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Perfusionist - Perfusion **Education Assistance Repayment Program Offered**

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:Sets up, operatesand monitors a heart-lung pump and other ancillary monitoring and life supportequipment during open-heart surgery procedures.Services the patient from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adultand geriatric.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitorsthe heart-lung machine.
  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitorsancillary and required life support equipment
  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitorsany cardiopulmonary related life support equipment.
  • Sets up, operates and monitors Intra-AorticBalloon Pump.
  • Reviews extensively patient history and consultwith surgeon case plan/procedure and perfusion requirements for case.
  • Communicates patient conditions to surgeon andanesthesia with all appropriate indications before, during and after perfusionpump runs.
  • Operates all related perfusion devices specificto blood conservation and patient physiologic management according to patientrequirements.
  • Takes corrective measures when abnormalsituations arise pertaining to perfusion equipment and trouble shoots thesituations with ease.
  • Monitors closely the patient s physiologicalvariables such as blood temps, blood composition, flow rates, saturations, acidbase balance, and all other normal body physiology throughout the perfusioncare.
  • Proactively corrects any emergent situations ina calm, safe and controlled manner to resume a high level of critical supportas quickly as possible.
  • Assists in the coordination of the ECMO programby organizing the training of staff and ECMO specialists with the direction ofthe ECMO Coordinator.
  • Develops ongoing education/training andcompetencies quarterly for ECMO specialists to include wet-lab simulations.
  • Takes call as required.
  • Assesses and documents patient response tocardiopulmonary by-pass.
  • Assists in moving and transport of patient.
  • Assists in transport of patient on anIntra-Aortic Balloon Pump.
  • Monitors patient during transport.
  • Operates mini-lab and interprets results.
  • Moves equipment as necessary for cardiopulmonaryby-pass, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and all ancillary equipment.
  • Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation asneeded.
  • Performs record keeping functions.
  • Performs Quality Control and Quality Assuranceactivities and records the same.
  • Supports and participates in departmentalPerformance Improvement projects. Position Type: Regular
    Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
    Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESREQUIRED:
    • Completion and graduation from an accreditedPerfusion Technology training program.
    • Board certified or eligible for certification.
    • Pediatric experience desired.
    • Ability to read, write and speak Englishlanguage.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providercertified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abusetraining specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. Additional Information
      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0247959
      • Schedule: Full-time
      • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Perfusionist - Perfusion **Education Assistance Repayment Program Offered**, Education / Teaching , Des Moines, Iowa

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