Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Position: Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Location: Columbia, MO
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201

Employer: Posterity Group, LLC

Description: Excellent opportunity exists to work for a government contractor with competitive compensation and work-life balance. Posterity Group is seeking a professional, experienced Cardiovascular Perfusionist. Join one of the leading providers of services to loyal veterans who have served our country.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The contractor shall perform onsite Perfusion Services in the treatment of care for eligible veteran beneficiaries as referred and authorized by the Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
  • Assist the Cardio-Thoracic service with by-pass surgical cases and valve replacement of various types.
  • Responsible for preparation and operation of the heart and lung machines/pumps in conjunction with maintaining a sterile environment for procedures maintaining blood volume in the patients preventing shock or air embolus.
  • Assemble supplies and equipment in preparation to accept patient on extra corporeal circulation in cases of premature cardiac arrest or failure.
  • Other services include preparation, maintenance and operation of VA owned equipment to include the heart lung machine, auto transfusion pump, intra-aortic balloon pump and centrifugal ventricular assist device 

Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited Allied Health Education Program School of perfusion Technology

  • Possess current license in any state, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia
  • Current certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)
  • Have at least ten (10) years of experience and shall have performed a minimum of 1000 clinical cases
  • Experience shall be demonstrated in the following areas: Open heart surgery, auto transfusion, heart lung machine, membrane oxygenation, left/right heart bypass, intra-aortic balloon pumping and centrifugal ventricular assist device.

Contact: Email: or Phone: (301)232-5675

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An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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