Perfusionist at Mater Hospital

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Main Duties

  •  Conducting cardiopulmonary bypass using life support and other ancillary equipment and closely monitoring the patient’s blood flow and other vital signs during open-heart surgery
  • Performing Cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery including:
    • Administration of cardioplegia
    • Anticoagulation management
    • Operating, monitoring and maintaining the heart/lung machine
    • Administration of medications, blood products and anesthetics according to protocol
    • Retrograding cerebral perfusion in conjunction with profound hypothermia and vacuum assisted venous return
  •  Auto transfusion and blood conservation
  •  Intra-aortic balloon pump operation
  •  Cardiopulmonary support
  •  Ventricular assisting device
  •  Heparin management for patients receiving perfusion services
  •  Blood gas and electrolyte determination for patients receiving perfusion services
  •  Cleaning, maintenance, trouble shooting of perfusion equipment
  •  Maintaining adequate inventory of replaceable items
  •  Assisting in entering of patient data into computer
  •  Assisting in the development of perfusion department policies and procedures
  •  Assisting with maintenance of quality control measures and development of procedure manuals
  •  Assisting in sedation of Cath-lab and Radiology procedures
  •  Participating in quality improvement initiatives within the department and providing reports as required

Required Qualifications for the Position

  •  Certificate in perfusion training from a recognized institution
  •  Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery or Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing from a recognized institution
  •  Higher National Diploma in Anaesthesia is preferred
  •  Valid Practicing license from relevant professional body
  •  Proficiency in computer application
  •  At least one (1) experience as a perfusionist in a busy set up

Method of Application

If you are interested in the above position and you meet the requirements listed, please send your application together with a detailed CV, Copies of Academic Certificates, three [3] referees and include their telephone contacts and email address to so as to reach us not later than 30th June 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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