Perfusionist Resume Samples

A Perfusionist undertakes the crucial task of operating and monitoring the mechanical devices used in the surgical and medical procedures that require partial or complete cardiopulmonary bypass and other support systems. Typical work activities conducted on daily basis are mentioned on the Perfusionist Resume as – operating the heart-lung machine while the surgeon operates on the heart, managing the physiological and metabolic demands of the patient, and taking responsibility to deliver the drug that stops the heart. It is also the responsibility of the Perfusionist to measure various blood and other parameters and to identify appropriate mechanical, pharmacological, and thermal manipulation to maintain a physiological state.

To work at this level, the following skills are needed – a thorough understanding of both the respiratory and circulatory systems, the ability to operate complex equipment, knowledge of equipment available to perform extracorporeal circulations functions, and staying updated with the patient’s current health conditions and medical health history. In addition to a degree, the applicant is expected to have a relevant qualification.

Perfusionist Resume example

Perfusionist Resume

Objective : Experienced clinician with a proven strengths in operations management, surgeon and staff relations, blood conservation, best practices, and team collaboration and development.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Policy Writing, Inventory Management, Supervising, Training, Interviewing, Auditing Processes, Process Improvement, CMS Core Measures, Midas, Meditech, Epic, ICD-9 Codes.

Description :

    1. Perfused and packaged organs in the operating room.
    2. Evaluated potential import organs for transplant.
    3. Maintained organ supplies and equipment.
    4. Revised current policies and procedures to current practices.
    5. Educated operating room staff of organ procurement process.
    6. Perfused kidneys for transplant using Waters kidney preservation system.
    7. Providing a Perfusion services for Adult cardiac program.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MHA


Perfusionist Resume

Summary : Currently working as an on call Surgical Technician. Extensive background in Cardiovascular Medicine, and formally a Licensed Private Investigator. Specializing in fraud surveillance, also background checks.

Skills : License and Certificate State of New Jersey - Perfusion.

Description :

    1. Complexed aortic surgeries in a teaching-university environment Clinical instructor for Midwestern University Cardiovascular Science / Perfusion.
    2. Cell Saver operator during vascular cases, (Contractor).
    3. Served as a clinician to operate the heart lung machine during adult cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.
    4. Senior perfusionist involved in all aspects of adult and pediatric perfusion.
    5. Clinical instructor for perfusion students from SUNY, MUSC, MidWestern University, Quinnipiac University, Rush University and Barry University.
    6. Worked with cardiac surgeons, cardiologist, anesthesiologist and perfusionist on research and presentations.
    7. Covered 7 cardiac programs across the system.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    Certificate In Perfusion


    Perfusionist Resume

    Summary : Cardiovascular perfusionists work under the direct clinical supervision of an anesthesiologist and a surgeon. Provide technical support in the application of extracorporeal (situated outside the body) perfusion techniques.

    Skills : Setting up, Operating, and Maintaining complex perfusion equipment.

    Description :

      1. Managed the heart- lung machine and interact with surgeons to ensure a safe cardiac bypass scenario during cardiac surgery.
      2. Setup, prime, and manage extracorporeal devices including the heart-lung machine and ECMO.
      3. Familiared with setting up and monitoring Heartmate II and III VADs, as well as Heartware HVAD.
      4. Experienced in standard CABG and valve cases, in addition to mini MV repairs, aortic dissection repairs, heart transplants, and thoracoabdominal.
      5. Perfusionist and Instructor, Shadyside Hospital (later Biotronics) I worked in cardiac surgery as a perfusionist.
      6. Responsible for operating the heart-lung machine which maintains the oxygenated flow of blood for the patient during open.
      7. Responded to unexpected and emergent situations during open-heart surgery and taught my students how to respond to these crucial situations.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    BSc

    Perfusionist Resume

    Summary : As a perfusionist, work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and private practices. Also have the chance to specialize in different areas of perfusion, such as cardiac, critical care, or oncology.

    Skills : Patient Care, Heart-Lung Machine, Ecmo.

    Description :

      1. Studied the patients medical history and notes to be prepared for the surgery.
      2. Operated and selected of a variety of extracorporeal circulation equipment, such as the heart-lung machine, the artificial heart, blood transfusion devices, the intra-aortic balloon pump, and various ventricular-assist devices.
      3. Monitored and care management of the patient during surgery to ensure safe physiologic functions. 
      4. Routine administration of various types of blood products and medications to patients during surgery.
      5. Variety of administrative duties, such as equipment management, supply purchasing, department management, and quality improvement.
      6. Reported device complaints to proper departments within quality assurance
      7. Scheduled travel arrangements to ensure multiple objectives are accomplished.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Management
        Education
        Education
        MSc

        Perfusionist Resume

        Summary : As a Perfusionist, responsible for pumping fluid through the body, when a patient has a procedure that interrupts the heart normal function, a cardiovascular perfusionist steps in to temporarily do the heart job.

        Skills : Perfusion Services, Life Support, Blood Products.

