Cardiovascular Clinical Staff Perfusionist

Position: Cardiovascular Clinical Staff Perfusionist

Location: Seattle, WA

Description: The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is seeking a clinical Perfusionist to join a current staff of eleven.  We are one of the leading providers of services in cardio-thoracic surgery in the state of Washington. 

Requirements: All Perfusionists shall assist in cardio-thoracic surgery at UWMC. With 85 percent of our cases performed at UWMC. The other fifteen percent at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Perfusionists are responsible for the preparation, and operation of the heart and lung machine for any cardio-thoracic cases. Our case load includes but is not limited to performing heart, lung and liver transplants as well as CABGs, Valves, PTEs, Aortic Dissections, Complex Adult Congenital Cases and Angio Vac. We stand by for TAVRs and Laser Lead Extractions, provide cell saving services and support our VAD nurses. Currently our Perfusionist are also responsible for OCS and ECLS. Our ECLS program is growing and we are doing ECLS transport. Perfusionist are also clinical instructors, as we are a clinical site with students rotating through.

Perfusionist must be able to work independently as well as cohesively with other perfusionist, the OR staff and surgeons. Perfusionist will take an average of 10 days of call a month. Perfusionist needs to be able to lead, teach and willing to be flexible as we are a busy and growing hospital providing the most advance care to our patients. Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.


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