Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - St. Louis, MO
Job ID: 1164570
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perfusionists find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It¿s an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you¿ll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists¿assist on unique and complex procedures¿.work with the latest technologies and treatments¿and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.
Role Purpose: 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, Licensed Perfusionist, New Grad Provisional License
Preferred Requirements: 2-5 years, Cert Clinical Perfusionist, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation