Clinical Perfusionist

Position: Clinical Perfusionist 

Location: Seattle, WA

Description: The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time clinical Perfusionist to join a current staff of eleven. This is a faculty appointment at the rank of Teaching Associate on a twelve month service period, with an anticipated start date of July 2019. We are one of the leading providers of services in cardiothoracic surgery in the region.

Perfusionists assist in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. The Perfusionist will provide an average of 10 days of call a month.

Perfusionists are responsible for the preparation, and operation of the heart and lung machine for cardiothoracic cases. Our case load includes but is not limited to performing heart, lung and liver transplants as well as CABGs, Valves, PTEs, Aortic Dissections, Complex Adult Congenital Cases and Angio Vac. We stand by for TAVRs and Laser Lead Extractions, provide cell saving services and support for our VAD nurses. We are a busy and growing hospital providing the most advanced cardiovascular care to our patients. Perfusionists are also responsible for OCS and ECLS. Perfusionists also have a clinical instructor teaching role, as we are a clinical site with students rotating through.

Requirements: Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Must work independently as well as cohesively with other members of the perfusion team, OR staff, and surgeons.


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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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