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ECMO Manager - Fulltime

Date: Nov 24, 2020

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the non-physician management of a high quality multidisciplinary ECMO program to support current and future specialty services. Assist in the daily management of ECMO activities including staff supervision and development, planning, budget, quality, data, and facility operations and coordinating patient services to ensure high quality patient care and optimal outcomes.


Minimum Specifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in needed specialty


Experience: Must have 3 years of critical care and ECMO experience



Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license OR/  Licensed Perfusionist OR/  Licensed Respiratory Therapist  Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following:  American Heart Association ,American Red Cross , Military Training Network.

- Must have ACLS

- Must have completed an ECMO training program


Skills or Special Abilities:

Must be capable of serving as a clinical resource for staff.  Must have a working knowledge of assigned department operations including policies, personnel and budget management.  Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in working with a diverse population of physicians, patients, nursing staff, management and administration.  Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.


Responsibilities: a. Responsible for assisting in the daily management of ECMO activities to ensure high quality patient care and optimal outcomes. Develops staff schedules to ensure maximum utilization of individual and group capabilities, while providing optimal service to internal and external customers. Directly supervises time, attendance and patient care activities of assigned staff. Motivates, counsels, guides and evaluates staff. Delegates tasks effectively. Participates in the selection and orientation of new staff. Ensures that assigned employees receive opportunities to further their knowledge. b. Provides patient care, assessing patient needs, planning discharge and arranging support services to ensure effective, high quality patient care. Serves as a clinical role model and educational resource to ensure high quality, effective patient services. c. Maintains and implements knowledge of all Parkland, The Joint Commission and clinical area rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws and guidelines and ensures that employee activities are in compliance. d. Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes and flows in the unit. Implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity and efficiency that support the overall goals of the department and Parkland. Tracks and trends survey charts and other data sources and provides periodic reports. Monitors quality management practices of ECMO program including Standards and Practices, competencies and accreditation of staff. Collaborates with staff, physicians, administration and risk management to evaluate and improve patient services. e. Responsible for tracking the effectiveness of ECMO program/policies and procedures and assisting the leadership in policy development or revision. Develops and evaluates staff activities to promote knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies, procedures, laws and guidelines that impact the ECMO program and ensures compliance. Educates patients and families on rules and regulations and updates procedure manuals. f. Responsible for a collaborative work team to ensure positive working relationships. Communicates effectively with physicians, students, and other departments such as Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Property and Linen Services. Maintains good communication with other hospitals, government or regulatory agencies and community representatives. g. Responsible for effective facility management as measured by cleanliness, proper type, amount and functioning of equipment and overall environmental safety. Oversees timely and effective maintenance of equipment and rooms. h. Assists in developing and administering the annual operating, capital and payroll budget to ensure that the unit has the necessary funds to carry out established goals and objectives. Monitors charges and supplies, initiates orders and supervises capital improvements. i. Assists management in developing annual goals and objectives for the ECMO program that reflect the mission and philosophy of Parkland and meet department goals. j. Serves on multidisciplinary, department and organizational committees as selected and assigned. 


Job Accountabilities: 1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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