Position: Perfusionist

Location: Wausau, WI

Description: We are seeking a Perfusionist in Wausau, WI at Aspirus Wausau Hospital who is responsible for the operation of the heart/lung machine and any extracorporeal support of the patient undergoing heart surgery or any cardiopulmonary emergency requiring such support. Associated clinical activities for CV surgery team include hemodynamic monitoring, auto-transfusion, heart assist devices, ECLS, ECMO, and intra-aortic balloon pump. Hours: 1.0 full-time, 80 hours every 2 weeks. Weekend rotation: every 4th. Holiday rotation: every 4th. Call rotation: every 4th. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the flagship of the Aspirus system that serves patients in 14 counties across northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a licensed private/not-for-profit facility with 325 beds and staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties.  Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a Level II trauma center that provides primary, secondary and tertiary care services as a regional referral center. Specialty referral service emphasis exists in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedics and cancer. The hospital has an average daily inpatient census of 220 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Outpatient visits exceed 50,000 and there are also more than 24,000 annual emergency department visits.

Requirements: Knowledge of perfusion standards and practices normally acquired through graduation from an accredited course in perfusion. A Bachelor’s Degree in an allied health related field beneficial. Two or more years’ experience as a Perfusionist beneficial. ACLS certification beneficial. Licensure by the State of Wisconsin as a Perfusionist. Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion required, or board eligible, within two years of hire. Current BLS certification or obtained within 90 days of hire.


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