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Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Kelowna, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Position Summary
We are seeking a Permanent Full Time Cardiovascular Perfusionist at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, BC.

Days of work: Monday to Friday with on call responsibilities Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays, Days, Evenings

Shift times: 06:45 to 14:45, 08:00 to 16:00, 11:00 to 19:00

Candidates with research experience is preferred.

What we offer:

• Applicable positions may qualify for up to $15,000 as a recruitment incentive.
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Employer paid vacation-Medical Services Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended health & dental coverage
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Work-life balance

What will you work on?

The position works under the direct clinical supervision of the Anaesthesiologist and the Surgeon and provides technical support in the direct application of extracorporeal perfusion techniques. Monitors physiological responses of patients undergoing open-heart surgery. Ensures effective and safe patient care. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in perfusion practice. Operates, prepares and maintains perfusion equipment. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Some Typical duties and responsibilities include:

• Provides perfusion services by methods such as assembling and operating extracorporeal equipment to temporarily replace the patient's circulatory and respiratory functions, conducting myocardial perfusion and protection techniques, assessing patient's physiological condition such as; hemodynamic pressure, blood gases, anticoagulation levels, electrocardiograph, coronary/systemic blood flow and temperature recordings, adjusting equipment to maintain patient vital signs within the acceptable ranges, conducting physiological measurements and calculations, and administering blood products, drugs, anaesthetic vapours, crystalloid solutions and medical gases as directed. Acts as a perfusion resource in areas of non-cardiac services including orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery and critical care.
• Maintains, calibrates, monitors and tests the integrity of perfusion equipment to ensure safe and effective functioning through methods such as lubricating and replacing items, running diagnostic applications and recording results as well as identifying malfunctioning equipment for repair. Notifies Supervisor of identified repairs/issues for determination of appropriate action.
• Participates in approved interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with Supervisor (or designate) and other health care professionals, through methods such as collecting data, integrating and interpreting data, summarizing information, and/or providing verbal updates for review and further analysis by principal researcher, research team and/or project coordinator.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Where are we located?

The largest and liveliest lakeshore community in the Okanagan, Kelowna is well-known as a year round outdoor playground. Named The Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, Kelowna’s sunny weather, spectacular scenery, lakes, canyons and many attractions are the perfect combination for those who enjoy an active lifestyle and an urban setting.

Kelowna residents and visitors enjoy a vibrant cultural life including a professional symphony, annual festivals, and art exhibits. Golf courses, orchards, pristine lakes and numerous surrounding vineyards make Kelowna (and nearby West Kelowna and Winfield/Lake Country) a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. World-class skiing and snowboarding is only a short drive away at Big White - where Canada’s largest ski-in/ski-out village offers a host of winter activities, fine dining and shopping.

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Qualfications
Graduation from a recognized program in Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology plus one (1) year recent related experience of an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current Certificate of Registration with the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusionists
(CSCP) and eligible for membership with the CSCP.

Requirements

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