Perfusionist - Austin

Position: Perfusionist - Austin

Job ID: 33414

Location: --

Department: Texas Children's Hospital

Shift: 7am - 3:00pm M-F plus call

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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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.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • 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 AND Technical diploma by a Perfusionist Program
  • 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


  • 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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