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Clinical Perfusionist

Clinical Perfusionist


salaire Min. 27,46 $ / h
Max. 50,39 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Clinical perfusionists manage patients’ circulatory and respiratory functions. They use a heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries to maintain the patient's physiological status. They set up, monitor, maintain, transport, wean off and stop circulatory support.

Education and Training Requirements

Clinical perfusionists require a certificate or Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (diploma of higher specialized studies or D.E.S.S.) in extracorporeal perfusion (in French only). This program is offered at Université de Montréal.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have ability to synthesize information
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them

Work Environment

Clinical perfusionists mainly work in hospitals (in French only).

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