Position: Perfusionist 

Location: Bellingham, WA


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 130,000 surgeries each year in 44 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

We're looking for an experienced perfusionist or strong new grad to join our team in Bellingham, Washington! The ideal candidate is excited to learn new procedures and new equipment. This perfusionist should also be willing to troubleshoot any problem that could arise.

We want someone that is self-motivated, dependable, and teamwork oriented. A typical day in this account has a non-call perfusionist do morning case, while the on-call perfusionist comes in later for the second case. Most cases are scheduled - there is an occasional weekend case, but rarely is there a weeknight call. The caseload consists of CABGs Valves, Circarrest, Asc Ao, VADs on standby for TAVRs, convergents and lead extraction -all adult only. There are typically 230 to 320 cases annually, so about 115 per perfusionist. The two perfusionists work with three surgeons that are all fast and easy-going. This account does have ECMO, but usually, only two or three annually.

This is a great account with a moderate work load. You'll be in a great environment with the opportunity to take on more responsibility with experience.

Bellingham is right on the water, too! It's a short boat ride from the San Juan Islands, one hour from the Mt. Baker ski area, one hour from Vancouver, and only an hour and a half to Seattle. The climate is mild - with lots of evergreen trees, hiking trails, biking trails, and lakes for canoeing, you'll always have someone fun to cross of on your bucket list. Also, being a college town, you'll be able to test out tons of microbreweries in your new city!


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.

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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