Chief Perfusionist

Position: Chief Perfusionist

Location: Lexington, KY


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

SpecialtyCare is a leading provider of clinical services to hospitals. We partner with hospitals to drive, sustain, and accelerate high performance. We offer a portfolio of solutions that include neuromonitoring, perfusion, surgical assist, autotransfusion, minimally invasive surgical support, and sterile processing. SpecialtyCare’s clinicians focus their efforts to improve operational efficiencies, improve outcomes, and maintain exceptional levels of satisfaction. We compete on results.

Contributing to Research and Innovation
We support our team members who have a special interest in innovation by lowering barriers to research and publishing, and take great pride in our clinicians who have advanced industry standards and guidelines in both perfusion and cardiac surgery. All of our full-time perfusionists are encouraged to attend conferences and to be active participants in their respective state perfusion societies, so we offer funds and paid time away to attend professional meetings.

Position and Team
Very Generous Sign-on Bonus AND Living Expenses for 1 Year!!!

Consider living in the "Horse Capital of the World" in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region.

This is an exceptional long standing SpecialtyCare contract with a growing caseload and very committed long term Perfusion team. We have exceptional and supportive leadership over this account and our caseload consists of mainly CABGS and valves, TAVRS, some complex aortic cases and limited ECMO. Our Perfusion team consists of 5 perfusionists who work with outstanding and efficient surgeons with excellent outcomes.

Whether you prefer to live in a farm like setting or prefer the bustling city life, either will be acceptable for call purposes. Lexington is no small town, but has a small town feeling. Not only is Lexington scattered with rolling hills and farmland, there are 122 public parks to enjoy. Lexington has an easy commute around the city and only an hour drive to Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH. Within a few hours’ drive to Nashville, TN, Indianapolis, IN, and Columbus, OH.


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.
The Successful Candidate:
The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the team and company vision. The following competencies are highly valued:

Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to develop and grow teams
Ability to influence perceptions, decisions and actions of others
Likes to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment with the ability to meet deadlines
Must communicate with confidence, build relationships through inspiring trust and sharing information and be able to challenge assumptions
Lives the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability

SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will

Contact: Debbie Hughes - Perfusion Recruiter - 615-345-5384 or

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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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