Pediatric Perfusionist

Position: Pediatric Perfusionist

Location: Austin, TX

Description: Dell Medical School at Dell Children's Hospital: Perform perfusion services to support a full spectrum of pediatric and congenital surgery including cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), adult congenital surgery, and neonatal surgery.

Assembles, operates and disassembles the heart lung machine within the accepted safe scope of established clinical practice.
Provides total patient support during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Sets up and operates ECMO's, Cell Savers, Rapid Infusion devices and all available perfusion devices which may involve the use of X-rays or fluoroscopy as a diagnostic aid in the procedure.
Manages the patient parameters within the accepted safe ranges of established clinical practice.
Supports organ transplants, laser procedures, new surgical procedures and perioperative LVAD support.
Performs patient charting. Prepares sterile packs.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and completion of an accredited school of perfusion and eligible to take the certification examination of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and/or currently a CCP in good standing. Must have at least five years of related experience and in depth knowledge of pediatric cardiovascular anomalies and cardiovascular procedures, cardiac drugs, and blood components.  Extensive experience with Pediatric Perfusion, ECMO and VADs is preferred.


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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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