Perfusionist

Position: Perfusionist

Location: Bloomington, IN

Description: Adult CV program that focuses on CABG and Valve cases. Individuals staffing this position perform clinical perfusion, which is defined as those functions necessary for the support or treatment of the cardiopulmonary/circulatory system of the patient. The incumbent operates extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace the patient's cardiopulmonary/circulatory function and ensures the proper management of physiologic functions by monitoring the necessary variables.

Requisition Number: 234438 

Requirements:

• Requires knowledge of cardiovascular and respiratory systems, physiology, anatomy, mechanical and electronic equipment as well as new innovations in the field of open heart surgery.
• Requires perfusion experience in applying knowledge of biology, chemistry and physiology in a hospital operating room setting.
• Requires open heart surgery and surgical perfusion procedure experience.
• Requires the ability to detect meaningful changes in the patient's condition and use appropriate judgement in determining what changes should be brought to the attention of the surgeon or anesthesiologist.
• Requires the ability to make immediate decisions and to respond quickly with appropriate actions during surgery based upon equipment readings and analysis of data.
• Requires the ability to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain a wide variety of cardiovascular perfusion, life support, and blood salvage equipment, instrumentation and supplies.
• Incumbents to this position with training completed after April 15, 1981 are required to maintain cardiovascular perfusion certification (or to be eligible for the perfusion certification examination process).
• Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
• Incumbents who have completed perfusion training after April 15, 1981 are required to have completed satisfactorily their clinical and didactic coursework from an accredited perfusion training program.

Contact: https://careers.iuhealth.org/search/perfusionist

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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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