Staff Perfusionist

Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Description: University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, a Level I Trauma Center for the area providing >460 open heart procedures has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Perfusionist. Knoxville is located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, a beautiful area that provides numerous outdoor recreational, hiking, and boating opportunities.

The successful candidate will be joining the existing staff of four perfusionists and will be responsible for:

  • Adult perfusion cases
  • OPCAB procedures
  • TAVR procedures
  • Robotic cardiac procedures
  • Maquet Intra aortic balloon pumps
  • Non-cardiac and cardiac Autotransfusion processing/ hemoconcentration
  • ABIOMED Impella ventricular assist device
  • Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI)
  • Hyperthermic Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • I-stat blood gas/lab analysis
  • Hepcon HMS anticoagulation monitoring
  • Equal distribution of single call with existing staff of 4 Perfusionists 

Requirements: Candidates must be certified or eligible for the certification process by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion as well as Licensed Clinical Perfusionist in the State of Tennessee.

Contact: Online applications completed at: or email 

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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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