Staff Perfusionist

Position: Staff Perfusionist

Location: Worcester, MA


Position Summary:

UMassMemorial Health

Serves as a member of the open-heart surgical team that operates the heart-lung machine in order to maintain homeostasis, anticoagulation, and acid base balance during the operative procedure. Works under the direction of the cardiac surgeon, anesthesiologist or appropriate physician while in surgery. Receives day-to-day supervision and scheduled assignments from the Perfusion Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

Operates and maintains all perfusion equipment, heart-lung machine, autotransfusion equipment, intra-aortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices, liver transplant systems, rapid transfusion devices, and extra corporeal life support devices.
Ensures adequate myocardial protection in regards to safe and effective delivery while keeping the surgeon informed of the current status of time, Temperature, pressures, and volume of delivery.
Maintains patient confidentiality and ensures all appropriate safety precautions are taken to safeguard the patient.
Understands, performs and maintains proper anticoagulation for extra-corporeal procedures as well as reversal of anticoagulation.
Understands, maintains and monitors all aspects of adequate perfusion to patients under their care, including, but not limited to blood gases, electrolyte levels, hematocrits, urine output, blood pressure, cerebral perfusion and anesthesia.


Position Qualifications:



Graduate of an accredited program of Perfusion Education, B.S or M.S.
Must also be certified or board eligible for Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Licensure by MA Board of Registration of Perfusionists.


Must be able to work a flexible 40-hour work week based on cardiac surgery and operating room schedule providing 24 hours/7 days week coverage.
Must keep current on perfusion knowledge maintaining high standards of competence.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work and act quickly under stressful situations is required.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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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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