UnityPoint Health

Perfusionist

Requisition ID
2021-92175
Category
Surgical Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
Perfusion Services- Logan
State
IA
FTE
.01
FLSA
Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
8
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

The Perfusionist performs cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and related extracorporeal functions as ordered by physicians. Collaborates with physicians and other healthcare team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, improved patient care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

Responsibilities

  • Assembles, calibrates, operates, monitors and maintains heart-lung machines, blood pumps, oxygenators, water heater/coolers and related life-support equipment for patients requiring extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support. Related equipment includes (but is not limited to): cardioplegia delivery systems, blood-gas and electrolyte monitors, flow monitors, anti-coagulation monitors, temporary external pacemakers, intra-aortic balloon pumps, blood salvage machines, VAD/ECMO circuits and portable CPB apparatus.
  • Maintains legible, precise, accurate and timely documentation of all procedures performed utilizing standard departmental and perfusion team forms.
  • Properly handles and disposes of waste and/or contaminated materials and substances. Cleans, disassembles and stores equipment at the end of each procedure. Monitors and restocks the operating room’s perfusion cart, storeroom and office.
  • Provides input for the ongoing development, selection and usage of new life-support equipment, supplies, techniques and protocols by meeting with other perfusionists, physicians, administrators, medical/technical staff, nursing personnel and sales representatives.
  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach, considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area.
  • Consistently delivers high quality care demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required in accordance with established policies and procedures and within the scope of practice for clinical perfusionists set forth by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Perfusion Technology, or acceptable healthcare sciences equivalent required
  • Successful completion of accredited perfusion training program required
  • Must be eligible to sit for Certified Clinical Perfusionist certification and become certified within one year of employment.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within ninety days.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional educational and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking in making independent judgment and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

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