Perfusionist in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital


Portsmouth, NH, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN
Therapy and Rehabilitation   Job ID: 00147-13167
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. Most recently, we were named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements through a National Study by Healthgrades. Most recently, we received the Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade.  Why work at Portsmouth Regional Hospital?


Position Summary - Perfusionist

Primary responsibility is the direction and administrative management of the Perfusion Services Department.  Additional responsibilities include performance of the clinical responsibilities of the Certified Perfusionist. 


Job Specific Skills:

1.         Demonstrates ability to set up and prime the Heart Lung machine and cardioplegia circuits.

2.         Demonstrates ability to assess each surgical case relevant to cardiopulmonary bypass needs and make recommendations to the primary surgeon regarding cannula selection.

3.         Demonstrates collaboration with the surgical team in making appropriate choices of perfusion supplies needed for the cardiac procedure

4.         Surveys each patient’s chart to assess the scope of disease/illness and makes appropriate judgment concerning prime selection, additional fluid choices, drug usage during priming and CPB and techniques of conducting CPB.

5.         Routinely monitors acid-base, hemodynamic and hemostasis. Keeps all parameters within acceptable limits

6.         Processes all remaining blood in the CPB circuit with autologous blood recovery equipment. Appropriately labels transfusion packs and completes required paperwork

7.         Sets up, supervises and operates the insertion of IABP’s

8.         Provides surgical backup, IABP support and percutaneous CPB support for the Cardiac Cath Lab, CCU and ICU.

9.         Sets up and operates autologous blood recovery systems for cardiac and non-cardiac 

            surgical cases.

           10         Demonstrates a cost-effective approach to the delivery of services.*

11.       Provides ongoing educational in-services within the cardiac services departments relative to Perfusion, i.e. Cell saver, Abiomed, ECMO, Tandem Heart, Impella.

12.       In collaboration with Director, manages department’s compliance with JCAHO and other regulatory and safety standards.

13.       Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities to improve perfusion care/equipment within

            the cardio-thoracic surgical unit. *

14.      Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities to improve perfusion care/equipment within

           the perfusion professional community.             

15.      Promotes harmonious working relationships with other staff members through open

           communication at all times. *

16.      Demonstrates self-direction above and beyond daily assignments and actively offers

           assistance to colleagues. *

17.      Participates in CV CQI initiatives/meetings




Licensure and Certifications:


One to three years of related experience.

Four (4) year/Bachelor’s Degree

Other:  Completion of a Graduate Cardiovascular Perfusion Program accredited by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program (up to $5,250/calendar year)
  • Student Loan Assistance (up to $1,800/calendar Year)

Licensure/Registration :

Certified Clinical Perfusionist- CCP, by the American Board of Cardovascular Perfusion (ABCP)

Special Qualifications:

HCA will pay for certification renewals once employed 


At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional al la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs.


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Therapy and Rehabilitation
PRN/Per Diem • PRN

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption. 

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