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Perfusionist (Full-Time Days / 8's) Kettering Health Main

Dayton, OH

Perfusionists at Kettering Health Enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits

  • After hours pay

  • Low cost of living community, one hour from two major cities with international airports

  • Annual CME reimbursement with five paid CME days

  • Multiple retirement accounts matching programs including 403b and 457

  • Day one core benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement matching, PTO, and more

  • Work life balance

  • Collaborative, supportive teamwork environment emphasizing comradery

  • Free garage parking

  • Access to the Doctor's Lounge 

Position Scope and Key Responsibilities: 

  • Adult cardiac only cases

  • Support four surgeons across two campuses

  • 450-500 heart cases per year

  • 150 TAVR procedures

  • Network support for auto transfusion, PRP/BMA, HIPEC, Angiovac, EVAR, TEVAR, complex lead extractions

  • Non-transplant, non VAD center with minimal Ecmo

 Surgery Participation: 

  • Consults with surgeon regarding type of procedure to be performed and any required modification to the extracorporeal circuit, equipment or methods to be employed.  

  • Assembles, primes, circulates and tests the extracorporeal circuit prior to initiation of heart/lung bypass. 

  • Monitors and observes the operation of the heart/lung machine and the patient’s physiologic parameters during extracorporeal circulation, making adjustments as required maintaining adequate perfusion.   

  • Administers medications and/or blood products to the patient via the heart/lung machine, in consultation with the attending surgeon or anesthesiologist.   

  • Obtains patient specimens at appropriate times during the surgical procedure for laboratory analysis.  

  • Point of care coagulation and blood gas analysis

  • Initiate and transport IABP during cardiac surgery

Safety Practices: 

  • Able to follow safety standards according to established guidelines, i.e. lifting, equipment, universal precautions, OSHA guidelines.  

  • Maintains a safe patient environment by reporting faulty equipment, cleans and sterilizes instrumentation per procedure.   

Educational Requirements  

  • Perfusionist shall have broad education training in cardiovascular perfusion obtained by successful completion of an accredited cardiovascular perfusion training program and certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and/or Board eligible.

  • Maintain current BLS certification

Campus Overview

Kettering Health Main Campus

  • Kettering Health Main Campus, formerly Kettering Medical Center, is the flagship hospital of Kettering Health and has been serving Kettering, Ohio and the Greater Dayton area since 1964.

  • The facility includes the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, maternity service with a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and level II Emergency Care.

  • In 2020, KH Main Campus received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

  • Received 4 Star Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the Ohio Hospital Association.

  • Awarded as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2020.

  • Kettering received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades (2017-2019).

  • Accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department.

  • 465-bed hospital (includes newborn beds)

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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.

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