Baystate Health Cardiac Perfusionist, Per Diem in Springfield, Massachusetts

Cardiac Perfusionist, Per Diem

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Springfield, Massachusetts

Full/Part Time

Per Diem



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Do You Know Who We Are?

We are Baystate Health- one of the largest health care systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals and over 60 medical practices! Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years.

As a comprehensive health care system, we have been nationally recognized for our quality care and a great place to work. Baystate Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and was named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report . We are growing, offering room for a progressive career.

Baystate Medical Center’s renowned cardiac experts are performing more than 80% of all cardiac surgeries in western Massachusetts and ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Services and Cardiac Surgery. The center supports collaborative care including faster and more in-depth communication among staff and streamlined processes.

The Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center was the first patient care area to open in Baystate Medical Center’s 2014 expansion, providing a new home for the award-winning Heart & Vascular Program.

The Davis Center boasts:

• Six Cross-Functional Surgical/Endovascular suites

• A new 20-room CARE unit

• Three floors (96 rooms of private medical-surgical beds

• 32 Cardiovascular critical care rooms


Under the direction of Chief of Perfusion, the Cardiac Perfusionist is responsible for the operation of the heart-lung machine during surgery and the operation of special mechanical devices to assist in the conversion of blood and blood products. Operation of the heart-lung machine requires many skills and an extensive knowledge of medicine. The perfusionist must be prepared to deal with many emergency situations under extreme pressure. As an integral part of the heart team, the perfusionist must be able to communicate effectively and get along with physicians, nurses and other members of the team.

  • Responsible for patient management while on heart-lung bypass. Monitors and controls extracorporeal perfusion equipment during surgical procedures requiring heart-lung bypass.

  • Provides adequate and proper perfusion to the patient during surgery. Provides and operates cardiac-assist devices in the weaning and termination phases of surgery.

  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of ancillary equipment. This equipment includes but is not limited to intra-aortic balloon pump, blood flow measurement devices, heater/coolers, pacemakers and ventricular assist devices.

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

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

  • 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. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.

  • Performs equity quality controls for control/preventive maintenance, related documentation and reporting.

  • Monitors and checks blood gases during surgery. Maintains and regulates the blood temperature to the patient during surgery. Records all relevant perfusion information during surgery and maintains the records after surgery.

  • Provides set-up, priming, and initiation of Extra Cororela Membrane Oxygenation as well as troubleshoots ECMO circuit problems.

  • 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.

  • Participates in research activities.

  • Responsible to provide staff training.


What will you need:

  • Perfusionist Certification

  • Massachusetts Licensure required.

  • Bachelor Degree minimum with heavy concentration in science

  • Graduate of accredited perfusionist program required.

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What you need to know :

Per Diem position

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.