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Cardiac Perfusionist
Ref No.: 17-00090
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Start Date: 09/07/2017
Cardiac Perfusionist
Forbe's - America's most educated small town

The Community - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is located in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns and first on CNNMoney.com's list of top-earning American towns in 2012. In April 2009, Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of "America's Most Livable Cities. " In October 2009, based on education, income, health, and fitness, Total Beauty ranked Bethesda first on its list of the U.S.'s "Top 10 Hottest-Guy Cities. "

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the Nation's Medical Center, proudly serving military beneficiaries in the Washington, D.C. area as well as those from across the country and around the globe. As the largest military medical center in the U.S., we are a tertiary care destination providing services in over 100 clinics and specialties. We are proud to be known as the first destination in the continental United States for caring for the wounded, ill and injured from global conflicts.

 
Responsibilities (duties include but are not limited to)
The Contractor shall be responsible for any procedure that falls within the scope of perfusion and provide safe, effective, and appropriate cardiopulmonary bypass assistance in support of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service.
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass For Adult, Pediatric, And Neonatal Patients;  
  • Extracorporeal Circulatory Support For Renal, Neurological, Hepatic, And Vascular Surgery; Extracorporeal Resuscitation;
  • Extracorporeal Circulation For Long–Term  Support Of Failing Respiratory Or Cardiac Function;
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation;
  • Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal;
  • Myocardial Protection;
  • Perfusion–Assisted Direct Coronary Artery  Bypass;
  • Hemofiltration And Hemodialysis;
  • Anticoagulation And Hemostasis Monitoring, Analysis, And Intervention;
  • Thermal Regulation;
  • Blood Gas And Blood Chemistry Monitoring, Analysis, And Intervention;
  • Physiological Monitoring, Analysis, And  Intervention;
  • Administration Of Blood Components, Pharmaceuticals, And Anesthetic Agents And Pharmaceuticals;
  • Administration Of Anesthetic Agents Through A  Heart Lung Machine
  • Ventricular Assist Device And Mechanical Circulatory Support Management;
  • Intra–Aortic Balloon Counter-pulsation;
  • Temporary Pacemaker Management;
  • Periodic Flow Augmentation Therapy;
  • Auto-transfusion;
  • Platelet Gel Production, Autologous Hemocyte Tissue Matrix Production;
  • Non-differentiated Progenitor Cell Harvest Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate;
  • Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution;
  • Isolated Limb Or Organ Delivery Of Chemotherapeutics, Progenitor Cells, Gene Therapy Vectors and Other Items
  • Organ Procurement And  Preservation;
  • Thermogenic Lavage;
  • Electrophysiological Analysis
  • Therapeutic Hyperthermia
  • Intravascular Membrane Oxygenation
Other Tasks and Responsibilities include:
Ancillary responsibilities include: Point of care testing (ThromboElastaGraph [Haemonetics TEG], Blood Gas/Chemistry [Radiometer ABL90], Heparin Concentration/Activated Clotting Time [Healthcare HepCon], maintenance of stock, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP), Ventricular assist Device (VAD), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC). Comply with HIPAA requirements.
 
Qualifications
  • Must be a current Certified Cardiovascular Perfusionist (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP), with at least three years (3) years of perfusion experience in a hospital setting.
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science or higher degree in a health-related field.  Possess proficiency in instruction, teaching methodology.
  • Must possess experience in adult and pediatric extracorporeal techniques, to include ventricular assist devices (VAD), cell salvage and auto transfusion, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and C02 removal (EMCO and ECCOR), intra-­aortic balloon pumping (IABP), and emergency cardiopulmonary support (CPS). Be familiar with isolated limb and organ perfusion techniques.
  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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