Location: Bismarck, ND
Performs extra-corporeal circulation, using heart-lung machines, during various cardiac surgeries to allow cardiac surgeons to focus on performing procedures. Performs cardio-pulmonary perfusions in various cardiac surgeries to ensure patients' circulatory and respiratory needs are met. Operates heart-lung machines and other relevant equipment for cardio-pulmonary perfusion. Monitors, calibrates and maintains devices according to relevant standards. Monitors a spectrum of physiologic parameters and copes with emergency situations during cardio-pulmonary perfusion procedures. Adheres to quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure accurate and safe practices in cardiopulmonary perfusion. Operation of blood salvage. Sets up and primes pumps for on-bypass procedures and cell savers. Calibrates instrumentation for on-bypass.
In addition, the clinical perfusionist often functions in supportive roles for other medical specialties. Including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to assist in long-term support of patients outside of the operation room environment.
Certification or board-eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is required. Maintain requirements for certification through the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is required.