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Pediatric Cardiac Perfusionist

Palm Careers

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Salary: $150,000.00 – $228,000.00

We are hiring an experienced pediatric cardiac perfusionist in BEAUTIFUL Houston, Texas!

Strong teamwork, great benefits – very complex cases with high numbers of neonates, a very strong perfusion team that supports one another, great surgeons and OR Team!

Work in a high volume center, performing a high percentage of neonatal surgeries, innovative bi-ventricular recruitment strategies as well as minimally invasive heart repairs. You will be responsible for the operation of the heart-lung machine during surgery and the operation of special mechanical devises to assist in the conversion of blood and blood products during surgery.

The position includes a base salary, but also provides for payment on any overtime and on-call work as well. The position is classified as exempt, but offers special compensation for extra hours.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Monitors the altered circulatory process closely, taking appropriate action when abnormal situations arise and keeps both the surgeon and anesthesiologist fully informed.

  2. Provides extended, long-term support of the patient’s circulation outside the operating room environment.

  3. Ensures the sterility and integrity of packaging of disposable equipment used as well as the correct setup and breakdown of all equipment disposable and non-disposable, sterile and non-sterile.

  4. Provides adequate and proper perfusion to the patient during surgery.

  5. Maintains and regulates the blood temperature to the patient during surgery.

  6. Monitors and checks blood gasses during surgery.

  7. Provides complete myocardial protection required during surgery; including providing blood or Crystalloid Cardioplegia delivery at proper temperature and proper pressure, whether antegrade or retrograde. Delivery.

  8. Records all relevant perfusion information during surgery and maintains the records after surgery.

  9. Provides and operates cardiac-assist devices in the weaning and termination phases of surgery.

  10. Provides set-up, priming, and initiation of Extra Cororeal Membrane Oxygenation as well as troubleshoot ECMO circuit problems.

  11. Performs equity quality controls for control/preventive maintenance, related documentation and reporting to Hermann Hospital.

  12. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.

  13. May assist the Director with training staff.

  14. May assist the Director with research activities.


Certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Licensed Perfusionist by the State of Texas Department of State Health Services.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree and completion of an accredited Perfusionist Technology program.

Compensation depends upon Experience! Compensation Range 152,000 – 228,000 with additional compensation for OT and weekend/night coverage! (This compensation is for Pediatric Perfusionist with at least 5 years of perfusion experience and 3 of those years in a pediatric program). Plus additional monies! Comprehensive Benefits; Health, Dental, Vision, Matching 403, Pension Plan, CME Monies and MUCH MORE!

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