Location: Orlando, FL
An autotransfusionist, also known as a perioperative blood management technologist, is a specialized allied health professional who operates the cell saver machine during surgeries that expect significant blood loss.
The autotransfusionist is responsible for collecting shed blood from the patient during the operation, scrubs or cleans the blood of impurities, then makes it available to be reinfused into the patient. The process is commonly known as "cell-saver" and is considered far superior to the use of blood from a donor, because it reduces the possibility of infection and provides more functional cells back to the patient.
Autotransfusionists are expected to initiate and maintain written documentation specific to intra-operative and post-operative autotransfusion. The documentation is to include specific equipment used, supplies used, anticoagulants, wash solutions, volume of blood processed, quality controls, personnel involved, and patient data.
After surgery, the autotransfusionist will properly dispose of used circuits and related supplies, clean all autotransfusion equipment, and perform routine maintenance as a preventative measure.
Autotransfusionists are involved in many types of surgical procedures, including, but not limited to, the following:
Jehovah Witness with patient approval and expected large blood loss.
Patient with antibodies for whom cross-matched blood is unavailable
Kidney, pancreas, and small bowel transplant
Thoracic aortic aneurysm
Autotransfusionists must attend and complete an intraoperative autotransfusion specialist training program.
Job Type: Full-time
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current PBMT certification
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