Catholic Health Initiatives PERFUSIONIST in OMAHA, Nebraska



CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

The perfusionist is knowledgeable concerning the variety of equipment available to perform extracorporeal circulation functions and is responsible, in consultation with the physician, for selecting the appropriate equipment and techniques to be used. The perfusionist may be administratively responsible for purchasing supplies and equipment, assuring periodic maintenance of same, as well as for appropriate personnel and departmental management. Management duties may include development and implementation of policies and procedures, quality assurance measures and staff development. Education and research are a fundamental part of the perfusionist’s scope of practice.

  1. Participates in the implementation of the established plan of care that meets the needs of the patient.

  2. Maintains a professional demeanor with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

  3. Contributes to the cohesiveness of the department through teamwork, cooperation and positive behavior.

  4. Assures patient safety and comfort by proactively identifying potential hazards in the practice setting.

  5. Practices Universal Precautions to protect the patient and health care worker from exposure to blood borne pathogens.





1 - 2 years (recent) experience as a practicing clinical perfusionist .Consideration given to previous experience in an intensive cardiovascular practice setting.



Graduate of an accredited perfusion training program.

Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Licensed by the state of Nebraska as a Perfusionist. License must be held in the state services are provided.


  1. Extracorporeal circulation/cardiopulmonary support

  2. Counterpulsation

  3. Circulatory support ventricular assistance

  4. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

  5. Blood conservation techniques/autotransfusion

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0148287