Position: Cardio Perfusionist
Location: New Haven, CT 06515
Description: To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Operates extra-corporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace the patient's cardiopulmonary/circulatory function and ensures the proper management of physiologic functions by monitoring the necessary variables. Scope of Practice: These duties, upon prescription by a physician and in accordance with hospital policy include, but are not limited to, the safe performance and/or management of: Extra-corporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary support, Counter-pulsation, Circulatory support/ventricular assistance, Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Blood conservation techniques/auto-transfusion, Myocardial preservation, Anticoagulation and hematologic monitoring/analysis, Physiological monitoring/analysis, Blood gas and blood chemistry monitoring/analysis, Induction of hypothermia/hyperthermia with reversal, Hemodilution, Hemo-filtration/Ultra-filtration, Administration of medications, blood components and anesthetic agents via the extra-corporeal circuit, Documentation associated with described duties. Other duties may include: Isolated limb/organ perfusion, Electro-physiological analysis, Organ preservation, Dialysis assistance.
- 2 Positions Available: Relocation Bonus, Shift Differentials and On-call Premiums available
- Prepares for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures
- Assesses patient medical status and calculates perfusion requirements (i.e. blood flow, BSA, CI)
- Conducts perfusion techniques
- Monitors perfusion procedures and patient status to maintain appropriate patient vital signs, flows, temperature, pressure, etc.
- Maintains CCP status through meetings, inservices and publications. Keeps current with new developments in perfusion technology and cardiac surgery
- Communication and Interaction
- Works well as a team member, lending assistance when needed
- Competency Checklist or In-service Review
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of cardiopulmonary perfusion with a masters degree or a bachelors degree program with four years of experience or a certificate degree program with eight to ten years of experience in Cardioperfusion.
Experience: Four (4) years of related work experience with a bachelors degree or eight to ten years experience with certificate only. Certified or eligible to be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. New Graduates encouraged to apply.
Licensure: Connecticut State Perfusion License/ABCP Certified Clinical Perfusionist within one year of hire.
Special Skills: Anatomy and cardio-respiratory systems, specialized medical, mechanical and electronic equipment, medical, clinical and surgical procedures and practices, hospital organization and administrative policies and procedures. Requires analytical, organizational and oral and written communication skills.