Position: Relief Perfusionist (Per Diem)
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Description: The Perfusion team at Stanford Health Care is looking for a relief experienced perfusionist with 6-10 years of experience. Relief perfusionists work at least 5 days a quarter (2 days a month), rotating 10-hour shifts Sunday – Saturday, depending on the business need of the team. We also have future upcoming opportunities to support the opening of our new hospital in 2019. Please apply to this job and learn more about the openings and the interview process.The Perfusionist is responsible for operating extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient's circulatory or respiratory function. All actions of the Perfusionist are performed as prescribed by an attending physician and in accordance with SHC policy. Perfusionists perform all routine and advanced clinical and non-clinical functions as described in Perfusion Service Protocols, Policies and Guidelines and in conformance with the Scope of Practice outlined in the California Perfusion Titling Act (Business & Professions Code 2590) as well as the Ethical Standards of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).
Under the direction of and in consultation with a physician(s), Perfusionists set up and operate the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipment used in the operating room, such as physiological monitoring instrumentation, and related ancillary equipment, which keeps the patient alive while a surgeon is operating on them by supporting their circulatory and respiratory functions. The Perfusionist manages the patient's altered physiological functions throughout the procedure.
In addition, perfusionists, directed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist, are responsible for regulating the patient's levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide; for measuring selected laboratory values such as blood cell count; and for monitoring circulation. At times, perfusionists administer blood products, anesthetic or other pharmaceutical agents through the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit on prescription and/or appropriate protocol. The Perfusionist is responsible for the monitoring of blood gases and the adequate anticoagulation of the patient, induction of hypothermia, hemodilution, and other duties, when prescribed.
The Perfusionist is knowledgeable concerning the variety of equipment available to perform extracorporeal circulation functions and provides consultation to the physician in the selection of the appropriate equipment and techniques to be used. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
Requirements: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
1.) Sufficient education, training, and clinical experience in perfusion to meet the requirements of the State of California as stipulated by Business and Professions Code Sections 2590-2596.
2.) BLS - Active Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider certification by the American Heart Association.
3.) CCP-ABCP Active certification as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).
4.) 6-10 years of related experience preferred.