Perfusionist

ProfessionalCardiovascular OR Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  Perfusionist 553632429

Department:  CVOR

Reports To:  Chief, Perfusion Services

Shift:  Varies 

Status:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY 

A perfusionist is a skilled, allied health professional, trained and educated specifically as a member of an open-heart surgical team and is responsible for the selection, setup, and operation of the heart-lung machine.  The Perfusionist is knowledgeable concerning the variety of equipment available to perform extra-corporeal circulation functions and is responsible in consultation with the surgeon for selecting the appropriate equipment and techniques to be used. Participates in Process Improvement Program. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Science

Licensure:  Certified Clinical Perfusionist by American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Georgia Composite Medical Board Clinical Perfusion License, BLS required

Experience:  Previous Perfusion experience preferred

Skills:  Finger and hand dexterity.  Ability to obtain and interpret pertinent information in terms of the patient’s needs.  Ability to select proper instrumentation/supplies appropriate for the procedure being performed and the age group of the patient served.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Prolonged walking and standing required, with the ability to lift and move patients. Ability to tolerate rapid patient turnover and high census.  Works in typical surgery setting with patients experiencing a wide range of surgical procedures and anesthetics. Required to take call, with some late day assignments requested. Ability to effectively cope with acute emergency situations.