        Description :

          1. Performed Intraoperative Autotransfusion during procedures when significant amounts of blood loss.
          2. Provided technical management of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) during invasive placement in the Operating Room.
          3. Ensured optimal performance of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs).
          4. Provided extracorporeal shunting (VV bypass) of blood for selected patients.
          5. Provided extracorporeal management of blood clot removal systems (AngioVac) for selected patients experiencing pulmonary or cardiac embolism.
          6. Provided long term total body circulatory support for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients suffering severe cardiac and/or pulmonary insufficiency.
          7. Responsible for product inventory to include shipments, usage and return of product.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Consultant
        Education
        Education
        MSc

        Perfusionist Resume

        Headline : As a Perfusionist, monitor a patients vitals and then select appropriate equipment and technique to manage normal blood flow, body temperature, and other respiratory functions.

        Skills : Extremely detail-oriented, Strong organizational skills.

        Description :

          1. Operated and maintained complex perfusion equipment.
          2. Monitored circulation.
          3. Regulated the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
          4. Regulated the body temperature.
          5. Measured laboratory values (i.e., arterial/venous blood gases, clotting times).
          6. Administered medication and blood products through the bypass circuit (under the supervision and direction of the anesthesiologist and surgeon).
          7. Supported event planning and proctor logistics.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        5-7 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Executive
        Education
        Education
        MSc

        Perfusionist Resume

        Summary : Perfusionists are specialized healthcare professionals that operate the heart-lung machine, that takes over the functions of the patients heart and lungs while undergoing cardiovascular surgery.

        Skills : CCP, Other Skills.

        Description :

          1. Ensured effective allocation of Perfusionists in the absence of Chief in such a way that procedures do not suffer.
          2. Maintained established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
          3. Prepared documentation as required by the profession and the department.
          4. Participated in cardiac surgical procedures that require special techniques.
          5. Organized academic programmes for the perfusionists as well as the student trainees appointed.
          6. Co-ordinated with other sections of CVTS Department for optimum handling of cases as well as care to post-operative patients.
          7. Monitored and observed the operation of the heart lung machine and the patients physiologic parameters; makes adjustments as necessary to maintain adequate perfusion.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Executive
        Education
        Education
        MSc

        Perfusionist Resume

        Headline : Perfusionist measures various blood and other parameters to identify appropriate mechanical, pharmacological and thermal manipulation to maintain a physiological state. To preform these tasks, a perfusionist must have a thorough understanding of both the respiratory and circulatory system and be able to operate complex equipment.

        Skills : Be detail-oriented, Follow instructions thoroughly.

        Description :

          1. Kept a watch on the overall maintenance of equipment and expensive single-use devices existing in the department.
          2. Directed, and / or assists in the set up, cleaning, sterilization, testing and operation of the Heart Lung Machine and other related equipment used in cardiac surgical procedures.
          3. Maintained department records, reports and files as required.
          4. Enhanced professional growth and development through participation in educational programmes, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
          5. Attended meetings as required.
          6. Helped manage invasive pressure monitoring of Arterial, Swan Ganz catheters.
          7. Managed Auto transfusion /Cell saver for surgical procedures open heart, thoracic and abdominal aneurysms in coordination with the RN Circulating Nurse.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            MSc

            Perfusionist Resume

            Headline : As a Perfusionist, responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine) controlling it.

            Skills : Cardiac surgeons, Anesthesiologists.

            Description :

              1. Operated the heart-lung machine during surgery to take over heart and lung functions for a patient during surgery or respiratory failure.
              2. Reviewed patients medical history and medical charts and consults with surgeon and/or physicians to obtain pertinent patient medical information.
              3. Monitored and observed patient physiological variables on the heart-lung machine to maintain the patients quality of life and normal cardiovascular functions.
              4. Operated the heart-lung machine during surgeries to maintain and regulate the patients blood flow and composition, to administer the appropriate drugs and anesthetics and control the body temperature.
              5. Cleaned, maintained and sets-up the heart-lung machine and all its necessary equipment and parts.
              6. Provided clinical perfusion care for a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.
              7. Responsible for maintenance of all perfusion related equipment.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Consultant
            Education
            Education
            MSc

            Perfusionist Resume

            Summary : Perfusionist have clinical knowledge of the process for providing CPB for adult cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements, and aortic aneurysm repairs.

            Skills : Highly skilled and critical members of the open-heart surgical team.

            Description :

              1. Monitored and interpreted routine laboratory studies such as blood gases, blood chemistry, coagulation, hemoglobin and hematocrit, enabling operation of extracorporeal equipment in a manner which normalizes these studies for each patient.
              2. Performed scheduled on-call duty as a standby in case of emergencies and is responsible for providing any perfusion procedures required by emergent patient conditions.
              3. Maintained and operated pumps, IABP, cell saving devices and long term support devices and supplies is essential.
              4. Evaluated the hemodynamic, renal, metabolic and coagulation patient status using observation, calculations of hemodynamic status, laboratory and POC testing results.
              5. Conducted Cardiopulmonary Bypass and other life support procedures.
              6. Followed departmental compliance standards.
              7. Adapted to changes in technology and working environment in a positive and constructive manner.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            MSc