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Perfusionist

Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Posted
11 Jun 2024
Additional Information About the Role

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Overview

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perfusionists find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.


Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

Under the general supervision of the chief perfusionist and attending physician, the BJH perfusionist provides cardiopulmonary and mechanical circulatory support for patients with emphasis on complex procedures including support for heart failure and non-cardiac procedures and level 1 trauma support.

 

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of an attending physician, administers pharmaceuticals, transfuses blood products, and participates in the evaluation of advanced technological equipment to assess effectiveness and/or improvements to patient care
  • Conducts cardiopulmonary bypass by developing specific perfusion care plans relative to cardiac conditions such as heart failure, heart/lung transplantation parameters and appropriate ventricular assist device selection and support.
  • Selects, initiates, provides support and troubleshooting for extracorporeal membrane systems, ventricular assist devices utilizing evidence-based practices.
  • Performs dynamic inter-hospital transportation of mechanically supported patients. Duties include conversion of support platforms, component troubleshooting and change out, collaboration with transport team members and coordination of patient care and safety as well as support of patients in procedural area.
  • Designs, implements and participates in the education and training programs for cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal support specialists, physicians and critical support personnel. Set up and trouble shoots a variety of mechanical support devices. Participates in education of perfusion students through clinical affiliations (accredited perfusion education programs).
  • Minimum Requirements

    Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience

  • Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert Clinical Perfusionist
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Perfusionist
  • New Grad Provisional License
  • Preferred Requirements

    Education

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience

  • 2-5 years
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits and Legal Statement

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    At BJC we're committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
    • Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
    • Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
    • 401(k) plan with BJC match
    • Tuition Assistance available on first day
    • BJC Institute for Learning and Development
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
    • Adoption assistance

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    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Details

    • Job Reference: 1353991641-2
    • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
    • Recruiter: BJC HealthCare
    • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
    • Salary: On Application
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