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Senior Perfusionist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We would like to encourage applicants to apply for the role of Senior Perfusionist.

The University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Perfusion department is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who leads by example and is able to act as a role model providing clinical and professional perfusion services to the multi-disciplinary team. The individual must have Paediatric and adult experience of CPB and of vv and va ECMO.

Applicants should be well-organised with a keen interest in teaching and research. You must posses the Accreditation Certificate of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain & Ireland and should be a Licentiate Members of the College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain & Ireland.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week over 4 days with additional on call commitment.

Main duties of the job

  • To take, with appropriate delegation, responsibility for the delivery of a highly specialised perfusion service across the Trust, ensuring that the service is effective and well-coordinated.
  • To demonstrate specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in both Adult and Paediatric clinical practice of both CPB and ECMO. Applying these skills to the supervision and training of others throughout the department and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Draw on knowledge of a range of theories to inform practice. Assist in developing strategies for the management and delivery of care for the client group.
  • Setting up, priming and running bypass equipment for Adult and Paediatric cardiac surgery procedures, according to the perfusion procedures and protocols and to play a full role in the routine cardiac surgical programme.
  • Ensure quality control, calibration and maintenance of expensive and complex medical equipment, ensuring accurate and safe use during clinical procedures.
  • To administer drugs, according to local policy and as necessitated by the clinical situation i.e. priming solutions, anticoagulants, inhalational anaesthetic agents, potassium, and cardioplegic solution.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge


  • Experience of routine adult and paediatric perfusion techniques including paediatric vv and va ECMO
  • Experience of clinical devices used within perfusion
  • Extensive relevant post accreditation experience
  • Full knowledge of hazards of bypass and fully equipped to manage emergency situations
  • ) Experience of routine and highly specialised clinical techniques both Adult and Paediatric
  • Understanding of the capabilities of the equipment used
  • Full knowledge of clinical hazards and emergency procedures
  • Up to date with latest developments in clinical practise


  • Practicing Clinical Perfusionist including experience of departmental management issues

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good Organisational Abilities
  • Computer Literacy


  • Effective Leadership

Qualifications and Training


  • Full accredited by SOPGBI
  • Full registration by COPGBI Perfusion Sciences Basic accreditation


  • Advanced registration by SOPGBI
  • MSc Perfusion Science Management (CMS/DMS)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Heart Institute

Terrell St.



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