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Job ID: RES0029S
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Full-time
Shift: Variable

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Job Description


Position:  ECMO Specialist / Pediatric Congenital Heart Program

Location:  Main Hospital / Chapel Hill

Multiple Positions/Shifts Available:


  • Shift hours:
    Days: 6:30am--6:30pm
    Nights: 6:30pm--6:30am

  • Open shifts/requirements:
    Day/Night rotation; with weekend and holiday requirements
    Night Shift opening; with weekend and holiday requirements

“*This position is eligible for our Congenital Heart Incentive Program that includes tuition loan assistance, commitment incentive, and relocation assistance. Click here to learn more! 

North Carolina Children’s Hospital provides the highest quality, family-centered care to children from all 100 counties throughout North Carolina and beyond. The Children’s Heart Center at UNC is experiencing rapid growth and has undergone transformative change. Our faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in all areas of pediatric cardiovascular care and extracorporeal technologies. We are a comprehensive congenital heart care provider offering neonatal heart surgery and single ventricle palliation, surgery for adult congenital heart disease, advanced therapies for heart and lung failure including ECMO, ventricular assist device implantation, and heart & lung transplantation.


Under the direction of the ECMO Department management and according to UNCH and departmental policies and procedures, the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist is responsible for all aspects of monitoring and troubleshooting the ECMO circuit and related equipment during the treatment period. The ECMO Specialist is also responsible for collaborating with bedside RN’s, physicians, and other members of the health care team to coordinate care for these very complex patients.

Prefer two or more years of Pediatric Critical Care experience, Pediatric Cardiac ICU experience, or ECMO management experience.  Knowledge of hemodynamic principles relating to ECMO such as flow, resistance, perfusion, and gas exchange. Knowledge regarding the pharmacology of vasoactive infusions.

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Associate's degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program or Nursing.


If a Respiratory Therapist: Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board and registry eligible by the National Board of Respiratory Care.


If a RN: Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.


Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist.


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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