CLINICAL PERFUSIONIST COORDINATOR
Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top-rated organization is looking to add a Clinical Perfusionist Coordinator to our growing team. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for customer and patient experience, we want to hear from you.
******This position is located at Connecticut Children's Medical Center*******
This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for perfusion services in accordance with hospital policies and safety guides.
Receives general supervision from the Director of Perfusion or an employee of higher grade.
Leads perfusion staff as assigned.
COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS OFFERED:
- Market Supplement of $24,000.00 paid in biweekly installments(Agreement set to expire 12/28/23)
- SIgn on Bonus of $10,000.00. ($5000.00 paid in employee's first check and $5000.00 paid after successful completion of employee's working test period)
- Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability
- Generous vacation and sick-time plans
- Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)
- Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members
- Quick commute access from I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding areas
- State of the art facility and campus environments
- Progressive leadership and educational development programs available
Schedule: 40hours per week, Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm with 30-minute unpaid meal break
**********ON CALL HOLIDAYS & WEEKENDS AS NEEDED **********
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Plans workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; assists in the development and implementation of monitoring policies and procedures; participates in clinical care plan development, process improvement initiatives, staff education and adverse event reporting and review; assesses current technology and recommends new technology for enhanced clinical care where appropriate; reviews patient’s history, consults with surgeon or physician, and obtains necessary information to set up and operate heart-lung machine and related equipment; prepares, cleans and test equipment to ensure proper functioning; as prescribed by physician and under physician’s direction, administers some types of anesthesia and medications via the extracorporeal circuit; monitors and observes patient’s physiological variables such as blood temperature, blood composition and flow rate, and adjusts equipment to maintain normal body functions; takes corrective action when abnormal situations arise, and keeps surgeon and anesthesiologist fully informed about patient’s condition at all times; documents and reviews data as determined by perfusion protocols or surgical team/hospital protocols; operates other mechanical devices to assist in the conversion of blood and blood products during surgery; provides extended long-term support of patient’s circulation outside of the operating room; collaborates with ancillary professional staff, physicians and care teams for primary cardiac surgery ; participates in institutional case review and care plan development of both individual patients and overall hospital mission; participates in appropriate inventory control and management and assures cost containment for all required inventory; conducts data management for clinical review and quality assurance; may participate in research; keeps knowledge current with related data/technological advances that relates to the field; performs other related duties.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of extracorporeal equipment; considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of perfusion services; knowledge of basic science with strong background in biology and chemistry; knowledge of principles of laboratory analysis; knowledge of biomedical engineering; knowledge of relevant State, Federal or accreditation agencies laws, regulations and guidelines; knowledge of patient safety guidelines; considerable knowledge of data management and quality assurance compliance reporting; knowledge of evidence based best practices related to perfusion services current standards of care; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; demonstrated competency in dealing with all age groups; ability to work as a team member; ability to work under stressful conditions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three (3) years adult and/or pediatric clinical perfusion experience.
- Must possess and maintain during employment a CT State Perfusionist license.
- May need to travel to additional hospitals.
Exposure to body fluids, human tissues, contagious diseases, sharps, chemicals and explosive gases. Environment is climate controlled.
To Apply: https://jobs.uchc.edu/. Search #2023-1042
Why UConn Health
UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.