Michigan Medicine is one of the largest hospitals in Michigan and a premier academic medical center made up of:
U-M Health System
University of Michigan Medical School and its University of Michigan Medical Group practice
One of the nation’s largest biomedical research communities
Michigan Health Corp. — the legal entity that allows the Health System to enter into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and other business activities
In the thick of this excellence is our team of Perfusionists who are the heart of the operation here at Michigan Medicine. As our department continues to grow, we invite you to grow with us! We participate in over 2000 surgical procedures each year.
The Perfusionist will be responsible for:
Primarily works in the cardiac surgery operating room to provide cardiopulmonary bypass support.
Responsible for appropriate selection of equipment and techniques to be used, and to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions.
Follows established perfusion protocols relating to patient demographics, surgical procedure, and situation.
Monitoring and controlling extracorporeal perfusion equipment during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and related procedures on patients of all ages, while under the direction of a physician and in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of practice.
Administering prescription drugs, blood products and anesthetic agents through the extracorporeal circuit and inducing specified physiologic conditions, such as hypothermia and circulatory arrest, as ordered by a physician.
Assisting with inventory management.
Assisting with assigned projects in a collaborative cardiovascular team.
To qualify, you must have:
Graduated from an accredited Perfusion Training Program, with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Current certification as a Clinical Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in?depth, experienced?based knowledge.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
Call commitment with a 30-minute response rate.
Familiarity with the use of Centrifugal Pumps, Ventricular Assist Devices, and ECMO.
Knowledge of Adult and Pediatric clinical perfusion; experience or interest in pediatrics is desired.
Knowledge of perfusion practices and equipment. Knowledge of surgical procedures and terminology.
Strong interpersonal/human relations skills.
Ability to work under stressful situations.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to be able to work unpredictable hours, rotating shifts and on-call schedule.
Join our team for an opportunity to grow professionally in your career where we invest in you. At Michigan Medicine, you will experience:
The highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first
A culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect
We encourage you to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 192168
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.