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Student Perfusionist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Perfusion is a highly skilled and technical profession within the field of cardiac surgery, providing essential life support systems to patients undergoing routine and emergency cardiac surgery.

The Clinical Perfusion Department at Glenfield Hospital currently undertakes adult and neonatal/paediatric cases and also a large neonatal, paediatric and adult ECMO programme. Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump support is also undertaken as part of the daily role.

Main duties of the job

Learn and understand how to review patient's notes for relevant medical history, pathology and diagnosis and how this affects the clinical decision process regarding the conduct of extracorporeal support.

Under direct supervision, assemble, prime, de-air and manage extracorporeal devices and circuitry.

Be able to assess, interpret and manage a wide range of highly complex conflicting clinical information and use this information to take appropriate action.

Work under supervision as a Practitioner, ensuring that any actions undertaken during a clinical procedure are checked by a qualified Clinical Perfusionist.

To acquire an understanding and assist in the provision of a departmental autologous cell salvage service.

To acquire an understanding and assist in the management of an intra-aortic counter pulsation service.

To act and think clearly and calmly under acute and emergency situations.

To acquire an understanding of ECMO circuits and the mobile ECMO service.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the necessary training and examinations required to achieve the Accreditation Certificate / Masters qualification in Clinical Perfusion Science. Also to acquire the clinical perfusion skills during routine and emergency cardiac procedures.

The post holder will be managed continually and although there will be times when the post holder will be under direct supervision he/she should demonstrate a degree of initiative and be expected to work independently on designated tasks.

(Please refer to the job description/person specification for further details on the role)

Person Specification



  • 2:1 Hons Biological/biomedical science degree


  • 1st biological/biomedical science degree



  • prior knowledge of role/theatres


  • advanced knowledge/visits of units



  • Good knowledge of perfusion


  • Excellent knowledge of perfusion

Communication skills


  • Good skills


  • Excellent skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby road



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