Clinical Perfusionist

Position: Clinical Perfusionist

Location: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Description: Designs and assembles extracorporeal circuits and equipment and maintains patient parameters within guidelines and as ordered by physician for cardiopulmonary bypass, left heart bypass, ventricular assist, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, veno-venous bypass for liver transplantation, intra-aortic balloon pumping, and autologous blood recovery equipment. Administers medications, anesthetic agents and blood products under the orders and supervision of a physician. Performs chemistry, blood gas, co-oximetry, and activated clotting time tests in the operating room for patients undergoing surgery.

Operates, maintains, calibrates and performs quality control testing on all of the operating room point of care laboratory equipment; maintain/monitor cryogenic storage unit for human tissue grafts.

Functions in capacity as “Assisting Perfusionist” to primary Perfusionist; duties include obtaining additional disposable supplies or medicines, charting, performing laboratory tests, troubleshooting equipment failures or malfunctions, relieving primary Perfusionist during lengthy procedures. Provides perfusion call coverage.

Responsible for accurate and timely perfusion case data entry into perfusion database.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in an allied health field or equivalent with a strong science background, and advanced training in circulation technology form a CAHEP accredited perfusion training program
  • Must be certified or eligible to sit for the certification exam and actively pursuing certification, by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Must attain certification within the first 18 months of employment. ABCP certification must be maintained during the term of employment

Contact: If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Erin Lutz, HR Consultant at erin.lutz@cchmc

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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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