Clinical Perfusionist

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Minot, ND
Job Type
Direct Hire
Nov 24, 2018
Job ID
Perfusionist Opportunity – Minot, North Dakota

Fulltime, permanent opportunity for an experienced or new graduate Perfusionist.
Large Level II Trauma Center
2014 Award for One of the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country
This non-profit, integrated healthcare system serves northwest/central North Dakota and Eastern Montana.
Aggressive compensation structure that is well above the national average (per, generous sign-on bonus, relocation assistance and tuition assistance/loan forgiveness!
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Clinical Perfusionist is an important skilled member of the healthcare team who is qualified by academic and clinical training to provide patient perfusion services under the supervision of a licensed physician. 
  • Operate intra-aortic balloon pumps, extracorporeal circulation equipment, and other heart and lung supportive devices to temporarily take over cardiopulmonary functions to facilitate open heart surgery.
  • Operate heart-lung machines for routine heart surgeries like coronary artery bypass grafting and valve correction or replacement.
  • Administer doctor-prescribed blood product types and medication during open heart surgery.
  • Monitor vital signs, in-surgery circulatory processes and control the temperature and blood flow of patient.
  • Mobilize the cardiopulmonary bypass circuits in any open heart surgery.
  • Stay prepared to receive off-duty call to assist in emergency cardiovascular surgeries.
Skills and Specifications:
  • Must have high presence of mind, attention to details and the ability to work long hours and under extreme pressure during complex surgeries.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Must have high dexterity in the use of required perfusionist equipment.
Education and Qualifications:
  • Graduate of a Cardiovascular Perfusion Training Program accredited by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or admitted to the examination process before April 15, 1981, as evidenced by licensure.
  • Board eligible or certifies by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Inc.
  • New graduates are highly encouraged to apply.
This city has a population of about 80,000 and continues to grow due to the discovery of oil and gas in the region.  The airport has grown a great deal with jet service to numerous cities.
Climate - The Minot area has four distinct seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Summers tend to be quite warm and dry, which provides an excellent environment for many of North Dakota's outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, swimming, etc. In the fall, the leaves begin to change to beautiful reds and oranges which can be quite pleasant.
Schools - The Minot Public School District has 11 elementary schools located in the city.  There are also two elementary schools located on the Minot Air Force Base, Dakota and North Plains. There are two middle schools in the city, and one located on Minot Air Force Base. There is one high school on two campuses: Minot High School - Central Campus (for grades 9 and 10) and Minot High School - Magic City Campus (for grades 11 and 12).  Minot Public Schools also offers an Adult Learning Center and Souris River Campus, an alternative school. For private schools, Minot has the K-12 Bishop Ryan Catholic School. There is also a Protestant K-12 school, Our Redeemer's Christian School. Minot is also home to Minot State University.
Housing - Typical Housing Costs
  • Average Rental: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus electricity: $850 per month
  • Average Purchase Price: 3 bedrooms, 1,500 to 2,000 square feet (main floor): $214,700
  • Average Building Price: 3 bedrooms, 1,500 to 2,000 square feet (main floor): $270,800
For immediate consideration, please contact Karen Hogan at #210-651-4337 or email