Position: Staff Perfusionist
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Staff Perfusionists provide quality clinical perfusion services for adult patients during cardiothoracic surgeries, administer emergency cardiac and other perfusion procedures including ECMO in the Phoenix area. The position responsibilities include:
-Operate heart-lung machine during open-heart procedures.
-Participate in direct patient care during cardiac surgery by providing total or partial body perfusion, with desired temperature control and maintenance of normal physiological function.
-Set-up and prepare the heart-lung machine, platelet gel, and autotransfusion machines for use in surgery independently.
-Provide daily maintenance of the heart-lung machines and other equipment following surgery.
-Prepare heparin and protamine dosages for the patient under the direction of the surgeon, including running the ACTs during CPB.
-Perform point of care blood gas monitoring.
-Operate autotransfusion system for cardiac and other procedures that require autotransfusion services.
-Responsible for ongoing self-learning and maintenance of clinical skills.
-Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; pride in work performed; and flexibility in acceptance of assignments.
-Consistently maintain professional behavior and appearance.
-Ability to meet on-call requirements (nights, weekends and holidays) within 30 minutes.
-Must be able to independently cover multiple hospitals and multiple accounts daily.
-Minimum 3 years experience required.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Independently performs duties as assigned. Take call. 3 years experience required.