Position: Chief Perfusionist, CVOR
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, FL
Description: The Chief Perfusionist is responsible for the oversight of perfusion services. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring adequate staffing and technical support for regular and emergency cases requiring perfusion services. The incumbent is qualified to operate the extracorporeal equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace a person’s cardiopulmonary, circulatory, or respiratory function. The Chief Perfusionist provides safe and quality care related to all cardiopulmonary bypass, partial bypass, autotransfuion, cell saver, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR).
- Collaborates with the ECMO Director, perfusion team, physicians and the interprofessional team to ensure safe and quality care; provides others with the information they need to in order to perform their job.
- Monitors coagulation and anticoagulation tests during and shortly after cardiac surgical cases, Ventricular assists, ECMO and ECPR; also monitors chemistry, hematological, blood gas and other necessary laboratory test results during CPB and as necessary post-CPB.
- Takes initiative to solve problems quickly and effectively.
- Creates a learning environment by developing staff through mentoring, continued education, and providing opportunities to learn new skills; develops wet labs and simulation training for ECMO specialist and perfusion peers; serves as a valuable resource to non-perfusion staff in learning about and troubleshooting the mechanical support.
- Develop protocols with input from ECMO Director, perfusion team and physicians.
- Proactively monitors key performance indicators and makes real-time adjustments to ensure goal accomplishment.
- Fiscally responsible and participates in the budget planning, in collaboration with clinical manager & director of Heart Center.
- Provides feedback and contributes to the evaluation process.
- Demonstrates awareness and compliance with Joint Commission, AABB, and CLIA guidelines.
- Maintains appropriate inventory of all perfusion disposables and employs principles of cost containment.
- Ensures preventative maintenance of capital equipment is performed according to manufacturer guidelines and perfusion equipment is in a state of readiness.
Requirements: The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree, 5 years of experience as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist and certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or International equivalent.