Manager - Perfusion - Operating Room-Admin (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16274
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job

Responsible for the overall operational management of perfusion services including patient flow, staffing, and quality of work on a 24-hours per day, seven days per week basis. Primary duties include designing, monitoring, and managing clinical areas and therapies to provide and promote high quality, efficient, cost-effective services in compliance with hospital, accrediting, and regulatory requirements. Maintains department's effectiveness in the operation of heart-lung machines throughout the organization, assuring high quality following established departmental and Quality Assurance (QA) protocols using independent judgment and initiatives. Also manages assigned staff and utilization of resources within assigned areas to meet financial and productivity standards, quality standards and strategic goals of the department and hospital.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring/terminating, scheduling, performance evaluations, quality reviews, staff education, coaching, development, support and promotion of customer relations, and monitoring of activities to ensure performance standards are achieved. Provides input to the development of business plans, leads improvement projects, and serves as a member of hospital committees and workgroups. Must maintain technical competencies as a Perfusionist and functions as an equipment super user. Identifies and resolves technical and operational customer service requirements.

Essential Functions 

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Assumes twenty-four (24) hour responsibility and accountability for the operation of the perfusion services, staff, and facilities. Plans, organizes, and directs short- and long-term departmental activities in accordance with hospital goals and accrediting organization standards.

  • Hires, schedules, trains, and evaluates the performance of and implements corrective action, up to and including termination, for assigned staff as necessary. Addresses individual staff performance problems as needed; directs the design and implementation of corrective action plan where performance is an issue. Assures staff competency to handle technical responsibilities by developing competency standards and measurement tools and assuring that staff is appropriately licensed, certified, trained and reviewed.

  • Manages an effective delivery of quality perfusion services and ensures operations meet customer needs, department standards, policies and procedures, community standards, and regulatory agency requirements. Revises, develops and implements departmental procedures; communicate necessary changes to affected staff and departments.

  • Resolves scheduling/patient care needs (including research) and monitors outpatient schedule back-log, provides recommendation for emergency needs accommodation in a timely manner. Standardizes and consolidates technical processes and efforts when appropriate. Develops and maintains an effective and efficient system of information, records and reports, utilizing manual, and electronic systems.

  • Collaborates with the Executive Director/Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) to develop, implement, and monitor departmental budget including capital budget request and purchases. Develops cost standards and cost accounting data for the department.

  • Participates in data gathering and reporting within benchmark organizations. Compiles statistical and other data reports as needed.

  • Ensures adequate supplies and equipment are available and kept ready following regulatory standards. Notifies appropriate personnel of supply requirements; makes recommendations concerning the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of equipment.

  • Participates in the development of content, training, and orientation of assigned staff, students, residents, and faculty.

  • Functions as super user for heart-lung machine, physiological monitoring instrumentation and related ancillary equipment in cardiac surgical procedures;  providing instruction and assistance to staff. Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic system.

  • May set up and operates heart-lung machine, physiological monitoring instrumentation and related ancillary equipment in cardiac surgical procedures as needed to support department's standard of quality as required. Reviews set up and operation of heart-lung machines for quality, providing input back to staff.

Minimum Qualifications 

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: Certified Clinical Perfusionist from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate methods, processes and systems to improve efficiency of department operations.

  • Ability to develop financial budgets and manage expenses

  • Ability to manage workflow and/or unit productivity.

  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in operating and modifying extracorporeal circulation and cardio-pulmonary support systems and ancillary devices (e.g., blood gas analyzers, autotransfusion devices, etc.).

  • Ability to anticipate and respond appropriately to potentially serious situations involving the patient and technical problems that may arise.

  • Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and extracorporeal circulation technology, including adjunctive techniques.

  • Knowledge of cardiac disease, defects, and congenital anomalies.

  • Knowledge of organ preservation, sterile and perfusion supplies, such as extracorporeal oxygenators, tubing circuits and cannulae.

  • Knowledge of pharmacology of blood, fluids and medications administration and interaction with extra-corporeal devices.

  • Knowledge of blood components, plasma composition of the human body in association of support by extracorporeal circuits and devices.

  • Knowledge of the following areas in relation to clinical perfusion:
        - Anatomy and physiology
        - Pathophysiology
        - Pharmacology
        - Applied Sciences (e.g., biochemistry, physics)
        - Hematology
        - Computer technology

  • Ability to plan, organize, develop tactical plans and set priorities.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.