areas, research concerns, and develop positive solutions, and ensure performance improvement initiatives are up to date and in compliance with ELSO guidelines and recommendations. Maintains the ECMO services at the Center of Excellence Award requirement levels as established by ELSO.
Completes a prompt review of each ECMO case to assess any quality, safety, equipment, clinical or staffing concerns and then address and rectify.
Conduct, coordinate, and support clinical research projects. Assist in the collection and review of clinical data to evaluate the ECMO program. Responsible for maintaining/assisting with related databases, software and programs. Participation in state-wide collaboration efforts and representation in national professional organizations.
Serve as a liaison between departments and facilities, meeting regularly with management of other hospital departments/facilities to facilitate a well-coordinated program of care for all ECMO patients. Assists with maintaining the supplies, equipment and managing the shared budget for the ECMO program.
For Adult ECMO: Arizona licensed registered nurse or certified perfusionist Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through a bachelors degree in a biological science such as nursing, anatomy, biology chemistry, etc. Requires five years of ECMO experience as a practicing clinician with the adult population. Must demonstrate clinical proficiency in the care of a adult ECMO patient .
For Pediatric ECMO: Arizona licensed registered nurse, registered respiratory therapist, or certified perfusionist. Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through a bachelors degree in a biological science such as nursing, anatomy, biology chemistry, respiratory, etc. Requires three years clinical experience; at least two of those years in the clinical specialty area. Must demonstrate clinical proficiency in the care of a pediatric ECMO patient .
Must demonstrate problem-solving abilities, effective oral and written communication skills, and time management skills. Strong knowledge of quality improvement methodology, leadership and decision-making skills Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format. Requires ability to proofread and verify documents for accuracy on a daily basis. Requires ability to use a keyboard to enter and transform words or data on a daily basis. Requires ability to monitor video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a daily basis. Requires effective human relations and communications skills. Ability to identify and address customer needs in a team environment. Requires analytical and conceptual systems thinking.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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