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ECMO Specialist I, Respiratory Therapist

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 114787
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531088942302-Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Workforce Administration


Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is seeking dedicated and compassionate ECMO Specialist to join our dynamic healthcare team. As an ECMO Specialist this is your opportunity to grow, learn, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our patients and communities.


  • Sign-On Bonus:  $15,000 sign-on bonus, provided the candidate meets the eligibility requirements
  • Relocation Assistance: $10,000 Relocation Assistance for qualified candidates
  • Location: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Shift Schedule:  Full Time Nights 


  • Day 1 Health Coverage: Choose from either copay or HSA-eligible health insurance options with coverage starting on your first day of work.   
  • Generous PTO: Accrual starts at 25 days/year, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters. 
  • Retirement: Up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions 


Provides quality Respiratory Care according to departmental policy for the following patient groups:  Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.  Performs approved procedures and monitoring of equipment to promote a positive outcome.  The Advanced Level Practitioner educates the patient, medical house staff and other allied health professionals to assure continuity of care.  Assists with clinical instruction and skill building of Respiratory Care student practitioners.  Evaluates and implements procedures based on appropriate utilization of current trends in cardio-respiratory technology and Extra Corporeal Life Support. 


  • RRT Required
  • Minimum 2 years Critical Care Experience 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 
  • Licensed to practice as an RCP in the state of North Carolina
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Maintain ECMO Specialist endorsement on NC Board of Respiratory Care (licensing board)
  • Certification for specific area of practice
  • Certification by WFBH as an Extra Corporeal Life Support Specialist     


  • Prior experience with ECMO not required and training will be provided. 
  • Previous CVICU experience preferred