Job Information

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


Open Date 01/08/2024

Requisition Number PRN37362B

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 130,000-200,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah is looking for a strong team player, hard worker, and an individual with a desire to help the program succeed. The University of Utah Hospital performs approximately 1000+ cardiac cases per year. We are involved in a wide variety of cardiac cases including, but not limited to: CABG , valve, LVAD , RVAD , heart and lung transplantation, Dissections, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy, adult congenital, etc. Perfusion also provides services related to auto-transfusion, component therapy, coagulation testing, TAVR’s and HIPEC . There is some involvement with ECMO and occasionally 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 part of the clinical education of these students and may also have the opportunity to teach didactically in the classroom. On-call responsibilities during the week, as well as weekends, and holidays are divided amongst the team.

These duties described are generally descriptive but not all-inclusive.


1. Responsible for all clinical aspects of perfusion services including cardio pulmonary support so saving

2. Administer Pharmacologic agents through the circuit

3. Keeps appropriate record in compliance with all regulatory and university policies

4. Submits appropriate documentation for credentialing on annual basis

5. Works closely with OR manager and clinical nurse coordinator to ensure compliance with all operating room policies and procedures

Must be in good physical and mental health. Must be able to push heavy equipment and lift or move supplies. Must be able to work in high stress and emergent situations. Must be able to maintain solid interpersonal relationships. Must be able to arrive at the hospital within 30 minutes of being called.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of a formal academic training program in cardiovascular perfusion.
  2. 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 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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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