Staff Perfusionist

Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: Orlando, FL


General Purpose

Under the supervision of a physician member of the medical staff, Clinical Perfusionist will operate the heart-lung machine in order to maintain the circulation and other organ functions preoperatively for the supervising medical staff member's patients that require cardiopulmonary bypass during surgical procedures. The Clinical Perfusionist will monitor the supervising medical staff member's patient's hemodynamic and physiologic status preoperatively and administer blood, blood products, and any pharmacological support required to maintain appropriate hemodynamic and physiologic state. The Clinical Perfusionist is expected to adhere to applicable PACF procedures and the PACF commitment to excellent standards.

Essential functions

Set up and operation of the heart-lung machine for surgical procedures that require cardiopulmonary bypass according to protocols prescribed by the supervising physician member of the medical staff. Notifies supervising medical staff member about unusual or unexpected events or problems related to the above procedure. Clean external surfaces of equipment as required.

Types of procedures



Liver transplants

Heart transplants

Lung transplants

LVADs (heartmate II & III, Jarvik, Heart Ware)

ECMO (c-mag, rotoflow, cardiohelp, tandem)




Aortic aneurysms/dissections

Cell saver

200+ cases/year/perfusionist

Permitted Tasks

1. Assists in the transport of patients requiring cardiopulmonary support.

2. Evaluates new perfusion equipment as needed.

3. May participate in the development and conduct in research projects including publication.

4. Provides in-service and instruction to non-perfusion personnel as needed.

5. May provide clinical instruction of students from affiliated perfusion schools.

6. Orders and stocks supplies as needed.


Successful completion of a certified cardiovascular perfusion training program or Certification will be accepted in lieu of a cardiovascular training program.

Required previous experience

Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful performance of 40 clinical perfusions in the past 12 months. Safety courses may be required for specialized techniques.


Current certification with the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or be board eligible. Maintain current CPR certification.

Required education


Experienced CCP: Sign on Bonus Available

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Job Type: Full-time


Please fill out our online application via our website, listed under the "More" section. Website link
Completed online applications can be sent to Kiley Cook at

Contact: Kiley Cook, email

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AmSECT Membership Eligibility

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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