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Perfusionist, Procirca (Erie)

  • Job ID: 393083391
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Procirca
  • Department: Hamot Perfusion
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $47.41 to $78.96 / hour

Description

Make Erie, PA your new home! 

 

Erie is in the Northwest panhandle of Pennsylvania, nestled on the shores of Lake Erie.  Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Cleveland are a short drive away; however, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Erie.  It boasts an awesome amusement park, an indoor waterslide park, world-class golf courses, water/snow skiing, craft breweries, wineries, and Lake Erie beaches!   

 

If you are sport’s fan, Erie is home to the Erie Otters, Seawolves, and Bayhawks.  In addition, we have two premier Division II Universities: Gannon and Mercyhurst.     

 

Are you ready to join our Perfusion team of three FT staff at UPMC Hamot?  Annual average procedure volume: 250 hearts, 200 PRP, 50 non-cardiac CS, 5 ECMO (transferred out after insertion)20 IABP insertions, and 150 TAVR stand-byOne staff on-call equally distributed amongst the three staff.  

 

We have a great work/life balance.  Moreover, UPMC offers a lucrative signing bonus, moving expenses, 403b retirement plan, pension, world-class healthcare, maternity and paternity leave, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, education stipends for you and the family, and much 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:

 

  • 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)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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