Title:  Lead, Perfusionist-Pediatric-San Antonio

Division:  CHRISTUS Children's Hospital - San Anton
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Salary Range:  $108,221 to $152,321
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15292


The Lead Perfusionist is responsible for the delivery of patient care as needed during a surgical procedure and serves as the lead for the surgical or clinical team.

Job Duties

  • Develops and initiates interdisciplinary care plan and other case management tools.
  • Performs, administers and assists with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures utilizing established procedures and protocols.
  • Coordinates information and care requirements among care providers related to treatments, procedures, medications and continuing patient care.
  • Sets up and operates heart-lung machine to assume the functions of patient organs during surgery.
  • Operates equipment to achieve bypass, coronary perfusion, recirculation or partial bypass, or to alter blood content, temperature or balance.
  • Proposes improvements to processes.
  • Develops training in-service programs.
  • May administer medicines through the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit.
  • Acts as a lead, coordinating and facilitating the work of others.
  • Ensures that the patients' physiological and metabolic needs are stable so that the cardiac surgeon may operate.
  • May be involved in procurement of cardiothoracic donor organs for transplant.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an accredited Perfusionist Technology program.
  • Six years of relevant experience.
  • Licensed Perfusionist (LP) by the State of Texas Medical Board (TMB).
  • Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).



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