ResponsibilitiesThe Perfusionist is daily supervised and given routine
work assignment and responsibilities by the Director. Routine patient care is
under the direction of the Director and the Attending Cardiac Surgeon. Under
the order of the Attending physician, the Perfusionist provides patient care in
the form of support services of extracorporeal circulation and/or oxygenation,
myocardial and/or organ protection and preservation, blood component and
drug/fluid administration. This includes assembly and operation of the
heart-lung machine and extracorporeal circuits, operation of heater, coolers
and cardioplegia delivery system, also blood concentrators, coagulation
monitors, and long -tern assist devices, etc. This may include operation of
devices such as Heart lung machine, IABP, VAD and ECMO.
skills, and ability to operate all routine equipment, special devices,
knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry in the adult,
pediatric and neonate populations
several cardiac diseases, defects and congenital anomalies. Knowledge of a
variety of organ preservations.
sterile and perfusion supplies: extracorporeal oxygenators, tubing circuits,
and cannulae for adult, pediatric and infants.
blood components, plasma composition of the human body and use of blood
products in association of support by extracorporeal circuits and devices.
follow orders, take directions, and implement written perfusion protocols.
Utilize formula and applied mathematics in associated application of perfusion
communicate clearly and effectively during operation of extracorporeal support
devices and providing patient care. Ability to write clearly and neatly while
recording patient data and performing other clinical and other tasks.
organize and prioritize patient care needs while performing several tasks at
once in a clinical setting.
learn and apply JCAHO, CDC, and AABB standards and protocols that apply to
operating room procedures and departmental policies and protocols. Knowledge of
sterile techniques in the delivery of patient care.
Ability and knowledge
of medical and perfusion terminology to converse freely.
conduct literature search of a medical topic from a biomedical library using
Medline search programs.
work and cooperate in a flexible manner in the delivery of patient care
demonstrating a cohesive team approach.
work flexible hours. Ability to take call and report to work in a timely
lift, move, push and pull heavy objects and equipment weighing from 60 to 350
spend 95% or working time seating, stooping, standing, reaching up and down,
handling equipment and supplies carefully and safely.
teach and demonstrate ideas of routine scientific application.
conduct oneself in a healthy and professional manner regarding sterile dress
code etiquette and communicate in a professional manner.
with a variety of Heart-Lung Machines, Centrifugal Pumps, IABP, Implantable
Ventricular Assist Devices, Intraoperative Autotransfusion Devices, Blood
Saturation Monitors, Hemodynamic Pressure Transducers, ECMO, Anticoagulation
of an accredited Perfusion program with a BA/BS
ABCP and BCLS
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