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Perfusionist

Company: White Plains Hospital Center
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Perfusionist is responsible for a wide range of mechanical life support systems. This position is based in the Cardiac Services Department and provides clinical service throughout the department.# # # Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors. Performs Intraoperative Autotransfusion during procedures when significant amounts of blood loss are expected; independently operates the autotransfusion device, ensuring a safe blood product. Provides technical management of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) during invasive placement in the Operating Room, I.C.U., or Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Ensures optimal performance of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs). Performs Hemofiltration; provides for excess intravascular and interstitial fluid removal from patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Assembles, primes, re-circulates, and tests the extracorporeal circuit prior to initiation of heart-lung bypass. In consultation with the surgeon, modifies extracorporeal circuit and/or incorporates the use of special equipment to accommodate operative procedure to be performed.# Monitors and observes the operation of the heart-lung machine and makes adjustments as required based on patient#s physiologic parameters. Obtains and runs blood samples during cardiac procedures. Responsible for the administration of medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit. Performs advanced blood therapies including PRP, Platelet Gel, hemofiltration, and autotransfusion. Maintains adequate record keeping during surgical procedures. Disassembles and cleans the perfusion equipment following termination of the procedure. Participates in service-line #on-call# responsibilities. Assists in instructing advanced practice providers and nursing staff with understanding cardiopulmonary bypass and IABP. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Education # Experience Requirements Bachelor#s degree and graduate of Perfusion program. Three (3) years of post-training clinical experience providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) as recognized by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) CPR certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire Core Competencies Clinical knowledge of the process for providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs Clinical knowledge of the process for providing CPB for ventricular assist device implantation Familiarity with techniques of IABP, intraoperative autotransfusion, and management of ECMO and LVAD/RVAD Ability to provide identified technical skills to patients of all ages including # Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements # Work Environment May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital#s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital#s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Physical requirements include the ability to work long hours remaining alert and attentive to the duties at hand Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Primary Population Served Check appropriate box(s) below: Neonatal (birth # 28 days) Patients with exceptional communication needs Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) Patients with developmental delays Pediatric (1 # 12 years) Patients at end of life Adolescent (13 # 17 years) Patients under isolation precautions Adult (18 # 64 years) Patients with cultural needs Geriatric (# 65 years) 'All populations Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities Non-patient care population # The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs

The Perfusionist is responsible for a wide range of mechanical life support systems. This position is based in the Cardiac Services Department and provides clinical service throughout the department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.
  • Performs Intraoperative Autotransfusion during procedures when significant amounts of blood loss are expected; independently operates the autotransfusion device, ensuring a safe blood product.
  • Provides technical management of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) during invasive placement in the Operating Room, I.C.U., or Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
  • Ensures optimal performance of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs).
  • Performs Hemofiltration; provides for excess intravascular and interstitial fluid removal from patients undergoing cardiac
  • surgery.
  • Assembles, primes, re-circulates, and tests the extracorporeal circuit prior to initiation of heart-lung bypass.
  • In consultation with the surgeon, modifies extracorporeal circuit and/or incorporates the use of special equipment to accommodate operative procedure to be performed.
  • Monitors and observes the operation of the heart-lung machine and makes adjustments as required based on patient's physiologic parameters.
  • Obtains and runs blood samples during cardiac procedures.
  • Responsible for the administration of medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit.
  • Performs advanced blood therapies including PRP, Platelet Gel, hemofiltration, and autotransfusion.
  • Maintains adequate record keeping during surgical procedures.
  • Disassembles and cleans the perfusion equipment following termination of the procedure.
  • Participates in service-line "on-call" responsibilities.
  • Assists in instructing advanced practice providers and nursing staff with understanding cardiopulmonary bypass and IABP.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and graduate of Perfusion program.
  • Three (3) years of post-training clinical experience providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs
  • Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) as recognized by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)
  • CPR certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire

Core Competencies

  • Clinical knowledge of the process for providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs
  • Clinical knowledge of the process for providing CPB for ventricular assist device implantation
  • Familiarity with techniques of IABP, intraoperative autotransfusion, and management of ECMO and LVAD/RVAD
  • Ability to provide identified technical skills to patients of all ages including

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to work long hours remaining alert and attentive to the duties at hand
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

Neonatal (birth - 28 days)

Patients with exceptional communication needs

Infant (29 days - less than 1 year)

Patients with developmental delays

Pediatric (1 - 12 years)

Patients at end of life

Adolescent (13 - 17 years)

Patients under isolation precautions

Adult (18 - 64 years)

Patients with cultural needs

Geriatric (> 65 years)

'All populations

Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains , Perfusionist, Other , White Plains, New York

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