Perfusionist

 
Position: Perfusionist

Job ID: 165422

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Aus N Admin

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 11p - 7:30a rotating schedule

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

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Summary:

We are searching for a Perfusionist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide perfusion services to support cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during congenital heart surgery, ECMO support, VAD support, and cell saver procedures in an age-appropriate manner.

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Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Required Bachelor's Degree in Science
  • Technical diploma by a Perfusionist Program, or Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Licenses/Certifications: LP - Licensed Perfusionist by the State of Texas Medical Board
  • CCP - Cert-Cer Clinical Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion acquired within 18 months of entering the role

Responsibilities:

  • Performs direct patient care by operating the heart-lung machine, ECMO, VAD, cell saver and other support systems. Sets up CPB circuits and other support systems according to case preferences and age appropriateness 100% of the time.
  • Completes the pre-pump checklist prior to the start of CPB 100% of the time.
  • Ensures that pump team supplies and equipment are always readily available.
  • Performs cleaning and disinfecting of equipment that has been used and returned to the proper storage area.
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to Biomed or the company for repair (utilizes the Biomed logbook as a tracking tool).
  • Retrieves replacement equipment if necessary. Reports any discrepancies to OR management.
  • Completes Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) for all analyzers (ACT, glucometers, Gem Premiere) 100% of the time. Performs accurately, the QC of all analyzers daily as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Accurately documents the results of QC daily as outlined in the policy and procedure.
  • Participates in Staff education and is responsible for personal, and professional growth and development.
  • Lectures to perfusion students and serves as a didactic and clinical instructor.
  • Conducts in-services for staff regarding CPB and perfusion topics.


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