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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


Aseptically set up, prime, initiate, manage and discontinue ECLS systems on all patient populations, ages, complex diagnoses while in a full range of patient care settings including surgical, cardiovascular, pediatric cardiothoracic and neonatal intensive care units, adult and pediatric cardiac cath labs, adult and pediatric operating room settings. Participate in ground/air external ECLS transports.

ECLS charge responsibilities, monitoring/triaging ECLS referrals, orchestrating and monitoring daily ECLS operations, ECLS reference to nursing and medical leads within the clinical settings.

Must be able to perform a wide range of physical activities which include moving, transporting and positioning patients and equipment as well as constantly positioning self to provide patient care and related duties.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties.

Required Qualifications*

  • Completion of the U of M ECMO Specialist Training Course
  • Obtain bedside competency within 12 weeks post-course
  • BLS certification. 
  • ACLS or PALS certification.
  • Must have current Michigan Respiratory Therapist license.
  • At least 3 years of current ICU experience.  
  • Minimum 1 year experience in orchestrating daily departmental clinical operations.
  • Reasonable knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and surgery pertaining to ECMO
  • Self motivation, independence and initiative are required qualities along with a willingness and interest in learning new procedures and applications of ECLS support.
  • To accept above stated duties and also take on charge responsibilities upon completion of orientation.

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • ECMO experience desired.

Work Schedule

36 hours per week
12 hour shifts

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.