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Perfusionist - Cardiovascular Institute - FT

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Facility: Heart Hospital Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 1301 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA

Shift: 8 Hours - Rotating Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40. 00

Salary Range: $68.27 - $87.50

Department Details

Schedule varies and will include days, nights and weekends with an on call rotation.

The Cardiovascular Institute is located within the Sanford Heart Hospital, offering advanced, integrated and personalized heart care from experienced heart specialists. As a Perfusionist within Sanford, you will have the opportunity to take ownership over your cases and work alongside three Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Job Summary

Performs extra-corporeal circulation using heart-lung machines and ancillary related devices for medical and surgical support. Performs extracorporeal circulation using heart-lung machines during various cardiac surgeries to allow cardiac surgeons to focus on performing procedures. Performs cardio-pulmonary perfusions in various cardiac surgeries to ensure patients' circulatory and respiratory needs are met. Operates heart-lung machines and other relevant equipment for cardio-pulmonary perfusion. Monitors, calibrates and maintains devices according to relevant standards. Monitors a spectrum of physiologic parameters and copes with emergency situations during cardio-pulmonary perfusion procedures. Adheres to quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure accurate and safe practices in cardiopulmonary perfusion. Operation of blood salvage and blood hemoconcentration devices (Cell Saver/Hemoconcentrator).

In addition, the clinical perfusionist often functions in supportive roles for other medical specialties. Manages HIPEC pumping and heating systems for general surgical chemotherapy treatments. Also, involved in the setup, priming, initiation, and trouble-shooting of ECMO for cardiac and/or pulmonary support of patients outside of the operation room environment. Ability to provide perfusion and perfusion related services to a variety of medical/surgical patients. Ability to communicate with patients, family members and others on health care team. Ability to solve problems. Ability to document clearly and communicate in writing. Ability to perform and evaluate laboratory tests. Ability to manage fluids, blood, and electrolyte therapy. Ability to monitor and support patients using current perfusion techniques. Ability to work with growth and develop needs of all client populations. Maintains patient perfusion needs. Ability and willingness to accommodate on-call rotations and responsibilities.


Graduate from an accredited perfusion program required.

Board eligible for certification or certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) with subsequent annual recertification within one year of hire preferred.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0094875

Job Function: Allied Health

Featured: No

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Published on 06/25/2022

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