Chief of Perfusion

Position: Chief of Perfusion

Location: St. Peter's Health Partners - Albany, NY

Description: St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, New York is looking for a Chief perfusionist to oversee their current team of 5 perfusionists. A nationally recognized, Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital, St. Peter's Cardiac & Vascular Center is led by a premier team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular specialists. This world-class facility is a leader in the Capital Region and one of the most active centers in New York State for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with cardiac and vascular disease. The Cardiac and Vascular Center's new cardiovascular surgery facilities are among the nation's most advanced surgical environments for surgery and post-surgical care of patients with complex heart and vascular disease, performing approximately 800 open heart procedures annually including complex aortic arch cases, minimally invasive valve replacements, trans aortic valve replacements and ECMO.

As the Chief of Perfusion, a successful applicant will be responsible for working with 4 Cardiac Surgeons. Candidate should possess certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion as a Clinical Perfusionist, and five years of experience where the primary function of the position was performing cardiovascular perfusion. The incumbent is responsible for planning, quality as well as for ensuring adequate staffing and technical support for regularly scheduled and emergency open-heart procedures. The incumbent also serves in the operating room as a perfusionist as required.


  • Manages and directs a team of Cardiothoracic Perfusionists in the delivery of care
  • Analyzes daily case loads and assigns staff appropriately
  • Acts as liaison with surgical, medical and clinical staff
  • Establishes long- and short-term goals for the perfusionist function
  • Ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations related to perfusion techniques and services
  • Supervises and trains members of the perfusion team in newer techniques and emergency procedures
  • Develops and implements quality guidelines, monitors adherence and corrects deficiencies
  • Maintains all equipment used for extracorporeal circulation and related support devices;
  • Evaluates new procedures and equipment to maintain full clinical performance and determines cost effectiveness and feasibility of use
  • Reports malfunctioning or defective equipment and arranges for maintenance and repair
  • Keeps records on open-heart cases and other activities and prepares required reports
  • Delegates appropriate responsibilities to develop management and teaching potential of each team member.


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AmSECT Membership Eligibility

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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