Chief Perfusionist

Position: Chief Perfusionist 

Location: South Bend (Mishawaka), IN

Description: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit hospital located in North Central Indiana in the home city of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. A 254-bed-acute-care hospital in Mishawaka providing compassionate, faith-based care with the latest in advanced medical technology, member of Trinity Health, performing 130-150 open heart surgeries per year and approximately 300 autotransfusion and platelet gel cases per year. The chief perfusionist (or interim) will oversee all open heart surgery cases at SJRMC, manage 2 perfusion assistants with cases between SJRMC & Goshen Hospital, inventory management, and cath lab support. Cases are all adult CABGs & Valves, includes IABP support, ECMO for transport only, VAD capable but not routinely performed, Impella assistance in the OR when used, and stand-by in the cath lab when requested. Mishawaka is tucked away 3 hours from Indianapolis, 2.5 hours from Chicago, 3.5 hours from Detroit, and encompasses plenty of parks and lakes near by. Lake Michigan is about 40 minutes away, a highly dog friendly and bike friendly area, and home of the Studebaker museum and many automobile enthusiasts.

The heart program is expanding its caliper with upcoming new heart lung machines, a new hybrid room, 14 SICU rooms currently, experienced cardiac team in a warm, professional, exciting environment. Little to no trauma or emergency cases, no weekend scheduled cases, however, preparation should any of these circumstances arise is available. This is a great opportunity for taking ownership of the program.


  • ABCP Certified
  • > 5 years experience (preferred)
  • No state licensure
  • Management & leadership skills a must
  • Strong work ethic & professionalism 

Contact: Michael Coyne (574) 229-7167 or

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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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