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.
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.).
Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
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)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
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.
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.
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