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ECMO Specialist - RN - Cardiac ECMO Full-time Nights

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 114405 Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Night Job (3rd) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay: Based on experience, starting at: $36.50 + per hour.


The ECMO Specialist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Monitors, operates, and adjusts ECMO circuits and the components to maintain patient specific parameters
  • Continually assess and evaluate ECMO circuit and troubleshoot any difficulties
  • Assist team members with cannulation and responds to eCPR, SHOCK, and lung rescue calls
  • Able to set up and prime ECMO circuits independently
  • Completed shift audit of not in use circuits and equipment to ensure seamless deployment
  • Competent in troubleshooting skills within circuit
  • Independent intra/inter hospital transport as part of interdisciplinary
  • Confidently differentiate physiology for VV and VA ECMO indications
  • Partner with ECMO Coordinators and Physician Leadership to advance the ECMO program within and across NM system
  • Assist in staff training and competencies and quality and outcome review to ensure alignment with the ELSO guidelines
  • Adheres to established system policies and procedures related to ECMO management
  • Acts as a resource to the interdisciplinary team for safe management of ECMO circuit
  • Establish connection for CRRT to the ECMO Circuit
  • Maintain scheduled pre and post oxygenator gases and necessary laboratory monitoring
  • Complete required shift documentation regarding patients progress
  • Completes necessary billing documents and data capture for database management and improvement of quality outcome measurement
  • Maintains and completes necessary bi-annual competencies and trainings per ELSO guidelines



  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois
  • BLS American Heart Association
  • ACLS American Heart Association

Preferred (as applicable per specialty):

  • 2 years of CTICU experience
  • CCRN for nursing

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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