Christiana Care Health System is seeking a full-time Perfusionist to join our dynamic Cardiac Surgery practice located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE just 40 miles south of center city Philadelphia. The successful candidate will join our employed team of 4 Perfusionists. Call is shared at 1:5. This position offers access to a wide range of cardiac surgery procedures and technologies with state of the art facilities and experienced support staff.
Christiana Care's experienced Cardiac Surgery team performs close to 1,000 procedures annually. CCHS is a regional referral center for patients throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania for cardiac surgery procedures including coronary artery bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement, TAVR, TEVAR, Lead Extraction, Mitraclip, ECMO, VAD, complex aortic procedures, and robotic coronary procedures.
Our practice is located on our expansive Christiana Hospital campus, a level-1 trauma center with 913 beds.
Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!
Christiana Care is the only Level 1 trauma center between Philadelphia and Baltimore and is a regional center of excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.
Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.
We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.
Monday - Friday (On call coverage ONLY every 5th weekend & once every 5th day)
Reviews patient medical history and chart.
Determines, assembles and monitors equipment needed for cardiopulmonary bypass and other extra corporeal life support procedures.
Monitors patients' blood temperature, composition and flow rate.
Monitors anticoagulation and hematological analysis.
Manages hemodilution and hemofiltration techniques.
Attends and participates in meetings, seminars and committees.
Educate/lecture on related perfusion subject material as dictated by the Chief Perfusionist.
Assist in the development, maintenance and enforcement of administrative and clinical policies and procedures.
Provide input towards the overall design and development of the department.
Assist in the development of performance improvement ideas.
Assist the Chief Perfusionist in overseeing point of care testing including training, management and quality control.
Assist with ordering and stocking of disposable items as well as management of annual preventive maintenance on equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited Perfusion program required.
Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or board eligible with certification received within 18 months of hire..
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
Christiana Care is one of the most dynamic health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.