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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Perfusion
Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 685879
Date Posted: 7/14/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position operates the Heart/Lung Bypass machine and other ancillary technologies during surgical procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to support the cardiorespiratory function of patients during cardiothoracic surgery.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Operates the Heart/Lung Bypass machine during surgical procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass to support the cardiorespiratory function of patients during cardiothoracic surgery. Selects appropriate equipment and techniques in accordance with the Policy and Procedure for Perfusion Services. Provides optimal physiologic management of patients by monitoring the necessary quality indicators while on CPB, including arterial/venous blood gas analysis, venous saturation, cerebral/splanchnic oximetric analysis, clinical laboratory data, cardiac index, anticoagulation, and vital organ function.
  2. Uses clinical and technical expertise to help select and manage the appropriate MCAD (Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device) for each patient and integrates knowledge of advanced pathophysiology to assess, plan and coordinate care for each patient on MCADs. Supports implantation and prolonged management of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), including the Berlin Heart Excor VAD, Total Artificial Heart and other paracorporeal VAD systems, in addition to extracorporeal life support (ECLS).
  3. Works with cardiothoracic surgery service to monitor patient outcomes and collect clinical data as required. Participates in cardiothoracic and anesthesia research.
  4. Assists cardiothoracic surgeons with surgical procedures, as needed and aseptically prepares all extracorporeal support devices prior to surgical implantation.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. Completion of Perfusion Technology Program accredited by the ABCP. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current Certification in Clinical Perfusion (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) or eligible to sit for examination at time of hire. Incumbent has 3 consecutive attempts in which to successfully obtain CCP Certification in order to maintain employment as a Perfusionist. Required
2. Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
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