DirectShifts is looking for a Perfusionist who'd be responsible for a wide range of mechanical life support systems. This position is based in the Cardiac Services Department and provides clinical service throughout the department. 


  • Understands and adheres to the facilities' Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors
  • Performs Intraoperative Autotransfusion during procedures when significant amounts of blood loss are expected; independently operates the autotransfusion device, ensuring a safe blood product
  • Provides technical management of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) during invasive placement in the Operating Room, I.C.U., or Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Ensures optimal performance of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
  • Performs Hemofiltration; provides for excess intravascular and interstitial fluid removal from patients undergoing cardiac surgery
  • Assembles, primes, re-circulates, and tests the extracorporeal circuit prior to initiation of heart-lung bypass
  • In consultation with the surgeon, modifies extracorporeal circuit and/or incorporates the use of special equipment to accommodate operative procedure to be performed
  • Monitors and observes the operation of the heart-lung machine and makes adjustments as required based on patient’s physiologic parameters
  • Obtains and runs blood samples during cardiac procedures
  • Responsible for the administration of medications, blood components, and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit
  • Performs advanced blood therapies including PRP, Platelet Gel, hemofiltration, and autotransfusion
  • Maintains adequate record keeping during surgical procedures
  • Disassembles and cleans the perfusion equipment following termination of the procedure
  • Participates in service-line “on-call” responsibilities.
  • Assists in instructing advanced practice providers and nursing staff with understanding cardiopulmonary bypass and IABP
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and graduate of Perfusion program
  • Three (3) years of post-training clinical experience providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs
  • Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) as recognized by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)
  • CPR certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire

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