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Perfusionist (Presby/Shadyside)

  • Job ID: 265775314
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: PROCR-Procirca
  • Department: BIO-Perfusion
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $47.78 to $81.14 / hour

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.

 

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Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications

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

    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.Active licensure in US state where practicing required.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist OR Osteopathic Perfusionist OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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