Job Posting #862260
Position: Cardiovascular Perfusionist
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Surgical Services
Reports to: Perfusion Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Pay Scale: $45.44 - $56.80 per hour
Status: Permanent full-time
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. Tthe University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
UHN’s Perfusion Services supports Toronto’s biggest and busiest suite of ORs, conducting 1750 cardiac surgeries each year. The Perfusion Department is also actively involved in the Transplant (Heart, Lungs & Liver), Organ Regeneration, ECLS and Ventricular Assist Device Programs. Our suite of ORs incorporates state-of-the-art-technology to assist the surgical teams in handling the most complex cases. Perfusionists work in an environment where creativity and innovative case management are encouraged.As a Cardiovascular Perfusionist at Toronto General Hospital, you will be able to use a variety of skills on a regular basis, not just once or twice a year, within an environment that encompasses:
The largest Lung Transplant program in North America and the developers of the Ex-Vivo Lung recondition program
The largest Canadian Adult ECMO program, using both diffusion oxygenators and the Novalung; Perfusion is a vital part of the ECMO program, attending and influencing daily rounds and improving patient outcomes
Implanting a variety of ventricular assist devices, including Heart-Mate II and Heartware
A busy adult congenital program, proving experience in challenging and innovative surgery
Opportunity to participate in original research, write papers and present at Regional, National and International conferences
Educational support that allows for annual attendance at a wide variety of conferences
Opportunities to be actively involved in Cardiac Surgery Resident training as well as Perfusion student training
The University Health Network is committed to providing you with the training and support you need to succeed in this demanding and stimulating atmosphere. The Perfusion team will welcome and support you to make your time in Toronto a highlight in your professional and personal life. This opportunity is not for everyone; but, for those with the desire, motivation and energy, it will be a life-changing experience.
At minimum, completion of a Bachelors of Science degree with a diploma in Cardiovascular Perfusion
Certification (or eligibility of certification) with the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP)/or American Board of Clinical Perfusion (ABCP)
Demonstrated interest in continuing education
Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice procedures, instruments, equipment and special techniques
Specialized knowledge of extracorporeal physiology and mechanics (both adult and pediatric) required
Knowledge of applicable Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
Excellent problem recognition and problem solving-skills
Effective time management skills with the ability to organize work and set priorities for self and others
Highly developed expertise and effective communication with all other health team members are essential in making the frequent, critical decisions required during the course of a bypass or other related perfusion procedures
Ability to work effectively, adapt and work accurately under stressful conditions
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment
Re-Posted Date: August 9, 2021 Closing Date: until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.