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Sanford Health Perfusionist - Cardiovascular Institute - FT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Heart Hospital Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1301 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Rotating Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Schedule varies and will include days, nights and weekends with an on call rotation.

The Cardiovascular Institute is located within the Sanford Heart Hospital, offering advanced, integrated and personalized heart care from experienced heart specialists. As a Perfusionist within Sanford, you will have the opportunity to take ownership over your cases and work alongside three Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Job Summary

Performs extra-corporeal circulation, using heart-lung machines, during various cardiac surgeries to allow cardiac surgeons to focus on performing procedures. Performs cardio-pulmonary perfusions in various cardiac surgeries to ensure patients' circulatory and respiratory needs are met. Operates heart-lung machines and other relevant equipment for cardio-pulmonary perfusion. Monitors, calibrates and maintains devices according to relevant standards. Monitors a spectrum of physiologic parameters and copes with emergency situations during cardio-pulmonary perfusion procedures. Adheres to quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure accurate and safe practices in cardiopulmonary perfusion. Operation of blood salvage. Sets up and primes pumps for on-bypass procedures and cell savers. Calibrates instrumentation for on-bypass.

In addition, the clinical perfusionist often functions in supportive roles for other medical specialties. Including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to assist in long-term support of patients outside of the operation room environment. Ability to provide perfusion and perfusion related services to a variety of surgical patients. Ability to communicate with patients, family members and others on health care team. Ability to solve problems. Ability to document clearly and communicate in writing. Ability to perform and evaluate laboratory tests. Ability to manage fluids, blood, and electrolyte therapy. Ability to monitor and support patients using current perfusion techniques. Ability to work with growth and develop needs of all client populations. Maintains patient perfusion needs. Ability and willingness to accommodate on-call rotations and responsibilities. Be competent in the use of Activated Clotting Time (ACT) Machine.

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited perfusion program required.

Board eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) with subsequent annual recertification within one year of hire preferred.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-46879
Featured: No

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