Staff Perfusionist

Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: Sioux Falls, SD


Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota is looking for an experienced Staff Perfusionist to complete our experienced team of three, due to an upcoming retirement. Our practice is limited to adult procedures, performing over 300 cases per year. Off-pump procedures are rare. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing procedures relative to the physiologic management of the patient's circulatory and respiratory functions during cardiac surgery at Avera Heart Hospital and Avera McKennan Hospital.

Ability to work independently and possess good problem solving skills necessary to interact in a professional manner with the entire healthcare team, patient, and families. Must be willing to work flexible schedules, sharing call equally.

The Avera Heart Hospital has consistently been recognized for quality patient care- most recently receiving a double 5 star rating from CMS for 'Patient Experience' and 'Overall Quality'.


· Education: Graduate of an accredited clinical perfusion education program required.
· Licensure/Certification: Must be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or eligible to become certified after one year of employment.
· Experience: 3 years experience as a Staff Perfusionist preferred.


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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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