Location: Houston, TX
Position responsible for serving as a clinical expert in the delivery and management of care for all patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Assembles and operates heart-lung machine for cardiopulmonary bypass on infants, children and adults in a competent manner and according to the age/needs of the patient/population served; cleans and prepares various components of heart-lung machine/other equipment required for open-heart surgery, EMCO, prolonged ventricular assist, auto transfusion, and intra-aortic balloon pumping; maintains inventory of all perfusion related supplies.
Monitors perfusion so that adequate records for medical and/or legal study will be available; maintains quality control data for the Gem Stat blood gas analyzer used for cardiovascular and liver cases; prepares lectures for students.
Education: Graduate of a school of perfusion technology
Licenses/Certifications: License eligible as a Perfusionist in the State of Texas ; Board Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion; board eligible after one (1) year of employment