Catholic Health Initiatives Perfusionist - Perfusion - Mercy Medical Center - FT (Varied) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Perfusionist - Perfusion - Mercy Medical Center - FT (Varied)



Sets up, operates and monitors a heart-lung pump and other ancillary monitoring and life support equipment during open-heart surgery procedures. Services the patient from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.


  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitors the heart-lung machine.

  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitors ancillary and required life support equipment

  • Sets up, operates, trouble shoots and monitors any cardiopulmonary related life support equipment.

  • Sets up, operates and monitors Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump.

  • Takes call as required.

  • Assesses and documents patient response to cardiopulmonary by-pass.

  • Assists in moving and transport of patient.

  • Assists in transport of patient on an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump.

  • Monitors patient during transport.

  • Operates mini-lab and interprets results.

  • Moves equipment as necessary for cardiopulmonary by-pass, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and all ancillary equipment.

  • Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as needed.

  • Performs record keeping functions.

  • Performs Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities and records the same.

  • Supports and participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.


  • Assures equipment is clean and in good working order.

  • Stocks supplies as needed.

  • Assists other health team members in the trial or adaptation of new ideas, techniques or technologies.

  • Acts as a resource person for other departments.

  • Participates in orientation of new employees.



  • Completion and graduation from an accredited Perfusion Technology training program.

  • Board certified or eligible for certification.

  • Pediatric experience desired.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Cardiology (Non-Nursing)


Daily Schedule Varied

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0117360