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Perfusionist, Clinical (RCH) Casual

New Westminster, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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The salary range for this position is CAD $62.13 - $68.10 / hour
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The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) in New Westminster British Columbia is a level 1 trauma center with 450 acute care beds and 12 OR’s. RCH is the primary acute care hospital within the Fraser Health region which services a population of 1.75 million people. RCH perform on average 970 open-heart cases per year. These are comprised of CABG’s, valve replacement/repairs, and complex aortic procedures. There are 13 perfusionists at RCH supporting all cardiac procedures including 170 IABP procedures, 435 cell savers and 20-30 ECLS cases per year. RCH is also the only 24/7 ECLS retrieval program in BC with custom built ECLS transport equipment designed for both ground and air transport. RCH is also a designated clinical training site for the BCIT perfusion technology program.


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Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon/ We recognize that Fraser Health provides care on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations and is home to 32 First Nations within the territories of the Fraser Salish region.


We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust.   Learn more. 


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Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care. 


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions. 


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Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, Perfusion Services, Cardiac Anaesthetist and Cardiac Surgeon, provides technical support in the direct application of extracorporeal perfusion techniques. Monitors physiological responses of patients undergoing open heart surgery. Responsible for the operation of, repairs and maintenance to the related equipment.

  1. Assembles and operates extracorporeal equipment necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient's circulatory and respiratory functions. This equipment may include heart-lung machines, intra-aortic balloon devices, and precision blood pumps.
  2. Manages myocardial perfusion and protection techniques including cardioplegia delivery systems, topical cooling pads and myocardial ischemia monitors.
  3. Utilizes a variety of techniques such as hypothermia, haemodilution, haemoconcentration and autotransfusion as adjuncts to external circulation and support.
  4. Monitors and manages the following: hemodynamic pressures, blood gases, anti-coagulation levels, electrocardiograph and coronary/systemic blood flow.
  5. Administers blood products, drugs, anaesthesia vapours, crystalloid solutions and medical gases as directed by Cardiac Anaesthetists and surgeons.
  6. Carries out various physiological measurements and calculations.
  7. Carries out various calibration and maintenance duties as required. Maintains strict sterile technique.
  8. Maintains accurate, legible records and statistics.
  9. Participates in perfusion science and related medical research projects.
  10. Participates in clinical teaching of perfusion students.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Graduation from a recognized program in Perfusion Science plus two years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Cardiovascular Perfusionists (CSCP) and/or American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certified.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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