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Perfusionist 8/18/2016

VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia) Richmond, VA

Company
VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
101410117721
AJE Ref #
575918433
Location
Richmond, VA
Job Type
Temporary

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Company: VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Facility: VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals at Richmond
Department: Childrens Heart Center


VCU Health Systems Perfusion Services is seeking a PRN/Hourly - Perfusionist.
Are you a Perfusionist looking to join a highly-skilled team committed to children and their families? Then we might be just the place for you. The Childrens Hospital Foundation Heart Center is growing and we are looking for Pediatric Perfusionists. We prefer applicants with at least two years of pediatric perfusion experience and the ability to work in a team environment.
The Childrens Hospital Foundation Heart Center at Childrens Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides the regions most comprehensive care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease. From fetal cardiology to interventional cardiac catheterization and surgery, our team works together to ensure that our cardiac patients thrive into adulthood. Our focus is on achieving exceptional outcomes and a healthy future, utilizing the most advanced diagnostic techniques and medical and surgical treatments. The Childrens Hospital Foundation Heart Center was established through the generosity of a $28 million gift from Childrens Hospital Foundation.
The Childrens Hospital Foundation Heart Center leads the Childrens Hospital of Richmond at VCUs extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) service. CHoRs is one of only two ECMO centers in Virginia, and one of the first centers to successfully treat neonates with this technology.
Responsibilities
Maintains life-support functions during cardiopulmonary bypass for those patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Provides additional cardiac support for patients undergoing radiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures related to cardiac disease. Assists in preservation of hemodynamic stability through blood conservation/salvage/infusion for those patients undergoing both scheduled and emergency surgery for cardiac as well as other surgical specialties.
Qualifications

Required
Graduate of an accredited perfusion program
Current American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion certification or eligible
AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent

Perfusionists work all three shifts, weekends and holidays. Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with the Chief Perfusionist. Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Preferred
Bachelors Degree in a Health Science field (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology) or closely related field
Academic Health Care experience PRN 1: Days