Chief Perfusionist - Pediatrics

Position: Chief Perfusionist - Pediatrics

Location: Augusta, GA

Description: 

Passionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference in healthcare.

SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we’d like you to grow with us. We are the industry leader in perfusion—participating in over 130,000 surgeries each year in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We serve more than 350 hospitals and support nearly 600 surgeons during open heart surgeries and other complex procedures. With SpecialtyCare, you will be able to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients.

Augusta University Health includes 478-bed AUMC, 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia with the region’s only Level IV NICU, and more than 80 outpatient clinics. As a 13-county Level 1 trauma center and academic health center, AUMC provides a full range of clinical services with world-class clinicians, pioneering research, and the latest technologies and breakthroughs

AUMC performs approximately 440 cases - 340 adult and - 100 pediatric per year. This is a wonderful team that supports 3 surgeons. We pump all adult cases, expect transplants and all pediatric cases. Each perfusionist pumps approximately 80-90 cases per year. Almost all pediatric cases are performed by the Chief Pediatric Perfusionist. We do no adult ECMO at this time but do some pediatric ECMO cases, approximately 4 per year.

Augusta, GA is located on the Savannah River which borders SC. Home of the Master’s Golf Tournament, it has a local minor league baseball team, and is roughly 2.5 hours from a wide array of activities beyond its already wonderful climate and outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, golfing, and fishing are all available. Additionally, close by is Aiken SC, known for being a southern home to many Equestrian events and lifestyles and has its own version of a Triple Crown series. Atlanta GA, Greenville SC, Ashville NC, Columbia SC, Charleston SC, and Savannah GA are all within a short morning drive with plenty of time to enjoy the day. Home of the Army Cyber Command Center and a long standing medical community, Augusta is a wonderful place to live, enjoy life, and raise a family. Many locally owned farm-to-table restaurants continue to succeed along with all the national culinary options available as well. Columbia County just west of Augusta is ranked extremely high for their school systems and lifestyle.

Requirements:

Position Requirements

ABCP certification is required.
Five plus years of experience; previous experience as a Chief Perfusionist preferred.
Ability to work on Call; must live within 30 minutes from the hospital.

SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will

Contact:  Debbie Hughes - Perfusion Recruiter - 615-345-5384 or debbie.hughes@specialtycare.net

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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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