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Perfusionists provide support to patients when their circulatory and respiratory functions are temporarily replaced. Their duties include operating heart-lung machines, managing the patient’s demands while the surgeon operates on the heart, delivering drugs that stop the heart, monitoring patient parameters, and operating other complex equipment. Based on our collection of resume samples for Perfusionist, essential job assets include clinical skills, knowledge of extracorporeal circulation, strong observational skills, medical teamwork, decision-making, and accuracy. Those interested in a Perfusionist career should make display of a four-year degree with training in biology, anatomy, physiology, and chemistry.

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Michigan Area Manager/chief Perfusionist, Bronson Hospital

Promoted through ranks from initial role as Per Diem Traveling Perfusionist to manage scheduling and daily operations for all auto-transfusion and cardiac accounts in Michigan. Recruited, hired, and led team of 25+ perfusionists and clinical technologists. Monitored and presented quality indicators to hospital administrators, surgeons, and medical directors. Served on HCSG Perfusion Advisory Board, as Quality Preceptor for Joint Commission readiness and compliance, and as Chief Perfusionist at Bronson Hospital.

  • Reduced intra-operative blood usage by 40% at primary hospital by instituting blood management protocol in cardiac surgery.
  • Secured Joint Commission accreditation and finding-free inspections for each and every Michigan account as Quality Preceptor ensuring compliance with credentialing and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated expertise in heart lung machines, cardiac assist devices, cell savers, and dialysis/renal replacement machines with ~600 open-heart procedures performed each year.
  • Contributed to inventory and billing improvements by participating in Six Sigma process improvement project.
  • Played key role in driving organizational growth by working with sales team to acquire/renew contracts.
  • Recognized consistently for best practice implementations, quality standards, and customer service.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
BA
Health Administration
2

Staff Perfusionist

Served on a cohesive, five-member level one trauma center team handling 100-150 open-heart surgical adult cases per year, covering alternate shifts including 24/7 on call rotational duties.

  • Responded to a variety of emergency and surgical situations.
  • Performed point of care and quality control testing, participated in cost containment and efficiency practice projects.
  • Trained perfusionist students on a rotating basis
  • Part of a "5-Star" employee team recognized for exemplary work.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
24
years
at this job
BS
Health Science
3

Staff Perfusionist and Quality Assessment Manager

Performed quality management and perfusion functions for this level-one trauma center and teaching hospital. Performed pediatric and adult procedures, including open heart, transplants, isolated limb perfusions, and a variety of orthopedic and vascular surgeries. Scheduled staff. Assisted in developing department budget. Operated/maintained IL BGE.

  • Commended for designing/implementing an innovative Continuous Quality Assurance
  • Instrumental in department’s receiving hospital’s Financial Impact Award for reducing costs based on successful QA and inventory management systems.
  • Consistently met JCAHO standards; work continuously to comply with regulations.
  • Designed a clinical database using MS Access software, permitting perfusionists to enter data and resulting in cost savings and improved reporting capabilities.
  • Developed an innovative Inventory Management/Ordering system using Excel software, resulting in up to $200,000 reductions in operating costs.
  • Developed quarterly Blood Utilization Reports for the Blood Utilization Committee.
  • Served as Clinical Instructor for Ohio State University students.
  • Completed medical mission to Lima, Peru; coordinated donations; perfused 8 pediatric/infant open heart cases in primitive conditions with inadequate equipment.
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Nursing Program
4

Chief Perfusionist

Helped rebuild [company name] to a nationally ranked top 100 Cardiac Hospital.

  • Initiated cost improvements that led to significant cost savings year over year.
  • Coordinated efforts to bring in new technology including minimally invasive valve procedures, TMR
  • Worked closely with cardiac surgery team to track quality indicators and implement quality
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
Nursing
BS
Business Management And Economics, Healthcare Management
5

Chief Pediatric Perfusionist

Responsible for Administrative oversight and daily flow of the Cardiovascular Perfusion Department that provides 365 day, 24/7 coverage for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Level 1 Traumas, and all other Orthopedic needed services (auto transfusion, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Serve as the primary supervisor for all aspects of pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass. Responsible for all perfusion case management and collaborative assessments to help with improving patient outcomes. Evaluated all supply inventories and restructured contracts to reverse previous financial decline and restore stability by implementing aggressive cost reductions without compromising patient care.

