Director, Perfusion ECMO Management

Position: Director, Perfusion ECMO Management

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Description: The Director of ECMO, having been appropriately trained to manage extracorporeal systems and under the direction of a prescribing physician, will perform direct patient care through the implementation, operation and management of the ECMO system. The Director will ensure the safe and effective operation of the equipment by performing routine assessments, interventions and practices as described in the ELSO practice guidelines. The Director will have perfusion oversight of all UPMC and External ECMO programs. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychological support needs. Evaluates learning needs of patient and family and provides education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. The work area is primarily the operating room and the Open Heart ICU but the possibility exists for working throughout the hospital. This is a full time exempt position.


Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion or met Grandfather Clause of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and Pennsylvania Licensing Board.
•5 years of Perfusion experience preferred.
•3 years of ECMO experience preferred.
•2 year of simulation and training experience preferred.
•Physical Requirements: Physical requirements-According to UPMC policy and include ability to transport via ambulance and air.

Licensure/Certification Required: Certified according to guidelines of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Pennsylvania perfusion license according to House Bills 500 and 501 Current Pennsylvania driver's license.
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
•American Board Cardiovascular Perfusionist
•Basic Life Support
•Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
•Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
•Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
•Driver's License
•Osteopathic Perfusionist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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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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