Job Information

University of Utah PS Cardiovascular Perfusionist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/31/2021

Requisition Number PRN27516B

Job Title PS Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Working Title PS Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00265 - Cardiothoracic Division

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 100,000 - 130,049

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah is looking to fill a position on their 6 person perfusion team. The University of Utah performs approximately 700+ cardiac cases per year. We are looking for someone who is a strong team player, hard worker, and has a desire to see the program succeed. The perfusionist is responsible for set-up, priming, and operation of the heart-lung console for circulatory support procedures where perfusion is needed. The University of Utah is involved in a wide variety of cardiac cases including, but not limited to: CABG , valve, LVAD , RVAD , heart and lung transplantation, TAVR , Dissections, etc. Perfusion also provides services related to auto-transfusion, component therapy, coagulation testing, and HIPEC . There is some involvement with ECMO and Intra-aortic Balloon pumps. We are affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine which has a rich history of providing excellent medical training and has recently provided the opportunity to teach and train upcoming perfusion students by starting a Masters level Perfusion Program. All clinical perfusionists will be a part of the clinical education of these students and may also have the opportunity to teach didactically in the classroom as well as performing clinical responsibilities. There will be on-call responsibilities during the week, as well as on weekends, and holidays that are divided amongst the team. The duties described are generally descriptive but not all-inclusive.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

· Routinely performs safety and performance checks on all equipment prior to use

· Sets up and primes any extracorporeal circuit according to protocol

· Sets up, primes and runs HIPEC circuit


· Clinical Instruction of perfusion students

· Possible didactic instruction of perfusion students

· Conducts perfusion related procedures per protocol

· Records all procedural information relating to perfusion according to protocol

· Acquires and records pertinent patient information

· Thoroughly completes patient records, and ancillary paperwork for each procedure

· Assesses each case with respect to surgeon preferences and selects appropriate disposable supplies

· Responsible for completing the pre-procedure checklist

· Performs and documents Quality Control testing on all laboratory equipment per laboratory recommendations and requirements

· Wears protective equipment

· Keeps work area neat and well organized

· Communicates pertinent information throughout the procedure to appropriate personnel

· Gives an appropriate hand-off when being given relief

· Disposes of used or contaminated equipment or supplies in an appropriate manner

· Carefully cleans all equipment and surfaces with an appropriate solution per hospital regulations

· Restocks supplies

· Readies equipment and supplies as much as possible for emergent use

· Checks and maintains inventory levels

· Sets up, prepares and uses ancillary equipment

· Complies with all AABB standards relating to the use and handling of peri-operative blood and blood products

· Does not leave the hospital premises prior to the patient leaving the operating room without notifying the attending surgeon or designate.

(This listing is not all-inclusive and does not exclude other functions that could be assigned)

Performance Requirements

The ideal candidate will be able to:

• Push heavy equipment and lift or move supplies up to 50 lbs.

• Work in high stress and emergency situations.

• Maintain solid interpersonal relationships.

• If on call, return calls within 3 minutes and arrive at the hospital within 30 minutes.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a formal academic training program in cardiovascular perfusion.

Current certification by the American Board of cardiovascular perfusion.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.