Job Description

Job Title: Regional Coordinator, Perfusion (Procirca)
Job ID: 180001GT
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Community Provider Svcs
Department: BIO-Perfusion
Location: 1020 Madison Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Description

Purpose:
  • The Regional Coordinator must be available for extensive regional travel to potential new clients and various Procirca accounts to provide clinical support. The Regional Coordinator will also assure the applicable credentials of all clinical personnel within Procirca. 
  • Responsibilities also include the coordination of clinical support personnel to assure adequate personnel coverage. Supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to and reviews the work of perfusion personnel to assure competence and compliance with established policies. 
  • The Regional Coordinator will be required to work closely with other BioTronics personnel in the development of new accounts, processes and procedures. 
  • In addition to the duties of Regional Coordinator, he/she will be required to perform the duties of a staff perfusionist. A perfusionist performs, under the supervision of technical/medical superiors and according to prescribed procedures, those functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient. A perfusionist performs advanced technical work in the selection, preparation, operation and maintenance of the mechanical heart/lung machine, safety devices and accessory equipment. 
  • The perfusionist is responsible for close cooperation and consultation with attending physicians in the extracorporeal perfusion process and for the knowledge, operation and maintenance of a variety of technical perfusion equipment used in cardiac surgery as well as other circulatory support devices.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the education, orientation and training of new staff, perfusion students or interested personnel. Demonstrates effective instruction and supervision of students, if applicable, by adhering to the program and clinical objectives of the UPMC School of Perfusion.
  • Assurance of the applicable credentials and clinical competencies of all clinical personnel within the Perfusion Services Division of BioTronics.
  • Coordination of relief personnel to assure that the appropriate levels of staffing required at various BioTronics accounts are met.
  • Develop and implement policy, process and procedure improvement for all service lines. Assist directors with preparation of performance management reports.
  • Development and maintenance of new accounts.
  • Maintain proficiency with cardio-pulmonary bypass procedures, equipment, and associated accessory equipment and proficiency with procedures such as cell saving, rapid infusion system (RIS), intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, production of concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) as well as other technical advancements in the perfusion field.
  • Maintains continuing education and ABCP certification. Demonstrates ongoing acquisition of knowledge and skill by planning for and completing growth-oriented developmental activities as defined in the continuing education policy for Perfusion Services and the ABCP.
  • Manage STO schedule with support from site directors
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors and supports the departmental goals of quality care, system improvement and cost containment by contributing to the successful implementation of recommended changes, cost awareness and fiscal responsibility.
  • Provide perfusion support for VAD/ECMO patients transported via fixed wing and rotary aircraft
  • Provide relief support as a staff perfusionist to Procirca perfusion, blood management, and chemoperfusion accounts
  • Support directors in meeting regulatory compliance of TJC, State DOH, CAP, and AABB.
  • Supports Procirca contractual obligations with various institutions by contributing to the successful execution of those services.
  • To serve as a role model of excellent clinical quality and customer service by responding constructively and efficiently to the needs of the personnel and clients that he/she interacts with.
  • Update job descriptions and clinical competencies to reflect new technologies, processes or procedures that Procirca perfusion personnel provide.

Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor of Science Degree Graduate of an accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion (or OJT and current ABCP certification)  
  • Minimum 3 years of Clinical Experience as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist 
  • Advanced knowledge /proficiency in perfusion procedures, anatomy, physiology and pertinent equipment 
  • Ability to adapt to change in order to meet the goals of Procirca or institution(s) serviced 
  • Preferred: General computer skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point and database management

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion required
  • Current, valid drivers license Pennsylvania required
  • ABCP certification must be obtained within 2 years of commencement of perfusionists employment at PA hospital as per PA Code 136.14 
  • Current perfusion license
  • Osteopathic Perfusionist
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
  • Driver's License
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Automotive Insurance


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

 

Salary Range: $50.68 to $87.35

Union Position: no

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