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Director, Perfusion Services

  • Job ID: 691964173
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Management
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Procirca
  • Department: Good Samaritan Perfusion
  • Location: 1503 Quentin Rd, Lebanon PA 17042
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Are you a Perfusionist looking for career growth and an excellent opportunity to lead a community hospital's perfusion department? Are you in the New York, Baltimore, or Philadelphia area, interested in a nearby hospital with a great reputation? This is the role for you!  

UPMC Procirca and WellSpan Health are excited to announce an opportunity for a Director of Perfusion at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. This position is responsible for the operational planning, development, organization, and management of the Perfusion Services activities at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. This individual will provide leadership and management while assuring high-quality, cost-effective perfusion service and customer care.


We seek an experienced perfusion leader to direct this program performing approximately 100 cardiac procedures/year. Cases are generally elective and include CABG, OPCABG, and valves. The perfusion team consists of 2 full-time perfusionists sharing call responsibilities, with backup staff from a robust pool of dedicated travelers and staff perfusionists from Procirca to help cover vacations and other support needs.


  • Attend 80% of director meetings and actively communicate with other directors.
  • Ensure compliance of all personnel with annual and new mandatory requirements within identified timeframe.
  • Demonstrate the application of clinical perfusion skills by adhering to departmental and professional standards.
  • Achieve financial objectives through the preparation, examination and justification of departmental budget; by monitoring expenditures and initiating corrective actions. Actively seek new business opportunities which grow department revenue.
  • Maintain optimal communication, close cooperation, and consultation with attending physicians.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency with the operation and maintenance of perfusion equipment.
  • Provide perfusion support to STAT Med Evac for VAD/ECMO patients transported via fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
  • Ensure a qualified and competent perfusion staff by selecting, coaching, scheduling, motivating and assisting in the development of employees of the Department of Perfusion Services.
  • Maintain competency/proficiency with laboratory equipment and processes. Understand and implement specific regulatory requirements and QA practices
  • Encourage research and formal presentations within the department. Participate with the submission of one scientific abstract per year.
  • Maintain appropriate, timely, and accurate documentation of all procedures.
  • Support Procirca contractual obligations by contributing to the successful execution of services. The director will participate on the call schedule. Support Procirca process of staff sharing where demand is greatest.
  • Ensure patient safety and quality of care by developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures; by adherence to organizational, departmental and outside regulatory requirements; and by monitoring operational and clinical outcomes.
  • Responsible for the administration of medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit in consultation with or under the direction of the attending physician.
  • Maintain and strengthen clinical and managerial competency by learning new specialties, reviewing professional publications, and participating in growth oriented developmental activities.
  • Ensure operational responsibilities are met, appropriate inventory levels maintained, minimize waste, and provide monthly reports to senior management to include budget variances, revenue generation, and charge auditing.
  • Participate in a performance improvement process and report to leadership quarterly.
  • Ensure adequate staff coverage for elective and emergency procedures by preparing the daily and call schedule.
  • Serve as a role model of excellent clinical quality and customer service.
  • Maintain oversight of new staff, perfusion students, and others through education, orientation, and training. Demonstrates effective instruction and supervision of students by adhering to the clinical objectives of the UPMC School of Perfusion.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment inventory and maintenance. Assist with the transport of equipment and evaluation of new equipment or process.
  • Maintain continuing education, ABCP certification, PA license, and clinical competencies.
  • Maintain proficiency with various perfusion techniques to include hemodilution, hemofiltration, induction and reversal of hypothermia and hyperthermia, perioperative blood management, myocardial preservation, circulatory support techniques such as ECMO and VAD, liver bypass, and chemoperfusion for HIPEC, Isolated Liver Perfusion, and Isolated limb perfusion.
  • Participate on one committee with patient care as the focus



  • Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience demonstrating advanced knowledge and proficiency in perfusion procedures.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills to reach logical conclusions based on established evidence for routine resource, operational, financial and personnel decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the key factors that determine the effectiveness of the operations of the department, develop and follow a monitoring system.
  • Effective interpersonal and communicate skills.
  • Ability to adapt to change to reach goals of both UPMC and Procirca.
  • General computer skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point, and database management required.
  • Administrative experience required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion within 24 months of hire date.

  • American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist OR Osteopathic Perfusionist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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