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SSM Health Perfusionist - PRN in Saint Louis, Missouri




  • Prepares for procedures by performing patient assessment.

  • Performs perfusion and other procedures including the monitoring of the patient's anticoagulation, electrolyte, acid-base and blood-gas status throughout procedures and takes appropriate action to resolve imbalances.

  • Sets up and operates extracorporeal devices used for temporary replacement or support of cardiac or pulmonary function.

  • Administers pharmacological agents, anesthetic agents, and blood products as necessary during operation of extracorporeal devices.

  • Sets up and initiates operation of intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. Sets up and operates autologous blood processing devices.

  • Assures that perfusion packs, equipment and supplies are available for scheduled and emergency surgeries.

  • Performs assembly, maintenance, cleaning and calibration of equipment and maintains adequate supplies.

  • Provides proper documentation of assessments, activities, and procedures.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate from a Perfusion Program


  • No experience required


  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent reaching, gripping and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more).

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, climbing, crawling, kneeling, sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Rare use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Rare driving.

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