End Date: 12/31/2021
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Technician (Clinical)
Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation
Christiana Care Health System is seeking a full-time Perfusionist to join our dynamic Cardiac Surgery practice located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE just 40 miles south of center city Philadelphia. The successful candidate will join our employed team of 4 Perfusionists. Call is shared at 1:5. This position offers access to a wide range of cardiac surgery procedures and technologies with state of the art facilities and experienced support staff.
Christiana Care's experienced Cardiac Surgery team performs close to 1,000 procedures annually. CCHS is a regional referral center for patients throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania for cardiac surgery procedures including coronary artery bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement, TAVR, TEVAR, Lead Extraction, Mitraclip, ECMO, VAD, complex aortic procedures, and robotic coronary procedures.
Our practice is located on our expansive Christiana Hospital campus, a level-1 trauma center with 913 beds.
Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!
Christiana Care is the only Level 1 trauma center between Philadelphia and Baltimore and is a regional center of excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.
Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.
We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.
Monday - Friday (On call coverage ONLY every 5th weekend & once every 5th day)
Reviews patient medical history and chart.
Determines, assembles and monitors equipment needed for cardiopulmonary bypass and other extra corporeal life support procedures.
Monitors patients' blood temperature, composition and flow rate.
Ensures clinically efficient blood salvaging techniques.
Monitors blood gas and blood chemistry.
Monitors anticoagulation and hematological analysis.
Manages hemodilution and hemofiltration techniques.
Attends and participates in meetings, seminars and committees.
Educate/lecture on related perfusion subject material as dictated by the Chief Perfusionist.
Assist in the development, maintenance and enforcement of administrative and clinical policies and procedures.
Provide input towards the overall design and development of the department.
Assist in the development of performance improvement ideas.
Assist the Chief Perfusionist in overseeing point of care testing including training, management and quality control.
Assist with ordering and stocking of disposable items as well as management of annual preventive maintenance on equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited Perfusion program required.
Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or board eligible with certification received within 18 months of hire..
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
Christiana Care is one of the most dynamic health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
“Both as a patient and a caregiver, I have witnessed our core values of love and excellence firsthand.”
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“ChristianaCare is deeply committed to professional development. As we seek new knowledge and continuously improve through feedback, we support our case managers through the achievement of professional certification in case management.”
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Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?
At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.
Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.
We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.
ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.
At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.
Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.
Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!Why Delaware? Why Maryland?