BJC Careers

Perfusionist, Full Time

Saint Louis, MO
Clinical Services and Support


Job Description

Job ID: 1178137
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perfusionists find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It¿s an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you¿ll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists¿assist on unique and complex procedures¿.work with the latest technologies and treatments¿and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.


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Role Purpose

Under the general supervision of the chief perfusionist and attending physician, the BJH perfusionist provides cardiopulmonary and mechanical circulatory support for patients with emphasis on complex procedures including support for heart failure and non-cardiac procedures and level 1 trauma support.


Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of an attending physician, administers pharmaceuticals, transfuses blood products, and participates in the evaluation of advanced technological equipment to assess effectiveness and/or improvements to patient care
  • Conducts cardiopulmonary bypass by developing specific perfusion care plans relative to cardiac conditions such as heart failure, heart/lung transplantation parameters and appropriate ventricular assist device selection and support.
  • Selects, initiates, provides support and troubleshooting for extracorporeal membrane systems, ventricular assist devices utilizing evidence-based practices.
  • Performs dynamic inter-hospital transportation of mechanically supported patients. Duties include conversion of support platforms, component troubleshooting and change out, collaboration with transport team members and coordination of patient care and safety as well as support of patients in procedural area.
  • Designs, implements and participates in the education and training programs for cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal support specialists, physicians and critical support personnel. Set up and trouble shoots a variety of mechanical support devices. Participates in education of perfusion students through clinical affiliations (accredited perfusion education programs).

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Experience

  • <2 years

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer