Perfusionist

Position: Perfusionist

Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH 

Description: 

  • Assembles all equipment and medications appropriate to a particular procedure. Sets-up, primes and de-bubbles functioning unit under aseptic conditions. Verifies proper operation of all mechanical and ventilatory systems, including safety devices.
  • Develops preoperative perfusion plan and calculates perfusion formulae based on patient's medical history.
  • Establishes continuous arterial-venous system on the patient at the beginning of open-heart surgery. Continuously monitors physiological parameters and evaluates successful perfusion technique.
  • Sets-up, calibrates and monitors in-line monitoring devices. Evaluates data and adapts perfusion plan accordingly.
  • Alters perfusion plan during surgery to meet the needs of patient or surgeon, or mechanical failure or problem.
  • Ensures proper termination of perfusion and support of vital signs when heart and lungs resume functioning following surgery. Documents perfusion activities in patient record. Charges for supplies and services used.
  • Disassembles heart-lung pump. Disposes of contaminated materials appropriately, cleaning up all non-disposable parts.
  • Maintains instruments, medication and equipment supplies for caseload/emergencies.
  • Sets-up and operates blood conservation systems for open-heart patients. Assists blood conservation procedures in other rooms.
  • Operates intra-aortic balloon pump for open-heart patients.
  • Provides ventricular assist technology to patient. If roller or centrifugal pumps are utilized, provides 24-hour coverage until assist effort is terminated.
  • Performs regular inspections and routine maintenance of perfusion equipment. Arranges for periodic professional service at appropriate intervals and emergency services, as needed. Informs appropriate personnel if a piece of equipment must be taken out of service for safety reasons.
  • Completes statistics for database, research and quality assurance purposes.
  • Keeps up-to-date with current developments in the field and of quality assurance and liability issues.

Requirements:

Qualified candidates will be certified or certifiable by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. A Bachelor's degree with 2 years of post-graduate school in Perfusion or the equivalent in education and experience is required. Experience with membrane oxygenation, roller and centrifugal pumps, and intra-aortic balloon pumps is preferred. In addition, the candidate should currently be registered in the state of New Hampshire as a Medical Technologist.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered health care, D-H is on a path to create a sustainable health system for the region and as a model for the nation. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Contact: www.Careers.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org

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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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