Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Perfusionist | Cardiovascular Institute
Performs extra-corporeal circulation, using heart-lung machines, during various cardiac surgeries to allow cardiac surgeons to focus on performing procedures. Performs cardio-pulmonary perfusions in various cardiac surgeries to ensure patients' circulatory and respiratory needs are met. Operates heart-lung machines and other relevant equipment for cardio-pulmonary perfusion. Monitors, calibrates and maintains devices according to relevant standards. Monitors a spectrum of physiologic parameters and copes with emergency situations during cardio-pulmonary perfusion procedures. Adheres to quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure accurate and safe practices in cardiopulmonary perfusion. Operation of blood salvage. Sets up and primes pumps for on-bypass procedures and cell savers. Calibrates instrumentation for on-bypass.
In addition, the clinical perfusionist often functions in supportive roles for other medical specialties. Including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to assist in long-term support of patients outside of the operation room environment.
Graduate from an accredited program and board certification within one year of higher through the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is required.
Certification or board-eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is required. Maintain requirements for certification through the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is required.