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Perfusionist

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US

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Requisition Number: 9717

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External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Required: Board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, or eligible (must be attained within 6 months from hire). New hires must accumulate 50 cases to sit for the boards. Until certified, candidate works under the direction of a preceptor.

Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: one year

Summary:
The Staff Perfusionist 1 primary responsibility is to conduct cardiopulmonary bypass for patients undergoing bypass surgery. Participates in all activities related to overall operation of the department, specifically data collection and management, laboratory management and equipment readiness. The perfusionist will be available to consult with the medical staff on all perfusion related technologies.

Responsibilities:

1. Operates the heart-lung machine and provides safe cardiovascular support for patients cardiac and some non-cardiac surgical procedures.
2. Monitors and manages all appropriate hemodynamic and metabolic parameters in the conduct of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB).
3. Records all relevant data during CPB and maintains those records in accordance with the practice and policies of the institution.
4. Performs preventative maintenance of all equipment and records all such maintenance.
5. Responsible for practicing in accordance within the acceptable standards of perfusion practice.
6. Provides autotransfusion/blood conservation techniques during cardiac and non-cardiac procedures as requested.
7. Participates in research as requested. Assists in the development and implementation of research protocols.
8. Participates in the management of a Moderately Complex (CLIA-Defined) blood testing laboratory for the purpose of providing Point of Care testing intraoperatively for the cardiac surgical patient.

Required: Board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, or eligible (must be attained within 6 months from hire). New hires must accumulate 50 cases to sit for the boards. Until certified, candidate works under the direction of a preceptor.

Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: Comprehensive knowledge of perfusion techniques; an understanding of the related physiology; the ability to assess the patient's status and manage the situation appropriately. Clinical experience in the conduct of Adult Perfusion preferred.

Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 10

Work Shift: Varied Days/Hours

Org Unit: 1480

Department: Cardiac Perfusion Services

Exempt: Yes

Grade: L4

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

 

 

 

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Perfusionist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 38128