Job Description

Job Title: Perfusionist
Job ID: 170001TD
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: OR_CARDIAC SURGERY
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description


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

 

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

  • Amer Board Cardiovascular Perf
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
  • Osteopathic Perfusionist
  • Act 34 Crim Clearnce w Renewal
  • Act 33 Chld Clearnce w Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $52.87 to $79.31

Union Position: No

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