Registered Nurse ECMO Coordinator in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Registered Nurse ECMO Coordinator

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Registered Nurse • Job ID: 195527
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Methodist Hospital
ECMO Coordinator
Heart Transplant Clinic
Full Time - Non-Exempt

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Heart Transplant Clinic. Submit your application today!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.


The ECMO Coordinator will function independently and collaboratively as an expert clinician, educator, consultant, and researcher in Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenator (ECMO) Care. The ECMO Coordinator will coordinate the care of patients requiring ECMO and their families across the continuum of acuity in order to ensure consistent family-centered care.  The ECMO Coordinator is dedicated to promoting optimal patient/family care by collaborating with all members of the Pediatric ICU Team to set best practices in patient care and staff practice standards according to evidence based guidelines.


What you will do in this role:

  • Directs nursing care and education to hospitalized patients requiring ECMO and their families. Requires a sound knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and critical care nursing and or critical care respiratory therapy.
  • Assesses physiological needs of ECMO patients and psychosocial needs of ECMO patients/families. Works with the nursing staff in the formulation of nursing diagnosis, care planning, and assists the nursing staff in providing counseling and/or referral.
  • Assesses the teaching/learning needs of ECMO patients and families and assists the nursing staff in providing the necessary instructions/counseling.  Assesses, plans, and implements or participates in educational activities/programs at the unit, service, department, and/or community level in area of ECMO care.
  • Communicates with medical, nursing, and other multidisciplinary personnel verbally and/or in writing any pertinent patient care information.  This includes active participation and leadership in medical rounds for ECMO patients.
  • Identifies ECMO program needs; contributes to and assists with the development of or expansion of the ECMO program.  Responsible for the maintenance and training of ECMO specific medical equipment.
  • Maintains current knowledge of ECMO procedures, techniques and research, and enhances his/her knowledge to improve professional growth and development.   Develops content for formal teaching for both team orientation and staff development. This includes both didactic training lectures and practical water lab training. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BSN with 2 years of ICU experience with ECMO preferred.
  • Specialization in adult cardiac/surgical critical care preferred.


Minimum License and Certificates Required:

  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas.



Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.


As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.


Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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