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Job Title: Chief Perfusionist

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Cardiothoracic Perfusion

Position: Full Time

Hours: Variable

Shift: Variable

Req #: 23828

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Chief Perfusionist is responsible for the management and supervision of cardiac perfusion services in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The incumbent is responsible for planning, quality, and budgeting, as well as for ensuring adequate staffing and technical support for regularly scheduled and emergency open heart procedures. The incumbent also serves in the operating room as a Perfusionist as required. Supervision is exercised over Perfusionists and support staff. Does related work as required.


Manages and directs a team of cardiothoracic Perfusionist in the delivery of care; Analyzes daily caseloads and assigns staff appropriately; Prepares and monitors the budget for the Perfusionist function in the department; Acts as liaison with surgical, medical and clinical staff; Establishes long and short term goals for the Perfusionist function; Ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations related to perfusion techniques and services; Supervises and trains members of the perfusion team in newer techniques and emergency procedures; Develops and implements quality guidelines, monitors adherence and corrects deficiencies; With the advice of the attending surgeon, schedules and prepares patients for surgical procedures and manages cases of patients with cardiac problems requiring open heart surgery; Maintains physiological integrity of patient while on bypass, i.e., hemodynamics, fluid, and electrolyte balance; Monitors and records all parameters during bypass to include flow rates, perfusion pressure, blood gasses, electrolytes, urinary output and body temperature; Maintains all equipment used for extracorporeal circulation and related support devices; Evaluates new procedures and equipment to maintain full clinical performance and determines cost effectiveness and feasibility of use; Reports malfunctioning or defective equipment and arranges for maintenance and repair; Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and equipment; Keeps records on open heart cases and other activities and prepares required reports; Delegates appropriate responsibilities to develop management and teaching potential of each team member. Qualifications/Requirements:


Thorough knowledge of the operation, monitoring and maintenance of extracorporeal pumps and related perfusionary equipment; thorough knowledge of medical technology; thorough knowledge of the techniques and equipment used in open heart surgical procedures; ability to keep accurate records of vital statistics and replaceable items; ability to supervise a highly technical medical unit and coordinate its activities with other medical center activities; ability to work under stressful and emergency conditions; ability to compile budgets and reports; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; reliability; accuracy; thoroughness; sound judgment; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the position.


Licenses / Certifications:

Possession of a license and current registration issued by the New York State Education Department as a Perfusionist and five years of experience where the primary function of the position was performing cardiovascular perfusion.


Special Requirements: Licensure and current registration as a Perfusionist issued by the New York State Department of Education must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

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