PERFUSIONIST

  • Charleston, WV
  • Posted: May 14, 2019
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Summary

  • Basic Description
    • Function in any medical situation where it is elected to support a patients cardiopulmonary system as operator of extracorporeal circulatory and/or cardiopulmonary support equipment. Assist physicians in the care of patients as relative to the profession of extracorporeal technology through consultation and/or operation of related equipment. Competent in the conduct of perfusion and the essential practices of extra corporeal circulation as listed by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology.
  • Specialized Knowledge, Experience and Skills
    (Education, Experience and Skills required to fully perform the requirements of the position)
    • Degree / Education
      • Bachelor Degree in related field that satisfies requirements needed to fulfill certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion
    • Level of Experience
      • 2 years as a Clinical Perfusionist
    • Lic./Cert./Reg.
      • All licensure must be current/valid and from the state of West Virginia.
      • Perfusionist
      • Basic Life Support - Must be certified within 30 days of hire.
    • Typing/Word Processing skills required for this position
    • Computer Skills required for this position
    • Other Required Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Analytical Skills
      • Applies knowledge to new situations
      • Customer Service
      • Decision Making
      • Employee Relations
      • Flexible Schedule
      • Handle Multiple Assignments
      • Judgment
      • Keyboarding
      • Math Simple
      • Organization
      • Problem Solving
      • Supervisory Skills
      • Teamwork
      • Verbal Communication
      • Work Independently
    • Acceptable SUBSTITUTIONS (if any)
      • New Graduate from an American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Program may substitute for 2 years Clinical Perfusionist
    • Patient Group Knowledge (Only applies to positions with direct patient contact)
      • The employee must possess/obtain (by the end of the orientation period) and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide developmentally appropriate assessment, treatment or care as defined by the department’s identified patient ages. Specifically the employee must be able to demonstrate competency in: 1) ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patient needs; 2) knowledge of growth and development; and 3) understanding of the range of treatment needed by the patients.
        • Adolescents
        • Adults
        • Geriatrics
    • Assigns work to or supervises others
    • Competency Statement
      • Must demonstrate competency through an initial orientation and ongoing competency validation to independently perform tasks and additional duties as specified in the job description and the unit/department specific competency checklist.
    • Minimum Requirement Comments
      • Must be a graduate of a Perfusion program. All Perfusionist will be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Those perfusionists hired after January 3, 1989, that are not certified must achieve certification within two years of being employed while starting the certification process as soon as possible after employment. Perfusionist working at CAMC prior to January 3, 1989 that are not certified will not be expected to become certified until such time that the profession requires it. These actions are driven by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology, or the Joint Commission of Hospitals or any other regulatory agency carrying proper jurisdiction. Continual re-certification is mandatory and necessary record-keeping involving re-certification is the responsibility of the Perfusionist. Incumbents traveling on behalf of CAMC will do so as representatives of the CAMC perfusion department and conduct themselves accordingly. Incumbents will become members of professional organizations and complete all certification processes as required by the department.
  • Physical Requirements
    (Essential physical requirements)
    • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Vision
      • Hearing
      • Squatting
      • Crouching/Stooping
      • Hand Coordination
      • Arm Coordination
      • Kneeling
      • Crawling
      • Twisting Upper Body
    • Activities Requiring Time
      • Sitting - 2 hr
      • Standing - 6 hr
      • Walking - 2 hr
    • Lifting
      • Up to 10 lbs - Frequent
      • 11 to 24 lbs - Frequent
      • 25 to 50 lbs - Frequent
      • 51 to 75 lbs - Frequent
      • Over 75 lbs - Seldom
    • Pushing
      • 51 to 75 lbs - Often
      • Over 75 lbs - Often
    • Reaching / Pulling
      • Up to 10 lbs - Frequent
      • 11 to 24 lbs - Frequent
      • 25 to 50 lbs - Frequent
      • 51 to 75 lbs - Frequent
      • Over 75 lbs - Frequent
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Job Information

CAMC Memorial Hospital-10
Perfusion
Full Time - Varied Shifts
Allied Health
Req #: 16067-13052