University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Chief Perfusionist

Chief Perfusionist

Requisition ID 
Patient Care
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
ICE Interventional Main Operating Room
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Science is in search for a Chief Perfusionist to provide clinical services. 


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Retirement: 5% retirement contribution from UAMS when an employee contributes at least 2%. Up to 10% matched contribution.
  • Education: 50% discount for staff (undergraduate); 50% discount for spouse and dependents (undergraduate only) when they attend UAMS and 40% discount at any other campus.
  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family.
  • UAMS provides Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000.
  • Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, 22.5 days of annual vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave.
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
  • Merchant discounts
  • Training and education opportunities.

Salary: Neg.


The Chief Perfusionest will be responsible for preparing the daily schedule, assigning staff to the cases, preparing the call schedule, supervising staff, approving vacation, finding coverage (sick), monitoring and providing metrics for the Joint Commission, ensuring each staff member gets the appropriate number and variety of cases to maintain licensure, ensure staff stay compliant with licensure/certification, and manage supplies and equipment for Perfusionists. Will operate the heart/lung machine, auto-transfusion equipment, intra-aortic balloon pump, and provide cardiopulmonary support services. They will also provide services for intrapleural and intraperitoneal hyper-thermic chemoperfusion as well as isolated limb perfusion. Stand-by services for off pump cases, PTCA, and laser lead extraction cases, on hold cases, and ECMO management will also be provided. As well as service to open heart cases and double procedures. Will provide point of care testing when necessary and participate in quality improvement initiative. Also, will provide coverage for liver transplants, as well as interventional radiology for AngioVac procedures, and vascular services for thorocoabdominal aortic repairs.


Minimum Qualifications:

A graduate from an accredited perfusion program and either board eligible (must gain certification within 2 years of hire) or board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).

Must be licensed in the state of Arkansas or eligible for an Arkansas license as a licensed Perfusionist.

3 or more years of supervisory experience.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.


Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Continuously
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Continuously
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Sharp objects/tools