Associate Chief - Adult

Position: Associate Chief - Adult

Location: Durham, NC

Description: The Heart Center at Duke University Hospital has consistently been ranked as a top national program by U.S. News & World Report. The perfusion team at Duke has been recognized by Press Ganey as a Tier 1 team for staff satisfaction and work culture for two consecutive years. We are now adding an exciting leadership opportunity to support our team of over 30 perfusionists through the rapid growth of our heart program and regional collaboration.

The ideal candidate for the position of Associate Chief, Adult Perfusion Services will be a clinical expert in all aspects of adult clinical perfusion and extracorporeal technology. Successful candidates will be required to lead with positivity, communicate effectively, and be committed to personal and professional development of themselves, the Perfusion Team, and the Duke Heart Center.

Our team provides comprehensive perfusion services for neonates through adults, including major aortic surgery, chemotherapy, ex vivo perfusion, approximately 250 congenital cardiac surgery cases, over 100 lung and 50 heart transplants, 150 VAD implants and greater than 200 ECMO cases per year with over 100 VAD/ECMO inter-hospital transports. The Associate Chief will be responsible for the overall clinical leadership of the team to include: operations, development, maintenance and application of perfusion technology. The Associate Chief will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and coordination of perfusion services with emphasis on the adult patient population by supporting the Chief of Perfusion with the management of patient care, staffing, personnel and fiscal activities. Interested candidates will be required to travel via ground and air, take administrative and ECLS triage call, and participate in clinical call.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must possess a B.S. degree and have completed training from an accredited perfusion program. Candidates must also be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion with a minimum three years of perfusion experience. Progressive leadership responsibilities preferred.  State Licensure is required for all practicing North Carolina Perfusionists.

Contact: Interested applicants will need to apply at the Duke HR website:

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