28742 - 01P0X

Perfusionist, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 09 June 2020

Classification: Perfusionist Level 4
Salary: $131,254 - $134,554 (fact sheet available from contact officer upon request) plus superannuation
Position No: 28742 - 01P0X
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 May 2020
Contact Officer: Jo Morris on jo.morris@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 5106

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
The Division of Surgery is responsible for delivering inpatient and outpatients surgical and medical imaging services and prevention and treatment dental health programs for children, targeted youth and adults of the ACT and surrounding region.
The Division includes Surgical Bookings and Pre-Admission Clinic, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Management Unit, Operating Theatres, Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Admissions/Extended Day Surgery Unit, specialist surgical departments and ward areas, medical and nursing outpatient services, and the Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit.
Overview of the work area and position:
The Cardiac Surgery Department at Canberra Hospital is a busy service supported by excellent imaging and diagnostic facilities. The Cardiac Surgery faculty currently consists of two Consultants, three Registrars, one qualified Perfusionist and one Trainee Perfusionist, as well as 1 full time Receptionist.
Under general direction of the Chief Perfusionist, the Perfusionist role is responsible for the provision of life support for patients undergoing elective and/or emergency cardiac surgery at Canberra Hospital and the National Capital Private Hospital.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Completed two-year certificate of clinical perfusion (CCP) with Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a full time clinical perfusionist.
  • Currently certified with Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusion.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Five years’ experience as a full time clinical perfusionist
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
The Perfusionist role is required to participate in the Perfusion Close Call Roster, aiding to ensure that perfusion services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services