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Clinical (Non-Faculty Only)
Main Campus Jackson
Surgery-Ped & Cong Hrt
To operate the cardiopulmonary bypass machine in the operating room during open-heart surgery; monitor/operate the cell saver, blood gas analyzer, activating clotting time heparin analyzer, and intra-aortic balloon pump during any medical procedure in which it is necessary to artificially support or temporarily replace a patient's circulatory or respiratory functions.
Education & Experience
Must meet minimum certification requirements by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. NALS, PALS, BLS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Teaching skills. Leadership skills. Interpersonal skills. Written and verbal communication skills. Supportive of organization/administrative goals and objectives. Collaboration skills. Computer skills. Organizational skills. Able to read and interpret scientific data.
In conjunction with the physician, performs extracorporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary support, counterpulsation, circulatory support/ventricular assistance, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, blood conservation techniques/auto transfusion, and myocardial preservation. Monitors and analyzes anticoagulation, hematological, and physiological functions and blood/gas chemistry. Induces and reverses hypothermia/hyperthermia; performs hemodilution and hemofiltration; administers medications, blood components and anesthetic agents via the extracorporeal circuit.
Provides educational in-services to multidisciplinary members of the healthcare team on safe and effective operation of equipment and care of the patient. Conducts periodic in-service training on cardiopulmonary bypass procedures for residents, students, and nurses.
Assesses function of equipment and evaluates by means of quality control protocols. Maintains equipment maintenance records and inventory.
Researches equipment needs. Collaborates with hospital management and departments to assure provision of equipment and supplies.
Collects, analyzes, disseminates, and maintains data on cardiac surgery patients as appropriate. Participates in databased performance improvement programs.
Researches new products and devises new design plans for efficiency and cost containment while preserving high quality standards and outcomes. Participates in professional organizations and related research activities. Prepares manuscripts for publication and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Reviews current extracorporal literature and participates in continuing education seminars.
Provides on-call coverage for routine and emergency cardiovascular procedures.
The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.
Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, frequent exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, occasional activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, frequent crouching/stooping, frequent kneeling, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)
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University Of Mississippi Medical Center