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Travel Perfusionist, Procirca

  • Job ID: 767649
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Procirca
  • Department: BIO-Perfusion
  • Location: 1020 Madison Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $62.78 to $105.97 / hour


The Travel Perfusionist must be available for extensive travel to potential new clients and various Procirca accounts to provide clinical support. The Travel Perfusionist will be required to maintain their applicable credentials for all assigned locations that Procirca designates. Responsibilities also include assisting the VP of Operations and the Regional Director with the coordination of clinical support personnel to ensure adequate personnel coverage. The Travel Perfusionist will be required to work closely with other BioTronics/Procirca personnel in the development of new accounts, processes, and procedures. The Travel Perfusionist 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 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.


  • Travel to and provide clinical support to current and future Procirca accounts.
  • 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.
  • Assist Regional Director with the coordination of relief personnel to assure that the appropriate levels of staffing required at various BioTronics/Procirca accounts are met.
  • Assist Regional Director with the development and implementation of policy, process, and procedure improvement for all service lines.
  • Support 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 and 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.
  • Assist Regional Director with the STO schedule.
  • Performs following 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 Procirca in meeting regulatory compliance of TJC, State DOH, CAP, and AABB.
  • Assist with the preparation of application and successful compliance with the Joint Commission Staffing Certification process. Annual review and maintenance of the Staffing Certification.
  • Supports Procirca contractual obligations with various institutions by contributing to the successful execution of those covered 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 they interact with at their assignments.
  • Assist the VP of Operations and the Regional Director with assigned tasks


Required: Bachelor of Science Degree Graduate of an accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion (or OJT and current ABCP certification) Advanced knowledge /proficiency in perfusion procedures, anatomy, physiology and pertinent equipment Minimum 3 years of Clinical Experience as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist 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:
Required: Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Current, valid drivers license Pennsylvania: ABCP certification must be obtained within 2 years of commencement of perfusionist's employment at PA hospital as per PA Code 136.14 Current perfusion license

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
  • Driver's License

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