CARDIO PERFUSIONIST

Job ID: J125997
Company: Saint Vincent Health Center
Location: Erie, PA, United States
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Oct 17, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provide perfusion services including support, treatment, measurement or supplementation of the
cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of patients, as well as operate related equipment to support a
patient's cardiopulmonary or systemic circulatory functions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assemble, operate, maintain and manage extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support equipment for patients having open heart surgery, high-risk invasive cardiology procedures or other major surgery and medical patients as needed. (60%)
  • Ensure proper physiologic management of patients by administration of medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents via the extra corporeal circuit through monitoring and analyzing the blood gases, blood chemistries, hemodynamic status, anticoagulation and hematologic status, body and circuit temperatures while on cardiopulmonary support. (15%)
  • Ensure hemodynamic and physiological management of the patient by utilizing blood conservation and/or auto transfusion techniques, by providing and administering myocardial preservation solutions, and by assessing the degree of hemodilution and need for hemofiltration. (5%)
  • Assist with insertion and removal of and to operate, maintain and manage counter pulsation devices for cardiology and surgery patients, as well as consult with staff surgeon, resident or cardiologist to select appropriate equipment/techniques for the patient. (3%)
  • Ensure proficiency as a Perfusionist and maintain certification through involvement in continuing education programs, maintaining knowledge of state of art technology, techniques, and to provide educational opportunities for perfusion students as assigned. (2%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or related sciences; or two to four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination education and experience.
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion as a Clinical Perfusionist.
  • 1-5 years’ experience as a clinical Perfusionist.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • CPR certification.
     

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