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Description: Seeking a full time pediatric Perfusionist to join in our Cardiac Center at the DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE . Our hospital is a free standing pediatric hospital with an active Heart Transplant and VAD program.
I. Primary Function -
This position is responsible for: all aspects of extracorporeal support, including but not limited to, initiation and maintenance of cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist devices.
II. Essential Functions â“
1.Setup and prime extracorporeal circuitry.
2.Operate the heart lung machine during cardiopulmonary bypass.
5.Maintain perfusion patient records (pump record) for all cardiac surgical procedures.
6.Utilize department-specific point of care monitoring devices, interpret results, and modify patient care accordingly.
7.Maintain annual board certification.
Bachelor's degree or higher from accredited school of perfusion
Would consider New grads with proven interest in pediatric perfusion
In-depth knowledge of extracorporeal equipment, cell salvage equipment, ECMO and VAD equipment
Knowledge of the ethical professional conduct of clinical perfusionist
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must be a graduate of an accredited Program School of Perfusion Technology
1-3 years of experience in pediatrics preferred, but students with strong pediatric clinical experience will be considered
ECMO and VAD experience is preferred but not required
Must be ABCP board certified, or obtain certification within the first year of employment
BLS Certification with the American Heart Association
Participate in a shared call system
To perform perfusion duties as needed
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique âœBridge to a Healthy Futureâ pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.