Chief Perfusionist

Position: Chief Perfusionist 

Location:  New York, NY 


With general oversight from the Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Administrative Director for Cardiovascular Surgery, the Chief of Perfusion Services is responsible for the development and operation of Perfusion Services to include administration, technical and organizational aspects in accordance with applicable Federal, State, Cardiovascular Surgery and general hospital rules/regulations, policies and procedures. These include, but are not limited to accreditation, teaching, orientation and staffing, and the overall day-to-day operations of the Service. Provides staff with resources necessary to perform their roles safely and competently. Effectively leads the team while promoting efficiency in utilization of both personnel and non-personnel resources. Works with the Chief, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Perfusion staff to ensure a quality-based, customer-oriented flow of work. Operates extracorporeal circulation equipment and prepares and administers blood products and prescription solutions through bypass circuitry.
The individual must possess a thorough knowledge of current Joint Commission and HIPAA standards. Requires discretion and judgment to organize priorities, assure adequate resources, support patient needs, promote professional and personal development and handle confidential information.
Responsible To: Clinical responsibility and oversight falls under the Chief and Chairman of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department and/or his qualified designee. Administrative responsibility falls under the Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services.



Bachelor’s Degree in Perfusion Technology or Bachelor Degree with a Certificate in Perfusion Technology from an accredited cardiovascular perfusion education program.

5+ years experience as a Perfusionist and 3-5 years of management experience required.
Highly skilled in the management of a perfusion program, including operations, finance and program development.

Able to design, communicate and ensure the attainment of program vision, standards and goals.
Able to execute the responsibilities of the role in a timely, cooperative and effective manner within a consensus driven, academic hospital setting.
Proven and successful leadership ability to advance the program, serve patients and the organization and management of staff.
Able to build and sustain working relationships with leaders of the department and hospital as well as other entities within Mount Sinai Health System and those external, such as vendors. Strong interpersonal skills as well as in influencing and negotiation.
Proficient in communicating technical information in individual and group settings as well as in writing. Able to train personnel and speak publicly. Demonstrated ability to promote perfusion services within the hospital and the healthcare community.


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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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