- Full Time
General Summary of Position: Operates cardiopulmonary bypass equipment, including cell saving devices during any medical or surgical situation where it is necessary to support a patient's cardiopulmonary function. Collaborates with the surgeons and other healthcare professionals to perform designated duties in the cardiovascular service line and/or perioperative suite. Qualifications EDUCATION: Completion of an accredited Perfusion program. EXPERIENCE: 1 year clinical perfusionist experience preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: State License required; Certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or board eligible within 2 years of hire. CPR required. SKILLS: Technical communication skills and professionalism. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Collects, analyzes and integrates patient data from a wide variety of sources in order to make clinical judgments, recommendations and identify actual or potential care problems. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. In collaboration with the surgical team is accountable for using research findings to optimize patient outcomes. Participates in the research process to discover, examine and test knowledge, theories and creative approaches to practice. Operates heart-lung machine during bypass procedures. Administers drugs, blood and electrolyte solution and maintains arterial and venous pressure, blood gas values, electrolyte balance, acid base balance, volume hematocrit and patient temperature in collaboration with the surgeon and anesthesiologist when appropriate. Responsible for maintenance of all perfusion related equipment. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs other duties as assigned. Responds to emergency situations with sound judgment, compassion and expediency. Supports other departments in emergency situations including but not limited to the need for cardiac assist devices. Responsible for intermittent monitoring of Stand By cases for patient safety and assisting the OR team. Responsible for maintaining accurate and current (within 24 hours - next work day) database entry. Assists with data entry for the CV service line database as necessary. Sets up and maintains autotransfusion in the perioperative suite, ventricular assist devices and cardiopulmonary support as needed. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.