  • Responsible for administrative oversight of the Open Heart Surgery Cost Center, with responsibilities including annual budget, capital expenditures, payroll, staff recruitment, retention, and performance appraisals for staff perfusionists.
  • Developed and Implemented Policy and Procedure Manual for the Perfusion Department.
  • Developed perfusion new hire employee check list and annual employee competencies.
  • Coordinated problem resolution strategies to improve procedures, systems, and staffing.
  • Resolved Conflicts while maintaining positive internal/external relationships.
  • Clinical instructor for Drexel University and Cooper Cardiovascular Technology Perfusion Programs.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Mcp
MA
Organizational Management
MBA
Business Administration
6

Perfusionist

Complete operation of heart-lung machine and ancillary equipment during cardiothoracic cases including coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repair/replacements, heart transplants and aortic aneurysm repairs. Responsible for taking emergency heart call one weekly and every fourth weekend. Maintained daily written communications to the patient's primary physician. Performed daily equipement troubleshooting, cleaning and supply management. Complete updating for Microsoft Access patient record database. Frequent emergent circuit set ups for patient emergencies.

  • Responsible for formulation of Monthly Call Schedule for Perfusion department.
  • Volunteered to be a speaker for the 2002 Emory Cardiac Anesthesia Meeting.
  • Consulted patients to enroll in Dr. Puskas' pioneering "SMART" Study which was analyzing the pros and cons of utilizing the heart-lung machine.
  • Administered pulmonary function and neurological tests for the "SMART" Study.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
BS
Circulation Technology
Pre-nursing
7

Perfusionist

Operated the heart/lung machine for cardiopulmonary procedures

  • Used appropriate equipment/supplies and monitor data based on patient
  • Communicated with open-heart team personnel during procedures
  • Recognized and resolved variances and abnormal situations that may arise
  • Demonstrated appropriate clinical vigilance and awareness before, during and after cardiopulmonary bypass
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Perfusion Technology
BS
Cardiopulmonary Science
8

Clinical Perfusionist

I successfully operated the heart-lung machine during cardiac procedures. The caseload included bypass grafts, valve replacements and reconstruction, and Heart-port minimally invasive procedures. I performed all necessary maintenance procedures on our equipment, as well as laboratory assays on patient specimens, quality control materials and regulatory agency proficiency specimens. I was responsible for data collection and entry, billing, inventory management and scheduling. My clinical duties included hospital wide intra-aortic balloon pump insertions and ventricular assist device implantations. Cell salvage was performed each cardiac case and I was responsible for on-call emergency cell salvage for any procedure for which cell salvage was necessary.

  • Safely performed over 1500 cardiopulmonary bypass procedures
  • Authored two formal studies for company mandated quality improvement initiatives, performing all data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Attended surgical rounds in the intensive care unit, following up patient recovery and discussing methods of improving outcomes
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
C
Perfusion
AS
Medical Technology
BS
Medical Technology
9

Certified Clinical Perfusionist, CCP

Operated heart/lung machine for coronary artery bypass cases and valve replacements

  • Operated the heart and lung machine for bi-pass cases
  • Consulted with cardiovascular surgeon prior to each patient's case presentation
  • Deemed competent to assume additional responsibilties including harvesting of saphenous leg veins for conduit in coronary artery bypass grafting, as well as wound closure
  • Educated residents on techniques, operation of medical devices and introduced new cardiovascular equipment capabilities
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
Clinical Perfusionist
10

Cardiac Perfusionist

Operated cardiac bypass pump during open heart procedures

  • Monitored patient parameters while on bypass, including the administration of blood products, drugs and anesthetic agents
  • Trained students in the operation of the bypass pump
  • Consulted with surgeons on techniques to be used during open heart surgery
  • Managed patients requiring cardiac support, including ventricular assist devices and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Biology
Biochemistry And Physiology

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