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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Perfusionist is daily supervised and given routine work assignment and responsibilities by the Director. Routine patient care is under the direction of the Director and the Attending Cardiac Surgeon. Under the order of the Attending physician, the Perfusionist provides patient care in the form of support services of extracorporeal circulation and/or oxygenation, myorcardial and/or organ protection and preservation, blood component and drug/fluid administration. This includes assembly and operation of the heart-lung machine and extracorporeal circuits, operation of heater, coolers and cardioplegia delivery system, also blood concentrators, coagulation monitors, and long -tern assist devices, etc. This may include operation of devices such as adult IABP, VAS, ECMO and CPS.

Job Qualifications
1. Knowledge, skills, and ability to operate all routine equipment, special devices, monitors. 2. Advanced knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. 3. Knowledge of several cardiac disease, defects and congenital anomalies. Knowledge of a variety of organ preservations. 4. Knowledge of sterile and perfusion supplies: extracorporeal oxygenators, tubing circuits, and cannulae for adult, pediatric and infants. 5. Advanced knowledge of arteries, veins, organs, and specific paths of blood flow throughout the body, of pressures and gas exchange within the body adult, pediatric and infant patients 6. Knowledge of blood components, plasma composition of the human body and use of blood products in association of support by extracorporeal circuits and devices. 7. Ability to follow orders, take directions, and implement written perfusion protocols. Utilize formula and applied mathematics in associated application of perfusion protocols. 8. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively during operation of extracorporeal support devices and providing patient care. Ability to write clearly and neatly while recording patient data and performing other clinical and other tasks. 9. Ability to organize and prioritize patient care needs while performing several tasks at once in a clinical setting. 10. Ability to learn and apply JCAHO, CDC, and AABB standards and protocols that apply to operating room procedures and departmental policies and protocols. Knowledge of sterile techniques in the delivery of patient care. 11. Ability and knowledge of medical and perfusion terminology to converse freely. 12. Ability to conduct literature search of a medical topic from a biomedical library using Medline search programs. 13. Ability to work and cooperate in a flexible manner in the delivery of patient care demonstrating a cohesive team approach. 14. Ability to work flexible long hours during the day and night. Ability to take calls and report to work in a timely manner. 15. Ability to lift, move, push and pull heavy objects and equipment weighing from 60 to 350 lbs. 16.Ability to spend 95% or working time seating, stooping, standing, reaching up and down, handling equipment and supplies carefully and safely. 17. Ability to teach and demonstrate ideas of routine scientific application. 18. Ability to conduct oneself in a healthy and professional manner regarding sterile dress code etiquette and communicate in a professional manner. Requirements: Experience: Graduate of an accredited Perfusion program. Frequent-Variety of Heart-Lung Machines,Centrifugal Pumps, IABP, Implantable Ventricular Assist Devices, Intraoperative Autotransfusion Devices, Blood Saturation Monitors, Hemodynamic Pressure Transducers, ECMO, Anticoagulation monitors. Degree: BA/BS Certification: ABCP and CPR

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.