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Full Job Title: Clinical Perfusionist (Position located in Lexington, KY)

Job Number: 89462

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 7-13-2017

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is committed to improving the quality of life for every child and bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. We are one of the most respected names in children's health care. U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children's No. 3 in the nation in the magazine's 2016-2017 list of the best children's hospitals. As an extension of our mission, CCHMC and the University of Kentucky have partnered to develop the Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program (JPHCP) providing pediatric and adult congenital heart care at Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. The JPHCP Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion (DCP) staff will be members of the CCHMC team under the direction of and in collaboration with the CCHMC DCP and stationed in Lexington. This arrangement allows the successful candidates to enjoy all the benefits provided by CCHMC and the full support and security of the growing CCHMC DCP while embarking on the exciting challenge of establishing a new program. The DCP is seeking two clinical perfusionists to provide pediatric and adult congenital perfusion services for the JPHCP in Lexington, Kentucky.

BENEFITS: Salary commiserate with experience. Thirty-four days of PTO annually. Fifteen-percent of salary annually contributed to your pension. 403(b) and 457(b) plans also available. Depending on the medical plan selected, contributions of $2000 annually by CCHMC to an eligible healthcare plan HSA. Certification, professional dues and CEU funds provided. Tuition assistance for further education.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Clinical Perfusionist is responsible for the operation, maintenance and utilization of circulation technology applications including but not limited to: cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB); left heart bypass; mechanical circulatory support (MCS); ventricular assist device (VAD); extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); myocardial preservation; autologous blood recovery/blood conservation; anticoagulation and hematologic monitoring/analysis; physiologic monitoring/analysis; blood gas and chemistry monitoring/analysis; induction of hypothermia with reversal; hemodilution; hemofiltration; administration of mediations, blood components and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit.

Skills & Competencies
·Circulation Technology
Knowledge of principles and techniques of circulation technology
·Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal skills necessary to work with hospital employees, physicians, patients, family members and community professionals.
·Professional Knowledge
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the job which may include the ability to push heavy equipment and move large boxes.
·Critical Thinking
Must possess exceptional critical thinking skills and have the ability to deal with extreme pressure and stress

Required:
·Bachelor's degree required in an allied health field AND a strong science background AND advanced training in circulation technology from a CAHEP accredited program perfusion training program
·Must be certified or eligible to sit for certification exam or pursuing certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Must attain certification within the first 18 months of employment. ABCP certification must be maintained during the term of employment.

Preferred:
·Experience with pediatric CPB, ECMO and other MCS devices.
-AmSECT's Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion Designation

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