Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Hours: Eight (8) Hour Shifts
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is searching for a skilled Perfusionist to join our team in an advanced academic medical setting!
Why Hershey Medical Center?
The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Institute has an excellent reputation as an international leader in the research, development and clinical use of heart pumps and artificial hearts. Penn State Health specialists are leading research and clinical trials to improve knowledge, care and treatment options for heart and vascular conditions.
Penn State Health offers an opportunity to work with varied patient populations in a department with exposure to unique cases and where transplants are performed.
The Perfusionist is responsible for operation and maintenance of the heart-lung machine, cardiopulmonary support devices including intra-aortic balloon pump, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as well as blood loss management equipment such as Cell Saver and Rapid Infuser.
The Perfusionist will set up, prime, initiate and troubleshoot extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the infant, pediatric and adult patients. The Perfusionist performs intra-operative Point-of-Care testing (ACTs, ABGs) for the cardiothoracic patient, and initiates, manages and troubleshoots ventricular assist devices.
As a leader within the department, the Perfusionist oversees the duties and performance of the Perfusion Assistants in the absence of the Chief Perfusionist.
As a Perfusionist in an academic setting, the individual assists with research activities relating to extracorporeal circulation which include data collection, evaluation and analysis on all cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Additionally, the Perfusionist contributes their expertise by assisting faculty researchers in design of projects and preparation of proposals. Other academic support will include developing new research and clinical protocols and procedures, modifying existing protocols, and assisting in preclinical testing of new devices and techniques prior to their use in patient care areas of the Hospital.
Graduate of an American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) accredited school of perfusion technology required.
Current certification by the ABCP as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) or attain CCP status within two (2) years of graduation from an ABCP accredited school of perfusion technology required.
A valid, current license in the State of Pennsylvania or licensure eligible is required.
2 Years of experience as a Perfusionist
Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology, Physiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Perfusion Sciences or related field preferred.
Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and a competitive paid time off program to ensure that our employees enjoy strong work life balance. This is a great opportunity for an individual seeking an opportunity to advance their skills in an academic setting while working collaboratively with a team of professionals with vast experience in the field.
Why Central PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster's Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League's Penn FC.Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country's most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone's favorite chocolate! Like our city's founders, you will find this area to be full of socially-minded organizations and individuals working together to create an amazing place to live!
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