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Job Summary

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest hospitals in Michigan and a premier academic medical center made up of:

  • U-M Health System
  • University of Michigan Medical School and its University of Michigan Medical Group practice
  • One of the nation’s largest biomedical research communities
  • Michigan Health Corp. — the legal entity that allows the Health System to enter into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and other business activities

In the thick of this excellence is our team of Perfusionists who are the heart of the operation here at Michigan Medicine. As our department continues to grow, we invite you to grow with us! We participate in over 2000 surgical procedures each year.

The Perfusionist will be responsible for:

  • Primarily works in the cardiac surgery operating room to provide cardiopulmonary bypass support.
  • Responsible for appropriate selection of equipment and techniques to be used, and to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions.
  • Follows established perfusion protocols relating to patient demographics, surgical procedure, and situation.
  • Monitoring and controlling extracorporeal perfusion equipment during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and related procedures on patients of all ages, while under the direction of a physician and in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of practice.
  • Administering prescription drugs, blood products and anesthetic agents through the extracorporeal circuit and inducing specified physiologic conditions, such as hypothermia and circulatory arrest, as ordered by a physician.
  • Assisting with inventory management.
  • Assisting with assigned projects in a collaborative cardiovascular team.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Work at Michigan?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Mental and emotional health programs
  • Child Care Resources
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities

Another reason to Go Blue!

  • Nationally Recognized for work/life effectiveness by WorldatWork
  • Top 5 employer in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Fobes #1 Best Employer in Michigan
  • Ranked #11 in the US and best in Michigan “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2020-21
  • Five medical specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10 and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Michigan.
  • Michigan Medicine ranked #15 in Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings


Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

Required Qualifications*

To qualify, you must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited Perfusion Training Program, with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Current certification as a Clinical Perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
  • Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in?depth, experienced?based knowledge.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Call commitment with a 30-minute response rate.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional qualifications

  • Familiarity with the use of Centrifugal Pumps, Ventricular Assist Devices, and ECMO.
  • Knowledge of Adult and Pediatric clinical perfusion; experience or interest in pediatrics is desired.
  • Knowledge of perfusion practices and equipment. Knowledge of surgical procedures and terminology.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to be able to work unpredictable hours, rotating shifts and on-call schedule.

Join our team for an opportunity to grow professionally in your career where we invest in you. At Michigan Medicine, you will experience:

  • The highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first
  • A culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect
  • We encourage you to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients
  • Competitive benefits.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.