Cardiac Perfusionist

Position: Cardiac Perfusionist

Location: Norfolk, VA

Description: Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Perfusionist to work full-time with our Cardiac OR team. Generous Sign On Bonus available and Relocation Assistance can be provided! Come enjoy the opportunity to live in beautiful Coastal Virginia. Sentara Heart Hospital is nestled in Norfolk, VA, the city on the water. Old meets new in this naval town at the confluence of the Elizabeth River, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in the late 17th century, Norfolk is loaded with historic character, maritime lore, and outdoor adventure but also offers growing culinary and arts landscapes, especially in neighborhoods like happening Ghent. Find plenty to do along an expansive waterfront, with museums, galleries, breweries, and endless options for enjoying fresh seafood. We’re minutes away from Virginia Beach and just a few short hours from Richmond, Washington DC, and the Outer Banks. Sentara Heart Hospital is the region's first and only dedicated heart hospital. 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 36 pre-/post procedural rooms for patients undergoing interventional cardiac procedures. Our perfusion team currently consists of nine perfusionists with a goal to reach thirteen this year. This team supports over 1000 adult cases a year. Our Perfusionist work with cutting edge technology and programs such as heart transplants, CABGS, valve repair/replacements, ECMO, TAVR, and ventricular assist devices just to name a few.

Requirements: Required Education: Bachelor's Level Degree Licenses and Certifications required: Basic Life Support, Certified Cardiac Perfusionist. Will consider new graduates from accredited perfusion school. If hired without certification, employee is required to obtain Cardiac Perfusionist certification (CCP) within one year. 


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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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