Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
JOB SUMMARY: Performs functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of the patient during routine and/or long term (ventricular assist and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support under occasional guidance. Performs ancillary duties as assigned by Chief Perfusionist or attending surgeon.
Pre-operative review of patient medical records and set up, operation and maintenance of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, extracorporeal circuitry & ancillary equipment required during cardiopulmonary bypass and standby procedures as ordered by attending surgeon(s).
Intra-operative monitoring as necessary to interpret and/or manipulate perfusion indices within clearly defined protocol parameters including, but not limited to, prime components, thermal regulation, anticoagulation, patient hematocrit, blood flow rates, oxygen supply and consumption, vascular resistance and blood gas management as outlined in the AmSECT Perfusion Scope of Practice.
Completion of clinical documentation, EMR documentation and pre-bypass checklist per established protocol.
Maintains competence with routine and non-routine procedures and equipment.
Functions in the clinical area according to established professional standards-of-care and within clinical scope of practice as outlined by American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology and American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
CARDIOPULMONARY PERFUSION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate cardiopulmonary perfusion knowledge in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate procedures knowledge in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to maintain equipment, products, or systems in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Assures that parts inventory is sufficient.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate medical terminology and documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
· Health Plan
· Parental Leave
· Life Insurance
· Short-Term Disability
· Long-term Disability
· Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
· Dental Insurance
· Group Discounts
· Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
*** Minimum Qualifications Required ***
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) : AC-PE and CAAHEP accredited perfusion technology training program. and < 1 year relevant industry
American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) board eligible.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.