Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: Durham, NC


Duke Perfusion Services provides superior patient care to over 3000 patients a year while cultivating a culture of teamwork, safety, integrity, diversity, and innovation. Duke Perfusion is one of the largest and most diverse perfusion teams in the country with a wide scope of practice. Areas of expertise include major aortic surgery, advanced heart failure, heart and lung transplantation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, blood conservation, surgical oncology, and complex congenital surgery. Duke Perfusion supports OCS/Transmedics heart procurements, inter-hospital ECMO and VAD transports, and intraoperative apheresis.
Duke Perfusion was recently recognized by AmSECT with the Pillar Award for Perfusion Excellence.
Duke University Hospital offers a competitive compensation package including salary, 403b, health, dental and vision benefits, PTO, continuing education, and many employee discounts; currently offering a relocation grant and retention bonus.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s degree and have completed training from an accredited perfusion program, or hold a related Bachelor’s degree with three years of experience as a perfusionist. Candidates must also be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP). New graduates must successfully complete ABCP certification within one year of employment. State Licensure is required for all practicing North Carolina Perfusionists. Duke Perfusionists are clinical instructors affiliated with four perfusion schools; perfusionists interested in teaching and research preferred.
Interested applicants should send any inquires, a letter of interest and CV to and apply on-line at


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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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