Job Description

Job Title: Perfusionist
Job ID: 639894
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: Good Samaritan Perfusion
Location: 1503 Quentin Rd, Lebanon PA 17042

Description

Purpose:
Are you interested in an exciting career? UPMC's Perfusion group has a lot of exciting changes including upgraded rates and sign-on bonunses! Apply today to find out more! As assigned, a perfusionist performs, under the supervision of a licensed physician and according to prescribed procedures, those functions necessary for the support and treatment of the cardiopulmonary system of a patient. A perfusionist performs advanced technical work in the selection, preparation, operation, and maintenance of the heart/lung machine and accessory equipment. . The work area is primarily the operating room but the possibility exists for working throughout the hospital.

Responsibilities:
  • Administer medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents under the supervision by the attending physicians.
  • Assist in the evaluation of new equipment.
  • Assists other staff members and hospital personnel in completion of needed tasks; and makes patient care and/or interdepartmental service the number one priority.
  • Able to travel 25% of the time.
  • If employed at UPMC facility, participate with coverage and call for STAT MedEvac responsibilities.
  • If employed at UPMC facility, serve as instructor/supervisor to UPMC School of Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Instruct students, residents and others in new procedures and equipment.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain proficiency with accessory equipment and procedures.
  • Make appropriate changes in therapy after consultation with the attending physician(s).
  • Participate as assigned with the ordering and maintenance of supplies..
  • Participate in on-call schedule per institutional policy.
  • Participate with development and revision of: policy and procedure, performance improvement, quality management, and staff education.
  • Perform documentation associated with described responsibilities.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities according to the philosophy and standards of UPMC including conveying courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and positive attitude in work situations with patients, peers, medical staff, and visitors.
  • Perform equipment maintenance checklists as required.
  • Perform responsibilities outside the home-base hospital.
  • Provide perfusion support for non-cardiac procedures such as: transplantation, chemoperfusion, ECMO, cardiac support devices, component therapy, and blood recovery.
  • Safely conduct perfusion scope of practice.
  • Support Procirca contractual obligations.
  • Support continuing education and research as required by the perfusionist's scope of practice.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion or 
  • met Grandfather Clause of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and Pennsylvania Licensing Board.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified or certification-eligible as per guidelines of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion within 24 months of hire date. Pennsylvania licensure according to House Bills 500 and 501 CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
  • Driver's License
  • Osteopathic Perfusionist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $41.54 to $68.78

Union Position: No

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