Perfusionist

Position: Perfusionist

Location: South Bend, IN

Description: Reports to the Executive Director, Surgical Services and works in collaboration with the Cardiothoracic Surgeon group. Operates extra-corporeal circulation equipment and provides perfusion services during cardiac and cardiovascular surgery, intra-aortic balloon pump services, auto-transfusion services and other related patient care.

Base rate for this position is based on experience but does include a $19.24 add hourly rate. This calculates to a $40,000 yearly bonus. $20,000 Sign-on Bonus for 2+ years of experience and $10,000 Sign-on Bonus for < 2 years of experience.

Requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, physics and sterile techniques.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of the functions, uses and theory behind extra-corporeal circulation equipment and auto transfusion devices used in cardiac and cardiovascular surgery.

Requires analytical skills to assess patient’s condition and assist in planning and organizing the operation of perfusion services.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, families, staff members and physicians.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to report appropriate information needed by other health team members.

Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities. May be exposed to bio-hazards.

Requires ability to operate highly technical equipment and manual dexterity and visual acuity to observe and care for patients.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide C PR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.

Requirements: The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an approved program in perfusion technology from an accredited college, certification as a Clinical Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or similar accrediting agency or certification-eligible and sufficient clinical experience in perfusion to demonstrate competence in the field.

Contact: http://www.beaconhealthsystem.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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