Pediatric Perfusionist

Position: Pediatric Perfusionist

Location: St. Louis Children's Hospital

Description: Under the general supervision of the Chief Perfusionist and attending physician, the Staff Perfusionist provides extracorporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary bypass and related perfusion activities during surgical procedures.

Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts cardiopulmonary bypass including, but not inclusive of the procedure to be performed. Selects supplies required for the procedure, sets up, primes, and tear down of the equipment
  • Administers pharmaceuticals and intravenous solutions under the supervision of attending cardiothoracic surgeon or anesthesiologist
  • Evaluates new technology released by industry to assess its effectiveness and/or improvements to patient care; instructs and mentors peers on the use of equipment and supplies
  • Selects, sets-up, operates and monitors the extracorporeal membrane oxygenator systems, ventricular assist devices, and paracorporeal lung assist devices according to hospital protocol
  • Transports patients out from originating entity on extracoporeal devices by ground transportation and may participate in the transport (mobile or fixed-wing) of patients supported by extracorporeal devices to outside hospital.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree- Nursing/Physical Sci/related
  • Experience: <2 years
  • Supervisor Experience: No Experience
  • Licenses & Certifications: Licensed Perfusionist, New Grad Provisional License

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience - 2-5 years
  • Cert Clinical Perfusionist
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Contact: Tawana Gates at tawana.gates@bjc.org

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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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