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Operates extra-corporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace the patient's cardiopulmonary/, circulatory function and ensures the proper management of physiologic functions by monitoring the necessary variables., Scope of Practice, These duties, upon prescription by a physician and in accordance with hospital policy include, but are not limited to, the safe performance and/or management of:, Extra-corporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary support, Counter-pulsation, Circulatory support/ventricular assistance, Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Blood conservation techniques/auto-transfusion, Myocardial preservation, Anticoagulation and hematologic monitoring/analysis, Physiological monitoring/analysis, Blood gas and blood chemistry monitoring/analysis, Induction of hypothermia/hyperthermia with reversal, Hemodilution, Hemo-filtration/Ultra-filtration, Administration of medications, blood components and anesthetic agents via the extra-corporeal circuit, Documentation associated with described duties, Other duties may include:, Isolated limb/organ perfusion, Electro-physiological analysis, Organ preservation, Dialysis assistance
Responsibilities: 1. Prepares for cardiac and non-cardiac procedures. 1.1. Assesses patient medical status and calculates perfusion requirements (i.e. blood flow, BSA, CI). 1.2. Selects appropriate equipment based upon type of procedure and patient requirements and surgeon preference. 1.3. Assembles and prime circuit using sterile technique and assess circuit for potential failures (i.e. leaks, alarm status, oxygenation, pump head function). 1.4. Has necessary supplies for conduction of CPB (i.e. drugs, cpg, ice) and unanticipated events. 1.5. Completes pre-bypass safety checklist. 1.6. Completes Resource Consumption Sheet. 2. Conducts perfusion techniques. 2.1. Monitors perfusion procedures and patient status to maintain appropriate patient vital signs, flows, temperature, pressure, etc. 2.2. Performs medical, chemical and biochemical techniques during and after surgery, including blood sampling and administration of medication and anesthetic agents. 2.3. Observes equipment and operative surroundings, and assess potential malfunctions and hazards. 2.4. Takes corrective actions in the event of equipment malfunction, power loss or other emergencies. 2.5. Maintains surgical perfusion records including time log of major procedural activities, pressures, flows, temperatures, drugs administered and blood gas, electrolyte and Hct and any other pertinent data. 3. Education 3.1. Maintains CCP status through meetings, inservices and publications. Keeps current with new developments in perfusion technology and cardiac surgery. 3.2. Participates in the teaching of perfusion students, OR staff, medical and nursing students. 4. Communication and Interaction 4.1. Works well as a team member, lending assistance when needed. 4.2. Actively participates in extra duties such as replacing stock, assembling perfusion packs, assisting perfusion assistants, setting up drugs and cardioplegia for cases, cleaning and maintaining equipment. 4.3. a Demonstrates a willingness to work with new equipment. 4.4. b Demonstrates a willingness to perform new techniques. 4.5. c Demonstrates willingness to perform new procedures. 4.6. a Communicates well with surgeon. 4.7. b Communicates well with anesthesia staff members. 4.8. c Alerts team members to any changes in surgeon preferences, procedures. 5. Competency Checklist or In-service Review 5.1. ACT 5.2. Blood gases/Electrolyte/Glucose/Hct 5.3. IABP/leads 5.4. Cell saver/autologous transfusion. 5.5. ECMO 5.6. Abiomed/VAD 5.7. Transducers
Graduation from an accredited cardiopulmonary perfusion program with a masters degree or a bachelors degree. Master's degree preferred.
Preferred two years experience with a bachelor's or master's degree. New grads welcome to apply. Certified or eligible to be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
Connecticut State Perfusion License/ABCP Certified Clinical Perfusionist
Anatomy and cardio-respiratory systems, specialized medical, mechanical and electronic equipment, medical, clinical and surgical procedures and practices, hospital organization and administrative policies and procedures. Requires analytical, organizational and oral and written communication skills.
Accountable to the Director of Perfusion Services.
Must be knowledgeable concerning the variety of equipment available to perform extra-corporeal circulation functions and is responsible, in consultation with the physician, for selecting appropriate equipment and techniques to be used.