Chief Perfusionist

Position: Chief Perfusionist

Location: Annapolis, MD


Position Objective:

Chief Perfusionist is responsible for the clinical and administrative oversite of the perfusion department at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Maintains competency assessment for self and staff, ensuring accuracy and completeness of all credentialing requirements and associated documentation.
Coordinates staff development and maintains department policies and protocols, utilizing PI data.
Interprets a variety of technical and clinical data necessary to facilitate the most effective and safe patient care. Operates Cardiopulmonary bypass machine and other extracorporeal equipment as necessary to support cardiac and non-cardiac patients.
Completes performance evaluation on all perfusion staff.
Possess the decision making skills necessary to determine adequacy of bypass and effectiveness of other extracorporeal equipment operated by the Perfusion Department.
Possesses the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with other health care professionals in order to exchange and relay information.
Monitors departmental perfusion supply usage and waste, maintains appropriate supply inventory. Initiates cost saving strategies.
Exhibits communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses to assessment, treatment, and interactions with others.
Maintains perfusion quality control data and reports monthly to CV Leadership.
Ensures the perfusion department operates within all regulatory guidelines and supports research initiatives.


Educational/Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs) Perfusion program
B.S. degree in related healthcare field/ Master degree preferred
3-5 years of experience in perfusion leadership
Required License/Certifications:
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) or ABCP eligibility.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensure as “Perfusion Advanced” (currently a CCP) by the Maryland Board of Physicians
Licensure/Certification/Registration: “Perfusion Basic” (not a CCP) - Graduate of a CAAHEP Perfusion program but have not completed the requirements to take the ABCP exam. Tenure contingent on obtaining licensure as Perfusion Advanced within 2 years of Perfusion Basic title
CPR certification (must have American Heart Association - Health Care Provider)


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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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