Position: Perfusionist

Location: Visalia, CA


Passionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference in healthcare.

Join our 3 Perfusionist team in Visalia, CA. Kaweah Delta’s six-floor Acequia Wing, which opened its doors in 2009, is one of Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s most needed and dramatic expansions. The wing’s dedication to cardiovascular health is everywhere in its new Telemetry Department, Cardiac Surgery and Catheterization Labs, 3 new surgery suites and new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, the wing adds 38 post-delivery rooms for mothers and babies and increases the size of the Emergency Department, which handles 80,000+ visits per year. The expansion allows Kaweah Delta to improve trauma care services and build a helipad.

Program highlights:
Annual caseload approximately 250.
Cases include all adult CABGs, Valves, some aortic dissections, cell savers and 40 TAVRs and 6 ECMOs each year.
2 Surgeons and 3 Perfusionists.
One third call.

Recently rated in the top 30 happiest cities in the US, Visalia is a growing city offering a variety of amenities. Located in the San Joaquin Valley in California, Visalia is only 36 miles from the Sequoia National Park and 2 hours from Yosemite National Park. It is a great base location to visit the mountains and the ocean, with the beach only 2 hours away. Los Angeles is 190 miles South and San Francisco is 230 miles Northwest. Visalia has a vibrant downtown area that thrives with dining options, shopping, micro-breweries, and art venues. Paso Robles, a great area for wine tasting is a fun weekend trip year-round. The retail corridor offers access to the typical name brand stores and restaurants one would expect in any city. Visalia is a good option for those seeking a small town vibe with the amenities of a large city.

SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we’d like you to grow with us. We are the industry leader in perfusion—participating in over 100,000 surgeries each year in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We serve more than 350 hospitals and support nearly 600 surgeons during open heart surgeries and other complex procedures. With SpecialtyCare, you will be able to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients.

Growing through Training and Professional Development
Applicants to our Perfusion program must have completed a two-year master’s degree, a post-bachelor two-year training program, or be board certified. We provide support for our perfusionists in preparation for the certification exams and continuing education opportunities through CEU-eligible industry events—including our own annual Mechanisms of Perfusion conference. Our experienced perfusionists enjoy training and mentoring new graduates, and we ensure that all of our clinicians remain current through regular clinical and non-clinical competency evaluations.


Position Requirements
You must obtain ABCP certification within two years of joining SpecialtyCare.
Two years minimum of experience; five plus years of experience preferred.
Ability to work on Call; must live within 30 minutes from the hospital.

The Successful Candidate
The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the team and company vision. The following competencies are highly valued:
Focused on clinical quality and delivering the absolute best results for patients.
Ability to adapt and thrive in a high stress environment necessary.
Excellent communication skills and basic computer skills are essential.
Proven self-starter who works well independently and as a part of the OR team.
Lives the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.

SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will

Contact: Debbie Hughes - Perfusion Recruiter - 615-345-5384 or

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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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