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Providence Perfusionist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Perfusionist - Surgical Services Cardiac (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Perfusionist - Surgical Services Cardiac that will be responsible for preparation, operation and maintenance of heart-lung and other ancillary equipment related to monitoring and supporting cardiovascular function in patients during surgery or in CCU or CVL. This position includes preparation, operation and maintenance of autologous blood processing equipment used in surgical procedures. Record keeping is included as a major responsibility. Perfusionists support patient needs in the Portland Service Area; and as necessary in outlying areas as required.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Patient care related activities including but not limited to the preparation, operation, and maintenance of heart-lung machines and other equipment needed for circulatory monitoring and long term cardiopulmonary assist based on patient adult size, weight and condition.

  • Equipment maintenance including routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and quality control checks; and inventory control

  • Assure availability of functional, equipment and supplies to meet current needs. Identifies faulty or unavailable equipment to the team in a timely manner

  • Department support activities including returning equipment to the department, acting as resource person

  • Effective communication is maintained with other perfusionists; with staff in patient care areas and hospital department; and with physicians

  • Promote effective problem solving when intra and interdepartmental issues arise

  • Manage information related to circulatory support services

  • Maintain accurate data entry and ability to utilize computer systems

  • Provide current records and reports as requested

  • Comply with all hospital, departmental, and regulatory policies and procedures

  • Support documentation for charging requirements, surveys, clinical trials, audits, and cost containment initiatives

  • Train and orient new personnel.

  • Provide call coverage

  • The requirement to perform services on Neonate and Pediatric patients will be determined for each individual by the department Manager/Chief Perfusionist per the needs of the facility and or service

  • May transport patients to and from departments utilizing proper techniques of body mechanics to protect patients and personal safety


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate of school of Perfusion

  • Certification by American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion must be maintained; or must be able to obtain the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion certification within one (1) year of hire

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS)

  • Current Oregon Driver's license

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • One (1) year experience as Perfusionist

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cardiopulmonary Techs (Cath, EP and Other)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 283433