The ECMO Specialist, under the direct and indirect supervision of the ECMO Coordinator or CCU manager, is an experienced Cardiac Care and ECMO RN. The ECMO Specialist works in a highly specialized area catering to the needs of patients requiring constant monitoring and whose clinical conditions are considered critical. The ECMO Specialist will be part of the interdisciplinary team. The ECMO specialist primary role and responsibility is the care of the ECMO device(s) along with active participation in the direct care of the patient. The ECMO specialist will assume the responsibility of taking care of both the ECMO patients as well as other patients in the CCU when needed. The ECMO nurse will be proficient and competent with CRRT and other mechanical devices: such as, Intra-aortic balloon pumps and Impella.