Three Positions: Teaching Associate - Cardiovascular Perfusionist
Location: University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake (UWMC-ML), 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle WA, 98195
Description: The University of Washington Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is seeking four full-time Cardiovascular Perfusionists to join a current staff of seven based a University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake (UWMC-ML). We are one of the leading providers of services in cardiothoracic surgery in the state of Washington.
Responsibilities: All Perfusionists shall assist in cardiothoracic surgery at UW Medicine locations. Eighty-five percent of our cases are performed at UWMC-ML. The other fifteen percent are performed at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) and UWMC-Northwest (UWMC-NW).
Perfusionists are responsible for the preparation and operation of the heart and lung machine for any cardiothoracic cases. Our case load includes but is not limited to performing heart, lung and liver transplants as well as CABGs, valves, PTEs, aortic dissections, complex adult congenital cases and AngioVac. We stand by for TAVRs and laser lead extractions, provide cell saving services and support our VAD nurses. Currently, our Perfusionists are also responsible for OCS and ECLS. Our ECLS program is growing, and we are doing ECLS transport. Perfusionist hold the rank of Teaching Associates, as we are a clinical site with medical student, resident and fellow rotations.
Perfusionists will take an average of 10 days of call a month. Perfusionists must lead, teach and be flexible as UW Medicine is a busy and growing academic medical system which provides the most advance care to our patients.
Qualifications and Education:
Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
Must work independently as well as cohesively with other perfusionists, the OR staff and surgeons.
Interested candidates should upload cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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