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Perfusionist - Operating Room, FT; 40 hours/week Varies (7255)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Perfusionist who sets up and operates heart/lung machine to take on the functions of patient's organs while in surgery. Operates equipment to produce bypass, coronary perfusion, recirculation or partial bypass, or to alter blood temperature, balance, or content.


Essential Functions/Competencies

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1.        Operates heart-lung machine to regulate blood circulation and composition, to administer drugs and anesthetic agents, and to control body temperature during surgery or respiratory failure of patient.


2.        Monitors and observes operation of heart-lung machine and patients physiologic variables such as blood pressure, blood composition, and flow rate, and adjusts equipment to maintain normal body functions.


3.        Cleans and adjusts parts of heart-lung machine.


4.        Reviews patient medical history and chart, and consults with surgeon or physician to obtain patient information needed to set up heart-lung machine and associated equipment.


5.        Selects, assembles, sets up, and tests heart-lung machine to ensure that machine and associated equipment function according to specifications.


6.        Participates in continuing education programs in the field of advanced medical circulation technology.


7.        Assists with the orientation of new staff.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



8.        Performs other related duties as assigned.




         Knowledge of principles and techniques of circulation technology.

         Knowledge of heart devices such as electrical pacemakers and defibrillators.

         Must possess precision, accuracy and a high attention to detail skills.

         Must possess exceptional critical thinking skills and be able to deal with extreme pressure and stress.

         Must be able to concentrate and perform job duties during long and complicated surgeries.

         Must work well in teams.

         Must have excellent oral communication skills to clearly communicate information to surgeons, anesthesiologist and other medical staff regarding the patients health status.



         Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Perfusionist required.

         Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Perfusionist preferred

         Previous experience as a Perfusionist in a pediatric environment preferred



         Current and valid Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion is preferred.

         Current and Valid Clinical Perfusionist licensure in the State of Nebraska required.

         Basic Life Support required, to work



         Must be able to participate in on call rotation.

         Evenings and weekend availability required when on call


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Job Details

Date Posted January 10, 2019
Date Closes April 10, 2019
Requisition 941704-13420
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Operating Room
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1061.00 Anesthesiologists
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Operating Room
  • Pediatric Care

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