Cardiac Perfusionist

Position: Cardiac Perfusionist

Location: Norfolk, VA

Description: Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Certified Cardiac Perfusionist to work full-time with our Cardiac OR team. Come enjoy the opportunity to live in the beautiful Coastal Area of Virginia and work for a top healthcare system! Sentara Heart Hospital is the region's first and only dedicated heart hospital. This exceptional facilities carries on Sentara Norfolk General's tradition for cardiac excellence by consistently ranking among the nation's top 50 heart programs in the U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings. At Sentara Heart Hospital offers comprehensive cardiac services from diagnostic to open heart surgery and transplants at one location. This state-of-the-art hospital features all-private rooms, 112 inpatient beds and 45 pre-/post procedural rooms for patients undergoing interventional cardiac procedures. Our team consists of eight Perfusionist's and we handle over 1000 mainly all adult cases a year. Each Perfusionist is eligible to receive a lucrative case rate on top of their base rate salary. Our Perfusionist work with cutting edge technology and programs such as total artificial hearts, heart/lung transplants, CABGS, valve repair/replacements, ECMO, TAVR, and ventricular assist devices just to name a few. Contact Jean Hurrell at for more information on this amazing opportunity!

Requirements: OB Summary: Under medical supervision, the Cardiac Perfusionist prepares appropriate perfusion equipment for surgery, monitors equipment during surgery, performs pre and post-operative maintenance on perfusion equipment, and computes parameters for surgery to facilitate quality patient care for all open heart surgical procedures.

Required Education: Bachelor's Level Degree
Licenses and Certifications
Required: Basic Life Support, Certified Cardiac Perfusionist
Skills: Communication, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Microsoft Office, Monitoring, Negotiation, Science, Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, Systems Analysis, Technology/Computer, Time Management
Will consider new graduates from accredited perfusion school. If hired without certification, employee is required to obtain Cardiac Perfusionist certification (CCP) within one year.

Contact: Jean Hurrell, Talent Acquisition Specialist Sentara Healthcare   

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AmSECT Membership Eligibility

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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