University Health Care System Perfusionist in Augusta, Georgia



University Health Care System is looking for a Perfusionist to work with a team that is committed to improving the health of those we serve. This is a full time opportunity with a great benefits package and perks!


The Perfusionist as assigned by the Chief Perfusionist and under the direction of the primary surgeon, the clinical perfusionist will set–up and operate devices such as the heart-lung machine for cardiopulmonary bypass procedure, ventricular assist, autologoous autotransfusion. He/she will also provide IABP and surgical back–up for procedures performed in the heart catheterization lab. The duties listed are to be considered as the general functions performed but are not all inclusive. Accountability will be monitored through direct observations; achievement of team service goals including satisfaction, quality, and financial outcomes; and performance improvement activities.

Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.


EducationGraduation from an accredited program in Cardiopulmonary Perfusion Technology Bachelor’s degree in perfusion technology or related science preferred.

Licensure/CertificationCurrent and valid professional license in the state of Georgia. American board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certified or certificate eligible BCLS required.

ExperienceTwo year of perfusion experience preferred.

Knowledge, skills, abilitiesAbility to think critically and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Knowledge of growth and development relevant to the ages of the patients served.

Knowledge of the diseases and health care needs of the patient population served.

Assessment, analytical, and synthesis skills sufficient to interpret and analyze patient health data; identify needs, prioritize needs; and develop an individualized plan of care.

Evaluation skills adequate to evaluate patient response to care and take appropriate action.

High level of interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate with patients, families, visitors, team members, physicians and other hospital personnel with whom daily interactions must take place.

Problem solving skills sufficient to allow effective problem/ conflict resolution.

Demonstrated traits of initiative and dependability required.

Ability to perform efficiently and effectively under stress.

Physical Demands

Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)

Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed

Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)

Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head

Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.

Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.

Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions

Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells

HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89

Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies

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Job ID2018-7004

CategoryAllied Health

Department6370 - Cardiothoracic/Vasc Surgery OR

ShiftVaried Shifts

Pay Grade28

FT/PT/PRNFull Time

RecruiterMac McCord