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University of Rochester Patient Transport Supervisor - 233059 in Rochester, New York

Patient Transport Supervisor Job ID 233059

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Patient Transport MGR





Responsible for all aspects of cardiovascular perfusion during pediatric open-heart surgery. Exercises a high degree of skill and judgment in operating and maintaining equipment, and an understanding of the principles and methodology of current perfusion techniques. Directs residents, interns, nursing personnel and respiratory therapists in the proper use of ECMO and VAD equipment in the intensive care units. Uses heart-lung machines, membrane oxygenators, Anticoagulation monitoring machines, all tubing, filters and cannulas used in the bypass circuit; equipment used in autotransfusion, ventricular assist devices, ECMO, centrifugal pumps, and blood gas analyzers.


  • Chooses appropriate oxygenator and accessory equipment for each patient in accordance with current perfusion standards and patient size requirements. Assembles, primes, recirculates and completely inspects the integrity of the bypass circuit. Maintains proper sterile precautions during use of all equipment. Operates heart-lung machine and keeps surgeon informed of patient status. Attempts to maintain normal physiologic parameters according to current perfusion standards during the bypass period (i.e., blood pressure, blood gas values, and blood flow rate). Recognizes, evaluates and corrects all emergency perfusion situations which may arise during the bypass period.

  • Interprets lab data and takes appropriate action to correct abnormal values. Works in conjunction with the surgeon and anesthesiologist to provide optimal patient care. Assists surgeon with operative procedures as directed. Assists other perfusionists by transporting blood gas samples, performing appropriate clotting studies and administering cardioplegic solutions. Prepares antibiotics and other drugs used during bypass period. Attends cardiac surgery conference to review future patients.

  • Evaluates new equipment and makes comments and recommendations to the cardiac surgeons. Performs preventive maintenance, calibration quality assurance and cleaning of all equipment.

  • Assists with research projects in the Vivarium and other surgical research laboratories.

  • Maintains records of all procedures and ensures their proper placement in the patient’s chart and permanent perfusion record – EPIC eRecord charting. Responsible for input of perfusion variables into STS Congenital database. Inventories all items obtained from manufacturers, hospital stores and pharmacy. Inventories, maintains and prepares all graft tissue for implantation.

  • Assumes on-call duties. Performs extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), including transport of ECMO patients inside the hospital for various procedures and from outside hospitals by both ground and air transport.

  • Assists in the training of ECMO Specialists according to current perfusion standards. Operates ventricular assist devices according to current perfusion standards.

  • Attends local and national medical meetings in order to be aware of new perfusion methods and equipment.

    Other duties as assigned


  • Graduation from an accredited perfusion program or letter from such program stating candidate in good standing to graduate (note that proof of graduation must be provided once degree received) required

  • New York State limited permit to practice under observation preferred or show proof of application for New York State limited permit to practice preferred

  • New York State perfusion permit required before delivering care to patients required

  • Once board certified, New York State license must be obtained within 24 months of hire required.


    Bachelor's degree with course work in Materials Management and 1 year of related supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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