Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: April 3, 2021
The Perfusionist provides patient care in the form of operation of
the extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical
situation where it is necessary to support or replace a person's
cardiopulmonary, circulatory, or respiratory function. Selects the
appropriate equipment and techniques necessary for support,
treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary
and circulatory system of a patient, including the safe monitoring,
analysis, and treatment of physiologic conditions under an order
and under the supervision of a physician.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Monitors the altered circulatory process, initiates appropriate
action when abnormalities arise, and keeps surgeon and other
personnel fully informed.
Ensures the sterility and integrity of packaging of disposable
equipment used as well as the correct setup and breakdown of
disposable and non-disposable and sterile and non-sterile
Monitors cell saver and operates the heart-lung machine, blood gas
analysis machine, clotting time/heparin analyzer, and
Mixes and administers drugs and solutions required for
extracorporeal circulation in a manner that is consistent with
industry best practices and established policies and
Adjusts gas flow and mixtures, administers anesthetic agents,
blood, drugs and fluids via the extracorporeal circuit in a manner
that consistently results in safe and effective procedures.
Records relevant perfusion information during surgery; analyzes and
maintains records after surgery.
Performs quality control/preventive maintenance to ensure accuracy
and longevity of equipment. Maintains inventory of equipment and
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and
Knowledge of several cardiac disease, defects and congenital
Knowledge of sterile and perfusion supplies: extracorporeal
oxygenators, tubing circuits, and cannulae for adult, pediatric and
Knowledge of arteries, veins, organs, and specific paths of blood
flow throughout the body, of pressures and gas exchange within the
body adult, pediatric and infant patients.
Knowledge of blood components, plasma composition of the human body
and use of blood products in association of support by
extracorporeal circuits and devices.
Skill in operating extracorporeal circulation and autotransfusion
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to follow orders, take directions, and implement written
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively during operation of
extracorporeal support devices and providing patient care.
Ability to learn and apply regulatory and accreditationstandards
and protocols that apply to operating room procedures and
departmental policies and protocols.
Ability to work and cooperate in a flexible manner in the delivery
of patient care demonstrating a cohesive team approach.
Ability to react calmly in stressful situations.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Bachelors
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.
Cert Clinical Perfusionist (CCP): Cert Clinical Perfusionist or
within 1 year of hire.
Perfusionist Provisional (PERFPROV), Licensed Perfusionist
(PERFUSIO): Must have one of the following:
- Perfusionist Provisional (PERFPROV)
- License Perfusionist (PERFUSIO).
Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Killeen , Perfusionist, Other , Killeen, Texas
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