Lead Perfusionist

Position: Lead Perfusionist

Location: Boston, MA 


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), located in Boston, MA currently has an opportunity for an experienced Perfusionist to join a team of 17 full time Perfusionists and 3 Mechanical Assist Specialists as the Lead Perfusionist. This advanced position is a great opportunity for an individual interested in developing their leadership skills and working with a dynamic surgical team. The MGH Lead Perfusionist will work closely with the Director of Perfusion Services to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Provide oversight of daily clinical operations

Identify opportunities for improved quality and safety
Facilitate quality improvement and research projects
Be a resource to and mentor perfusion team members
Evaluate new technology and facilitate implementation
Provide education and ensure competency

The MGH Perfusion team has responsibility for several services and programs including:

Adult cardiopulmonary bypass for a complex case mix including a high volume of aortic, adult congenital, minimally invasive valve, heart and lung transplant, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy procedures

Temporary and long-term mechanical assist devices
Liver transplantation
Hyperthermic chemotherapy
Circulatory support for donor heart, lung and liver using the organ care system
ECMO management and program development
Translational and clinical research
High fidelity CPB and ECMO simulation
Perfusion student education – clinical site for three perfusion education programs

The vision of Cardiac Surgery at MGH is to be the best place in the world to learn cardiac surgery, regardless if you are a surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse or perfusionist. The program has been built and is lead based on the principles of safety, teamwork and communication. MGH also offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation and an opportunity for meaningful career development at one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.


The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a clinical perfusionist and a strong desire to develop their leadership knowledge and skill. Must be capable of acquiring a Massachusetts Perfusion License.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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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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