Clinical Perfusionist

Position: Clinical Perfusionist

Location: University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) & Children’s Hospital, Utrecht (WKZ) The Netherlands

Description: Heartbeat is a private Dutch perfusion group. (
Due to continued expansion of our activities Heartbeat offers an immediate opening for a clinical perfusionist at the UMCU. In the UMCU we have a caseload of approximately 900 adult open heart operations annually. We are responsible for an extensive heart and lung transplant program and a quickly growing cardiac assist device program. Furthermore, we provide approximately 300 ECLS/ECMO support days per year for cardiothoracic surgery and the Intensive Care Unit. In the WKZ we do roughly 250 pediatric cases per year. Additionally,the perfusionists participate in clinical cardiovascular research and in the Mechanical Circulatory Support team. The perfusionists also perform HIPEC procedures in the UMCU.

Requirements: We seek a motivated team player with effective communication skills in English and/or Dutch. We expect experience with all forms of extracorporeal circulation and cardiopulmonary support techniques.The position requires a bachelors degree and certification by an accredited program in Cardiopulmonary Perfusion Technology, and the candidate should have at least 3 years of clinical experience.

Contact: Send your resume to: 

For more information: Jan Folkert Heida +31 0654678600 (UMCU location)

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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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