Perfusionist

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Mar 13, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PerfusionistTMC Children's

Job Description
Position responsible for serving as a clinical expert in the delivery and management of care for all patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Graduate of a school of perfusion technology.
  • Licensed as a Perfusionist in the State of Texas.
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion; board eligible after 1 year of employment.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
  • Principle Accountabilities:

  • Assembles and operates heart-lung machine for cardiopulmonary bypass on infants, children and adults in a competent manner and according to the age/needs of the patient/population served; cleans and prepares various components of heart-lung machine/other equipment required for open-heart surgery, EMSCO, prolonged ventricular assist, auto transfusion, and intra-aortic balloon pumping; maintains inventory of all perfusion related supplies.
  • Monitors perfusion so that adequate records for medical and/or legal study will be available; maintains quality control data for the Gem Stat blood gas analyzer used for cardiovascular and liver cases; prepares lectures for students.
  • Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards of care, within budgetary specifications, including time/supply management and accuracy of practice.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.
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