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Rochester Regional Health Perfusionist in Rochester, New York


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Job IDREQ_184241 FACILITYRochester General Hospital (RGH) LOCATIONRochester, New York


At Rochester Regional Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Benefits Effective Date of Hire

  • Employee Referral Program


Responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the set-up and operation of the heart-lung machine and related equipment for open heart surgical patients. Maintains a high degree of skill in operating and maintaining equipment and an understanding of the principles and methodology of current perfusion techniques and pacemaker technology. Participates in the marketing of the perfusionist service to the Medical staff. Maintains active communication with the Medical staff, peers, and the Perioperative staff. Strong analytical, computer, and communication skills are essential for success in this role.


LOCATION:Rochester General Hospital

DEPARTMENT:Cardiac Pulmonary


  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and/or Cardiovascular Perfusion program required.

  • Valid NYS Perfusion Permit or NYS license in Perfusion.


Clinical Practice:

  • Implements perfusion practice and pacemaker procedures, in accordance with hospital policy and procedure, departmental, area and national standards.

  • Chooses appropriate oxygenator and accessory equipment in accordance with current perfusion standards and medical staff preference.

  • Assembles, primes and inspects the integrity of the bypass circuit.

  • Operate heart lung machine and keeps the surgeon informed of patient status. Attempts to maintain normal physiologic parameters according to current perfusion standards of practice during the bypass period (i.e. - blood pressure, blood gas values, blood flow rates).

  • Interprets lab data and takes appropriate action to correct abnormal values. Works in conjunction with the surgeon and anesthesiologist to provide optimal care.

  • Recognizes, evaluates and corrects all emergency perfusion situations which may arise during the bypass period.

  • Prepares and administers antibiotics and other drugs used during the bypass period.

  • Assists in the insertion of permanent pacemakers. Operates pacemaker analyzers and programmers.

Age Specific Competency Training:

  • Participates in Age Specific Competency Training, within 12 month period of time and demonstrates the ability to obtain information and assess patient/customer needs

  • Applies the knowledge of growth and development stages in direct patient/customer interactions, as observed by the supervisor.

Continuing Education:

  • Completes 100% of mandatory in-services of Department of Nursing Practice.

  • Participates in presentations of surgical case reviews with peers.

  • Attends 75% of scheduled monthly in-services.

  • Maintains 15 CEU per year inclusive of mandatory programs.

Materials Management:

  • Facilitates the systematic maintenance of material resources to support the Cardiovascular Department functions.

  • Returns unused supplies to appropriate storage space. Saves damaged supplies for report and return to company for credit. Notifies Nurse Manager of depleted supplies.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSM - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

    Pay Range$95,000.00 - $150,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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