Position: Cardiac Perfusionist
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: Want to join a top 20 Pediatric Heart Center ranked by US News & World Report and a Recipient of the highest ECMO Award for Excellence from ELSO in 2017!!!
Job Responsibilities: A Cardiac Perfusionist provides extracorporeal perfusion services and related procedures to a defined patient population utilizing the heart lung machine during open heart surgery. They also provide ECMO support for patients requiring extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support for pulmonary or cardiac failure. Additionally, they provide auto-transfusion services for intra-operative blood salvage, and utilize POC laboratory equipment to provide blood gas, electrolyte, glucose and activated clotting time testing in the OR. They participate in performance improvement activities, education and training of staff, and clinical research. Lastly, they work in tandem with the perfusion assistants to maintain equipment and monitor par levels of disposable supplies for the department
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Perfusion Technology
3 - 5 years' experience, American Board of Clinical Perfusion certification as Cardiac Perfusionist (CCP) or ABCP eligible within 1 year of hire date, Missouri Board of Healing Arts license as Cardiac Perfusionist (provisional or full) required within 90 days of hire date, Requires communication skills in order to work with the wide variety of specialties wherein perfusion services are utilized, Must be able to function at a managerial level to oversee capital equipment expenses, equipment maintenance, personnel training, purchase of disposable supplies and data collection, Good computer skills with working knowledge of MS Word or MS Excel