Perfusionist

Position: Perfusionist

Location: Bowling Green, KY

Description: 
THE POSITION: Med Center Health is seeking a full-time Staff Perfusionist responsible for the setup and safe operation of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine and associated equipment as needed during cardiac surgery or cardiopulmonary support.  This includes IABP therapy, support and education, ECMO initiation, cell salvage and standby support for Cath Lab TAVR and Watchman procedures. Graduation from an accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion and certified or certification eligible is required. The call would be equally shared by all perfusion staff. Experience preferred but will consider the right new graduate.
THE PROGRAM: Med Center Health’s flagship hospital, The Medical Center at Bowling Green, is designated as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for Cardiac Care by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We perform over 400 adult hearts per year and expect continued growth.  We have two dedicated cardiac operating rooms with hybrid ORs in the planning stages.  We work with a state of the art electronic medical record system that allows the Perfusionist to focus on patient care.  Average surgery time and length of stay is lower than the national average with above-average outcomes. Constant communication with patients and families before, during and after surgery shows a level of care and compassion not found in the big city.
THE PEOPLE: Our heart surgeons have worked together for over 25 years.  We are adding a third surgeon with the same level of experience.  Our perfusionists have more than 40 years of combined experience and look forward to an additional perfusionist to join our heart team family. We have dedicated anesthesia, nurses and scrub personnel with low turnover. This is a place to start and end a long career in serving the needs of our patients.
THE PLACE: Bowling Green is a thriving University town, home of Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green Campus.  It is a beautiful town and the third-largest and fastest-growing city in Kentucky as well as the dining and shopping hub for a dozen surrounding counties.   Time Magazine named Bowling Green the Best Place to Live in Kentucky.
Bowling Green is bustling with a diverse economy and population, award-winning schools, affordable housing, and big-city amenities. Being centrally located on I-65 affords visitors and residents easy access to Nashville, TN (60 miles) and Louisville, KY (110 miles).
For more information on Bowling Green, visit:  www.bgky.org/visitors

Requirements:
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of cardiovascular perfusion (or OJT and current ABCP certification); Advanced knowledge and proficiency in components of perfusion practice and their application in highly technical and sophisticated environments.
Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in biological science; General computer skills
Licensure/Certification Required: Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. License by appropriate state licensing board; Adherence to all state regulations and health codes that govern perfusionists; Certification shall be obtained from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion within 2 years of commencement of employment.

Contact: Trisha Lackey, Physician Recruiter - lackta@mchealth.net  - 270-796-5569

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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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