Title:  Lead, Perfusionist-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 196,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17310


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.  This position is located in San Antonio, TX.

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).


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.