Perfusionist

Position: Perfusionist

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Description: Our people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. We are currently seeking a Perfusionist to join our growing network.

Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is located in Lehigh Valley, PA - a wonderful place to live and work! Lehigh Valley is composed of three mid-sized cities surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and countryside. The hospital is conveniently located only 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City. The shoreline of New Jersey and its beach attractions are approximately 45 miles east of the Lehigh Valley region. The area offers a moderate cost of living, ten colleges and universities, excellent public schools, and an abundance of cultural and recreational activities.

LVHN's Heart and Vascular Center is one the largest in PA. LVHN has been named numerous times as one of the country's top programs for heart care and heart surgery by U.S News & World Report. Approximately 950 open heart cases are performed annually. The LVHN cardiac program performs all adult interventions include CABG, Valves, TAVR, VADS, ECMO and some HIPEC procedures.

This is hospital employed position offering an attractive benefits and compensation package including CME times and funds.

As assigned by the Manager of Perfusion Services, and according to the prescribed standards, the Perfusionist performs those functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, and/or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and/or circulatory system of the patient. The Perfusionist performs advanced technical work in the selection, preparation, operation, and maintenance of a wide variety of technical perfusion equipment utilized in cardiac surgery, as well as, other circulatory devices and ancillary technologies, and close cooperation with the attending physician in extra-corpreal perfusion practices.

Requirements: Successful completion of a formal perfusion training program at an accredited school of perfusion. ABCP Certification, valid PA license, and a minimum of one year experience required.

Licensure and Certifications: ABCP Certification and valid PA License.

Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities. 

Contact: Contact Robert Mimari for more details at (610) 554-4443; email:Robert.Mimari@lvhn.org 

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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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