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Perfusionist

Location

Missouri Baptist Medical Center - St. Louis, MO

Job Description

Job ID: 1159873
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women’s and infants’ services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations.

 

The Perfusion Department is comprised of 5 licensed clinical perfusionists with the responsibilities including operation of the heart lung machine and blood cell savers during open heart surgery procedures, provision of point of care diagnostic testing and participation in general surgery procedures that require autologous blood cell processing or autologous platelet gel therapies. The Perfusion Department is also responsible for providing Intra-aortic balloon pump support for Cardiac Cath and cardiac surgery patients requiring temporary left ventricular assist support.  These services are provided in cooperation with the physicians and nurses caring for these patients.
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Role Purpose

Under the general supervision of the chief perfusionist and attending physician, the staff perfusionist provides extracorporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary bypass and related perfusion activities during surgical procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts cardiopulmonary bypass including, but not inclusive of the procedure to be performed. Selects supplies required for the procedure, sets up, primes, and tear down of the equipment.
  • Administers pharmaceuticals and intravenous solutions under the supervision of attending cardiothoracic surgeon or anesthesiologist.
  • Evaluates new technology released by industry to assess its effectiveness and/or improvements to patient care; instructs and mentors peers on the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Selects, sets-up, operates and monitors the extracorporeal membrane oxygenator systems, ventricular assist devices, and paracorporeal lung assist devices according to hospital protocol.
  • Transports patients out from originating entity on extracoporeal devices by ground transportation and may participate in the transport (mobile or fixed-wing) of patients supported by extracorporeal devices to outside hospital.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree- Nursing/Physical Sci/related
Experience
  • <2 years
Supervisor Experience
  • No Experience
Licenses & Certifications
  • Licensed Perfusionist
  • New Grad Provisional License
Preferred Requirements Experience
  • 2-5 years
Licenses & Certifications
  • Cert Clinical Perfusionist
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Contact Information

Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
8300 Eager Road
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314-362-3856)
tawana.gates@bjc.org

Closing Date

12-31-2017