Position: Perfusionist 

Location: Lexington, KY


Perfusionist are the Heart of the Operation

SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we’d like you to grow with us. We are the industry leader in perfusion—participating in over 100,000 surgeries each year in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We serve more than 350 hospitals and support nearly 600 surgeons during open heart surgeries and other complex procedures. With SpecialtyCare, you will be able to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients.

Contributing to Research and Innovation
We support our team members who have a special interest in innovation by lowering barriers to research and publishing, and take great pride in our clinicians who have advanced industry standards and guidelines in both perfusion and cardiac surgery. All of our full-time perfusionists are encouraged to attend conferences and to be active participants in their respective state perfusion societies, so we offer funds and paid time away to attend professional meetings.

The Position and Team

Very Generous Sign-on Bonus AND Living Expenses for 1 Year!!!
Consider living in the "Horse Capital of the World" in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region.

This is an exceptional long standing SpecialtyCare contract with a growing caseload and very committed long term Perfusion team. We have exceptional and supportive leadership over this account and our caseload consists of mainly CABGS and valves, TAVRS, some complex aortic cases and limited ECMO. Our Perfusion team consists of 5 perfusionists who work with outstanding and efficient surgeons with excellent outcomes.

Whether you prefer to live in a farm like setting or prefer the bustling city life, either will be acceptable for call purposes. Lexington is no small town, but has a small town feeling. Not only is Lexington scattered with rolling hills and farmland, there are 122 public parks to enjoy. Lexington has an easy commute around the city and only an hour drive to Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH. Within a few hours’ drive to Nashville, TN, Indianapolis, IN, and Columbus, OH.


Position Requirements
ABCP certification is required.
Two years minimum of experience; five plus years of experience preferred.
Ability to work on Call; must live within 30 minutes from the hospital.

Position Requirements

ABCP certification is required

New graduates are welcome to apply.   You must obtain ABCP certification within two years of joining SpecialtyCare.

Ability to work on Call; must live within 30 minutes from the hospital.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate must bring a high level of ethical, intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the team and company vision. The following competencies are highly valued:

Focused on clinical quality and delivering the absolute best results for patients.

Ability to adapt and thrive in a high stress environment necessary.

Excellent communication skills and basic computer skills are essential.

Proven self-starter who works well independently and as a part of the OR team.

Lives the SpecialtyCare Values – Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Sense of Urgency, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.

SpecialtyCare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Employment with SpecialtyCare is at-will”

Contact: Debbie Hughes - Perfusion Recruiter - 615-345-5384 or

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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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