Position: Perfusionist

Location: Jackson, TN

Description: Responsible for providing clinical perfusion and/or operation of cell saver to insure age specific patient care that includes pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Under the administrative supervision of the Inpatient/Specialty Clinic Director and the clinical supervision of the Cardio-Vascular surgeon, Operating Surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist is responsible for providing safe and effective cardio-pulmonary bypass for patients, addressing age specific needs, requiring open heart procedures and/or cell saver. Must operate and demonstrate knowledge of the physiological effect of the following systems:
1) Heart-Lung bypass, 2) Left and Right Ventricular Assist Devices, 3) Cell-saving Devices, 4) Coagulation Study Devices, 5) Hemo-Concentration Devices, 6) Cardioplegia Delivery Systems, 7) Blood Flow Measuring Devices, 8) Pressure Monitoring Devices, 9) Hemoglobin Measuring Devices, 10) Heater/Cooler Devices, 11) Ecmo Services, 12) Blood gas monitoring devices, 13) Angiovac, 14) BMA / Platelet Gel, 15) STS Data, 16) Maintenance and cleaning of all equipment as needed, 17) Maintaining Inventory, 18) Medi-stim Flow Probe

Employee is subject to call back as required by the hospital.

Requirements: Skill and proficiency in the principles, concepts, and techniques of cardio-pulmonary bypass. Such proficiency as acquired through completion of an accredited Perfusion Program. Certified or certification eligible by American Board of Cardio-Vascular Perfusion. Knowledge of hospital and surgical policies and procedures as acquired through an accredited Perfusion Program. 

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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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