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Advanced ECLS Specialist

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 36 Hours per Week -
  • Holiday Rotation -
  • Weekend Rotation as Required by Department -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1200301
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    Role Purpose

    Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care for extracorporeal life support (ECLS) patients. Responds to routine and emergency needs of ECLS patients and supports a team of specialists providing care for ECLS patients.


  • Demonstrates expertise in caring for the most critical patients by monitoring the ECLS circuit and patient status and responding to the needs of the patient on ECLS.
  • Monitors the ECLS patient and circuit to anticipate and prevent potential problems. Identifies and corrects problems associated with ECLS procedures.
  • Responds to routine or emergency ECLS needs.
  • Serves as a resource to and supports bedside specialists providing care for ECLS patients. Collaborates with members of the healthcare team to develop a plan of care.
  • Assists with planning, conducting, and evaluating educational activities regarding extracorporeal life support for professionals, patients and families, and the public. Contributes to quality initiatives and the development and maintenance of policies and procedures of ECLS.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's
  • - Respiratory Therapy or Nursing



  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • RN or RRT


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Respiratory Therapy or Nursing



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer