Saskatchewan Health Authority
The Clinical Perfusionist sets up, operates and maintains the heart lung machine and related equipment such as the intra aortic balloon pump, autotransfusion devices, ECMO and VADs . The incumbent is responsible for routinely checking all hardware and maintains perfusion related equipment and disposables stock on an ongoing basis, carries out blood gas, heparin concentration, activated clotting time and thrombelastograph analysis as well as quality control and calibration of those analyzers. The incumbent also acquaints other health care professionals with the Perfusionists handling and use of equipment. They initiate, participate in and complete research projects in perfusion related areas.
•Basic Life Support (BLS)
•Advanced Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion or diploma in Cardiovascular Perfusion or equivalent
•Registered or eligible for registration with the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP)