Clinical Perfusionist

Position: Clinical Perfusionist

Location: Arnot Health, Elmira, New York

Description: The Clinical Perfusionist will set-up and operate devices such as the heart-lung machine for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures, VADS, ECMO, intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) and autologous Auto transfusion.  He/she will also provide intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) and surgical backup for procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, ICU, or Emergency Room. Will maintain complete life-support for patients on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in conjunction with the surgical and anesthetic support. Additional duties are listed in the job description and are available upon request.

Requirements: BLS certified.  Graduate of approved program in perfusion technology or OJT (On the Job Training with 3-4 year’s experience)  preferred.  Certification eligible or certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion preferred. Required to obtain NY State Perfusion License by 2018. Must be in good physical condition and mental health.  Must be able to push heavy equipment and move large boxes of supplies.  Must be able to handle high levels of stress in emergency situations. Must be able to respond quickly to problem-solving situations while maintaining excellent personal relations.

Contact: Valerie Cady, Recruitment Specialist 607-737-4178 or 607-271-7085

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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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