Dammam / Riyadh
Perfusionist is a skilled, allied health professional who operates the Heart-Lung Machine during Cardiac Surgery which replaces the function of heart and lungs.
Conduct of cardio pulmonary bypass for open heart surgery in accordance with cardiac surgical team which includes myocardial protection, hypothermia, blood conservation techniques, physiological monitoring and blood gas analysis in association with perfusion pump function. Responsibilities are proper maintenance of equipment which is used in the extra corporeal circulation, decision making in selection of oxygenators, cannula, IABP catheters. Attends Continuing Education, Safety, Infection Control and Performance Improvement programs to keep updated with the current practices.
Bachelor degree in Science with Diploma in Perfusion Technology (1-2 years course) or Pre-degree with diploma/Degree in Perfusion Technology (2-4 year course).
Three to five years of experience as a Perfusionist.