Chief of Perfusion

Position: Chief of Perfusion

Location: Iowa City, IA (UI Heart and Vascular Center)

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

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Oversee and direct operational aspects of the Perfusion Service as well; as the Perfusion Technology Education Program. Duties include managing daily clinical operations, staffing, financial planning, budgeting, performance improvement and compliance while serving as the lead clinical and technical resource. Key Areas of Responsibility include: Operations, Standards of Care, Regulatory Compliance, Quality and Patient Satisfaction; Patient Care/Services Delivery; Planning and Goal Management; Communication/Collaboration; Education Programs; Financial and Data Management and Analysis; Human Resource Management; Clinical Service/Unit Operations Management; and Decision Making and Critical Thinking.

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Education Requirement:
• Master’s Degree in Perfusion/Cardiovascular Sciences, Health Care Administration or Business Administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• Successful completion of an accredited Perfusion Technology Program required.

Experience Requirement:
• 5 years progressive experience as a clinical perfusionist with exposure/experience to Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping, Autologous Blood Processing, Electronic Physiological Monitoring, and a variety of Ventricular Assist Devices. Exposure/experience must also include Pediatric perfusion, ECMO and cardiopulmonary bypass.
• 3 years supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of financial planning and budgeting.
• Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to successfully manage a highly skilled team while serving as a change agent focused on delivering highly quality patient care
• Excellent organization skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities while routinely and positively interacting/engaging with all members of a multi-disciplinary team through verbal and written communication.
• Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.

Certification/Licensure Requirements:
• Current certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion required.
• Current certification in BLS (Basic Life Support) required.
• ACLS Instructor certification required within 6 mos. of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
• 7 years progressive experience as a clinical perfusionist, including a wide variety of ventricular assist devices and other various extracorporeal life support devices.
• Experience working in an academic health care environment desired.
• Knowledge of EPIC desired.


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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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