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Trainee Clinical Perfusionist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

The Trainee Clinical Perfusionist role is to undertake the necessary training and examinations to achieve the Accreditation Certificate / MSc. in Clinical Perfusion Science.

To acquire Clinical Perfusion skills during routine and emergency procedures.

Main duties of the job

Assist in the delivery of the perfusion service.

Under direct supervision by a qualified Clinical Perfusionist undertake a range of perfusion techniques during routine and emergency Cardiopulmonary Bypass.

Develop skills to assess the patient's relevant medical history, pathology and diagnosis to enable appropriate decisions concerning conduct of the procedure.

Set up, prime and manage the Cardiopulmonary Bypass equipment to maintain life support for the period of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB).

Undertake, analyse and interpret arterial/venous blood gases and patient coagulation status.

Administer drugs including Colloid/Crystalloid fluids, vasoactive drugs, Cardioplegia solution, Potassium, anticoagulants, haemostatic drugs under the direct supervision of a Clinical Perfusionist.

Manipulate on a second to second basis the patient's cardiovascular system whilst on CPB.

Undertake haemofiltration and blood transfusion as required under direct supervision.

Assist in the quality control, calibration and maintenance of expensive complex medical equipment in clinical perfusion and their safe use in compliance with near patient testing policies.

Acquire an understanding and assist in the running of Intra-Aortic Balloon Counter Pulsation.

Ensure that all data acquisition and other patient related records are complete, and appropriately filed/stored in line with Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust and professional body guidelines.

About us

From our5main hospitals, and in thecommunity, we provide a full range of lifelong, general and specialist care, as well asclinical research, innovation,education and training.

We're a diverse and welcoming organisation, and are incredibly proud of our 25,500 staff and the dedication they show to our patients and each other.

We aim to be outstanding in everything we do and to provide high quality and compassionate care and experience to all of our patients and families.

As a leading centre of clinical research with a long history of innovation and medical firsts, we are able to provide the latest and most advanced treatments. We'reranked top in Englandfor the number of trials open for patients to join and in the top 10 for the number of patients recruited to help us in our research.

Together with our partners inKing's Health Partners, we form 1 of the UK's 8 Academic Health Science Centres.

Our world famous teaching hospitals train the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals of the future.GKT School of Medical Educationis our medical school, run jointly withKing's College LondonandKing's College Hospital.

We're guided byour valuesin everything we do and, as one of the largest employers in London, we reflect the diversity, opportunity and ambition of our communities and the people we serve

Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform a minimum of 150 supervised CPB cases; complete the MSc. Perfusion Science; and to pass the College of perfusion practical examination - becoming an accredited Clinical Perfusion Scientist. For additional information, please see the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Effective time management


  • Able to demonstrate instances where they have managed time effectively

Clinical work experience


  • Evidence of having worked in a clinical environment
  • Demonstrated having worked well in a team

BSc. Hons


  • Certificate of completion of BSc. (Hons) degree

Meticulous attention to detail


  • Demonstrating ability to show attention to detail
  • Ability to be methodical in their approach

Ability to cope under pressure


  • Copes well under pressure of an interview
  • able to recall instances where they were effective in a high pressure setting



  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Understands why communication is important in cardiac theatres

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