Staff Perfusionist

Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: Salt Lake City, UT


The University of Utah is looking to fill a position on their 6 person perfusion team. The University of Utah performs approximately 700+ cardiac cases per year. We are looking for someone who is a strong team player, hard worker, and has a desire to see the program succeed.  The perfusionist is responsible for set-up, priming, and operation of the heart-lung console for circulatory support procedures where perfusion is needed.  The University of Utah is involved in a wide variety of cardiac cases including, but not limited to: CABG, valve, LVAD, RVAD, heart and lung transplantation, TAVR, Dissections, etc. Perfusion also provides services related to auto-transfusion, component therapy, coagulation testing, and HIPEC. There is some involvement with ECMO and Intra-aortic Balloon pumps. We are affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine which has a rich history of providing excellent medical training and has recently provided the opportunity to teach and train upcoming perfusion students by starting a Masters level Perfusion Program. All clinical perfusionists will be a part of the clinical education of these students and may also have the opportunity to teach didactically in the classroom as well as performing clinical responsibilities. There will be on-call responsibilities during the week, as well as on weekends, and holidays that are divided amongst the team.  The duties described are generally descriptive but not all-inclusive.


Graduated from an accredited school of perfusion or have been trained and subsequently certified by the ABCP.

Must meet the requirements set by the ABCP for continuing education in addition to other requirements as set forth by the hospital and/ or perfusion department.Must maintain their personal credentialing and licensure set forth by the ABCP, state, and their employer.

The perfusionist will be involved with the clinical instruction of perfusion students as well as the possibility of teaching in the School of Medicine.


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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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