Cardio Perfusionist

POSTED ON 6/14/2022 CLOSED ON 10/28/2022
Nebraska Methodist Health System Hired Organization Address Omaha, NE Full Time

Job Posting for Cardio Perfusionist at Nebraska Methodist Health System

  • Purpose of Job
      Cardiac perfusionists set up and operate medical machines that take over the functions of the lungs and the hearts of patients during surgical procedures.
  • Job Requirements
      • Graduate of an accredited educational program in perfusion by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAHEP) and the Perfusion Program Directors Council (PPDC).
      • Bachelor's degree required.
      • Master's degree preferred.

      • Three to five years clinical experience required as a perfusionist.
      • One to two years management experience preferred.

      • Current Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) required.
      • Current Nebraska Perfusion (LP) License required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.

      • Strong interpersonal skills to act as a problem definer, problem solver, and negotiator while working with complex variables, including multiple departments and procedures, diverse groups and sophisticated, integrated systems.
      • Computer experience required (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, email, etc.).
  • Physical Requirements
      Weight Demands
      • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.

      Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

      Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
      Essential Functions I
      • Provision of Patient Care.
        • Assure timely, accurate, and quality focused excellence in the provision of extracorporeal circulation.
        • Perform extracorporeal circulation according to the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology perfusion scope of practice, and in accordance with institutional protocols, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
        • Perform extracorporeal circulation according to physician prescribed instructions.
        • Insure that all equipment used during clinical practice is properly maintained and available when necessary to meet the surgeon and patient care requirements.
        • Available and adequately prepared for each case in a timely fashion.
        • Administer patient care in a proficient and professional manner utilizing current technology.
        • Initiate, individualize, and implement a perfusion care plan for each patient requiring perfusion services.
        • Recognize significant changes in the patient's condition, establish priorities, and take appropriate action.
        • Establish priorities in the delivery of patient care.
        • Demonstrate utilization of knowledge and skills related to meeting age specific needs of the patient population served.
        • Collaborate with Medical Staff and other health care providers to coordinate medical and perfusion management of patient care.
        • Demonstrate respect for patient's right and ensures confidentiality.
      • Professional and Personal Growth.
        • Maintain the appropriate education and proficiency of skills required to perform routine extracorporeal responsibilities.
        • Participate in continuing education to maintain competency and to keep informed of changes affecting perfusionists and healthcare.
        • Serve on committees.
        • Share knowledge and expertise by participating and/or providing inservices and patient care conferences.
        • Ensure the development of policies, procedure guidelines, orientation material, and skills checklists as requested.
        • Act as a positive role model.
        • Maintain educational records.
      • Health Care Team Participation.
        • Promote and participate in a collaborative approach with all team members.
        • Utilize effective, appropriate, and timely communication skills.
        • Initiate and perform duties which need to be completed, although not directly assigned.
        • Communicate issues appropriately and participate in their resolution.
        • Promote the team concept through effective interpersonal relationships.
      • Performance Improvement.
        • Identify problems and opportunities in current perfusion practice.
        • Incorporate changes in perfusion practice identified through the performance improvement process.
        • Participate in data collection activities and develop action plans based on outcomes.
        • Utilize research findings to support changes in perfusion practice.
        • Quality controls are performed as required on all necessary equipment.
        • Minor equipment maintenance and repairs are performed as needed.
      • Leadership and Management Skills.
        • Gives praise and recognition for good performance.
        • Contributes to growth, learning, and success of others.
        • Engages the colleague in his or her own growth.
        • Builds strong positive relationships.
        • Confronts difficult issues directly with involved people.
        • Takes charge when necessary.
        • Takes initiative to plan and organize for the organization's long-term ability to serve.
        • Promotes performance development.
      • Other.
        • Comply with safety policies and procedures, regulatory requirements such as Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and participate in corporate-wide safety activities.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.

      Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Nebraska Methodist Health System · Surgery Main
Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift, 7am- 3pm

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