Position: Pediatric Perfusionist
Location: DMC- Children's Hospital of Michigan- Detroit
Description: Children’s Hospital of Michigan is seeking an experienced, certified pediatric perfusionist to providing perfusion services for a dynamic pediatric cardiac surgical program that has been in existence for 45 years. Cases include the full range of neonatal and infant cardiac surgical repairs as well as adult congenital cases, ECMO, ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplantation.
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, organized and dynamic team player, preferably with experience in perfusion for congenital cardiac surgery. Experience in pediatric ECMO and pediatric ventricular assist devices is desirable. Non-clinical duties include various administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief of Pediatric Perfusion and the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery.
As a 228-bed, free-standing pediatric and academic teaching center for Wayne State University School of Medicine, CHM has continued to pioneer advances in medical care for children for the last 125 years, evaluating 153,000 outpatients and 94,000 emergency patients per year and performing 14,000 annual surgeries. CHM has recently completed construction of an integrated pediatric cardiology / cardiac surgical outpatient center and a new patient tower that houses a dedicated pediatric cardiac surgical operating room and a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, as well as new Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. Also, recently completed are a new pediatric imaging center and an expansive atrium/lobby entrance.
The CHM Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Department is a cohesive and close-knit group consisting of two pediatric cardiac surgeons, 5 advance practice providers, three nurse clinicians, two cardiac transplant coordinators, one data coordinator and two administrative assistants. There are also three full-time, certified pediatric perfusionists, a team of dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, and a team of pediatric cardiac circulating nurses and scrub techs. The successful applicant will pump only pediatric / congenital cases at one hospital and will also become an integral member of a program with excellent patient outcomes, quality surgeons, and a stimulating work environment.
Requirements: Under the direction of the cardiothoracic surgeon or anesthesiologist, sets up and operates the heart-lung machine, physiologic instrumentation and related ancillary equipment to provide cardiac support for patients undergoing open-heart or other thoracic surgical procedures where it is necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient's circulatory or respiratory function. Maintains all equipment and supplies utilized in Perfusion services.
1. Graduate of accredited School of Perfusion Technology.
2. Board-eligible or certified as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.