Kaiser Permanente Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist in Santa Clara, California
Sets up and operates heart-lung machine, physiological monitoring instrumentation and related ancillary equipment in cardiac surgical procedures.
Reviews patient's medical history and chart, and consults with surgeon or physician to obtain patient information needed to set up heart-lung machine and associated equipment. Selects, assembles, sets up, and tests heart-lung machine to ensure that machine and associated equipment function according to specifications.
Operates heart-lung machine to regulate blood circulation and composition, to administer drugs and anesthetic agents, and to control body temperature during surgery or respiratory failure of patient. Monitors and observes operation of heart-lung machine and patient's physiologic variables such as blood temperature, blood composition, and flow rate, and adjusts equipment to maintain normal body functions. Cleans and adjusts parts of heart-lung machine.
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Graduate of an approved perfusion technology training program by date of hire.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Must be American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certified within 3 years of date of hire.
BLS certification is required.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, physics and sterile techniques.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Recent experience working in an LVAD implantation program.
Recent experience with a Variety of Heart-Lung Machines, Centrifugal Pumps, IABP, Implantable Ventricular Assist Devices, Intraoperative Autotransfusion Devices, Blood Saturation Monitors, Hemodynamic Pressure Transducers, ECMO, Anticoagulation monitors.
ECMO specialist certification preferred.
TITLE: Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.