Perfusionist

Rock Island, IL
Posted 5 months ago

The Clinical Perfusionist is required in any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace a patient’s cardiopulmonary/circulatory function.  The Clinical Perfusionist is responsible for the operation of the heart-lung machine, Autotransfusion devices, ECMO, and other associated medical devices.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages extra-corporeal circulation through the use of the heart-lung machine, autotransfusion devices and other associated medical equipment specific to the patient’s physiologic, pathologic and metabolic requirements.
  • Enter data into the STS data base.
  • Adheres to the Essentials and Guidelines of Perfusion Practice defined by the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology.
  • Critically evaluates individual patient requirements and responds appropriately to uncommon or emergency situations.
  • Complies with CLIA regulations for point of care testing.
  • Complies with AABB and institutional guidelines for intra-operative autotransfusion procedures.
  • Accepts on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis with other Perfusionists.
  • Performs routine maintenance of perfusion equipment as needed
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities, team meetings, committees and projects.  Collaborates with the Chief Perfusionist in any unusual or uncommon perfusion events that may affect patient care.
  • Evaluates individual patient requirements and responds appropriately to uncommon or emergency situations.
  • Evaluates environmental safety and provides an environment that is safe based on age and developmental status.
  • Regularly attends continuing education seminars to update knowledge and improve skills.
  • Supports instructional programs for other health team members related to cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Contributes to cardiovascular perfusion clinical outcomes database.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certification by American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).
  • Illinois State Perfusion License.
  • Ability to be on call; must live within 60 minutes from the hospital.
  • New grads are welcome to apply.

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