PDC is looking for a full-time Staff Perfusionist to join their team in the Valley Health System, Las Vegas, Nevada. This individual will perform procedures relative to the physiological management of patients’ circulatory and respiratory functions during cardiac surgery, under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist and operating surgeon. The Staff Perfusionist will ultimately join a staff of seven perfusionists. There are multiple openings for this position.
This position involves responsibilities at three locations, Valley Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital, and Summerlin Hospital. These locations are approximately 10 miles apart and offer a comprehensive range of advanced cardiovascular and surgical services. An additional Valley Health System heart program is scheduled to open in 2024 at a new facility in West Henderson, a high-growth area near the Raiders Football Stadium.
- Candidate must be certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or eligible to become certified after one year of employment.
- A Nevada Perfusion License will be required (PDC financed).
- Candidates must demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills and communication skills necessary to interact professionally with nursing staff, healthcare team members, patients, and families.
- Candidates should also be self-motivated and value team collaboration, professional development, and maintain a diligent work ethic.
- New grads and experienced perfusionists will be considered for this position.
Responsibilities include all cardiac surgery perfusion duties, as well as the performance of the following procedures:
- OH: 650+/- open heart
- IABP: 45+ transports
- ECMO: 9 (Valley Health System plans to re-establish the ECMO program at some point in the future, TBD)
Must have experience (or open to learning) operating the following equipment:
- Centrifugal pumps
- Quest Cardioplegia
- Terumo disposables
Estimated Compensation Range:
$130,000 – $185,000 per year based on skills, experience and possible bonus opportunities
Valley Health network is comprised of six acute care hospitals, physician practices, and a variety of outpatient services, providing care to more than two million people living in the Southern Nevada area and its surrounding communities. The Valley Health System is recognized and accredited by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association and is committed to training the next generation of healthcare providers. All Valley Health System hospitals serve as clinical rotation sites for nursing students, and their providers serve as mentors and role models to these future caregivers.
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Ben Greenfield, MPS, CCP, LP