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Perfusionist- Operating Room ( Per Diem/ Pool, Day shift)

OPERATING ROOM Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 26170


Job Summary

Provides perfusion coverage for all open heart procedures, stand by on all closed heart procedures, and stand by for the Cardiac Cath Lab. Available for ECMO start-up and trouble shooting and CPS. Acts as educator in areas when needed.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree Graduate from an accredited perfusion school of Science in perfusion technology or equivalent degree 
  • CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
  • OTHER Eligible to sit for national boards or actively pursuing certification (CCP), if not already certified



Essential Job Duties:
  •  Provides perfusion coverage per perfusion policy & guidelines for all open heart procedures, stand by on all closed heart procedures, & stand by for the Cardiac Cath Lab.
  •  Available for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) start-up and trouble shooting and Cardiopulmonary support (CPS). 
  •  Assists in submitting data for yearly departmental capital and operating budget process to secure updated equipment.
  •  Calculates and administers medications to patient per the perfusion drug administration policy.
  •  Completes patient assessment and documents appropriately on perfusion record; completes appropriate records during operative procedures utilizing the pre-bypass checklist.
  •  Coordinates and participates in the training of students, staff, and peers.
  •  Coordinates, evaluates, and adjusts specifics of care with staff, physicians, and supporting personnel.
  •  Maintains departmental policies and procedures for area of specialty.
  •  Orders, restocks, and inventories supplies and maintains perfusion equipment and supplies. 
  •  Performs handoff to incoming/outgoing perfusionist to ensure continuity of care and safety goals are maintained.
  •  Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning, as appropriate, and fosters a Family Centered Care Environment.
  •  Follows physician’s orders, administers to the field, and adheres to six rights of medication administration per medication administration policy.
  •  Monitors patient vitals. Maintains targeted hemodynamics in accordance with perfusion safety policy.
  •  Communicates and documents critical lab results per Health System policy and procedures.
  • 2 years of experience in perfusion preferred
  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers
  • Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking and service excellence in practice
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Able to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions
  • Ability to positively influence, hold self and others accountable
  • Able to work effectively in collaborative environment



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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

OPERATING ROOM-2100-760000

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Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

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