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University of Rochester Cardiovascular Perfusionist - 218422 in Rochester, New York

Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Job ID

218422

Location

Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 CVSL Perfusion

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Responsible for all aspects of cardiovascular perfusion during adult open heart surgery. Exercises a high degree of skill and judgment in operating and maintaining equipment and understanding principles and methodology of current perfusion techniques.

Responsibilities:

Supervision, Direction and Teamwork

  • Works in conjunction with the surgeon and anesthesiologist to provide optimal patient care.

  • Directs residents, interns and nursing personnel in the proper use of perfusion equipment in OR and ICU's.

  • Performs extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and assists in the training of ECMO specialists and nurses.

Equipment Selection and Maintenance

  • Chooses appropriate oxygenator and accessory equipment for each patient in accordance with current perfusion standards.

  • Assembles, primes, re-circulates and completely inspects the integrity of the bypass circuit.

  • Maintains proper sterile precaution during use of all equipment.

  • Properly cleans and stores equipment after use.

  • Performs preventive maintenance. calibration, quality assurance and cleaning of all equipment.

Care and Management During Surgery

  • Provides extra-corporeal circulation for patients undergoing heart surgery procedures, receiving liver transplants, and in need of ECMO.

  • Operate extracorporeal circulation equipment, and other heart and lung supportive devices to temporarily take over cardiopulmonary functions to facilitate open heart surgery.

  • Assists the surgeon with a wide range of operative procedures as directed in the ICU/ED/CathLab with ECMO patients, Cath Lab with Structural Heart cases and the EP Lab for lead extractions.

  • Attempts to maintain normal physiologic parameters according to current perfusion standards during bypass period.

  • Preforms POC testing, interprets lab data, and takes appropriate action to current abnormal values. Recognizes, evaluates and corrects all emergency perfusion situations which may arise during the bypass period.

  • Assists other Perfusionists by transporting blood gas samples, performing appropriate clotting studies, administering cardioplegic solutions, being available as back up.

  • Prepares specific pharmacologic agents during the bypass period.

  • Performs veno-venous bypass for liver transplantation according to standards.

  • Responsible for V AD prime, transport, and Support in the OR.

  • Performs internal and external ECMO and V AD transport by land and air.

  • Assumes on-call duties.

Research

  • Assists with new and existing research projects in the surgical research laboratory.

  • Evaluates new equipment in the surgical research laboratory and makes comments and recommendation to the cardiac surgeons.

Inventory and Record Keeping

  • Inventories all items obtained from manufactures, hospital stores, and pharmacy.

  • Inventories, maintains and prepares for implantation of allograft tissue.

  • Maintains records of all procedures and ensures their proper placement in the patient's chart and permanent perfusion record.

  • Initiates NHSN form and NYS/STS form.

Meetings

  • Attends cardiac surgery QA conference and M+M meetings to review future patients.

  • Attends local and national medical meetings in order to be aware of new perfusion methods and equipment and maintain ABCP and NYS Perfusion Licensure certifications.

Special Assignments May Include

  • Ensures that staff is trained on V AD priming, operation and manages V AD equipment (Perfusion V AD coordinator).

  • Coordinates education and record keeping of ECMO specialist team, inputs data to ELSO database (ECMO Coordinator)

  • Pediatric CPB

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited perfusion program and be board certified or board certification eligible by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. NYS limited permit or NYS license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and people management skills.

  • Must pay attention to detail and have the ability to work long hours under extreme pressure.

  • Effective October 2018, NYS perfusion license or limited practice permit is also required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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