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Senior Clinical Perfusion Scientist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A position has arisen for an experienced clinical perfusion scientist to work in a multi disciplinary team within the Cardiothoracic Directorate.

As an autonomous practitioner a Senior Clinical Perfusionist should offer a comprehensive specialist clinical and technical perfusion service during both routine and emergency procedures as a vital member of the multidisciplinary team during cardiac surgery. The Senior Clinical Perfusionist will also participate in the development of department protocols and research.

Registration with The College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of GB& I is essential.

Main duties of the job

To provide a first class service both perioperatively and in the pre and post op setting in all aspects of adult cardiac perfusion.The candidate will be fully conversant in all fields of cardiac perfusion and have sufficient experience to function as a sole practitioner and within the wider team.Sheffield University Hospitals Trust is a proud institution with a history of providing exceptional care to the surrounding South Yorkshire area and beyond. Our world renowned Healthcare Trust is forward thinking and expects all employees to be fully conversant in and willing to apply the Trust's PROUD values.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Perfusion Team is very progressive and would welcome an individual with similar drive and impact to further improve the service as a whole. We are a team with a firm belief in GDP and patient specific practice.

The continuing development of complex aortic surgery and minimal access procedures require an experienced applicant, although additional instruction will be forthcoming if required.

A keen interest in research is also advantageous.

Departmental Competency documentation must be signed by practitioner and Clinical Lead as part of the Perfusion Department Quality Framework.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Good working knowledge of routine and specialised clinical techniques for example Thrombo Elastography, Vacuum Assist Drainage and Blood Conservation.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and clinical hazards
  • Up to date with latest developments
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of the clinical equipment used.
  • Significant experience as a Qualified Perfusionist


  • Experience of delivering specialist training to others where appropriate.
  • Presentation at MDT, M& M and audit meetings.
  • Familiar with electronic data management

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Able to maintain intense levels of concentration
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Good communication skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills.
  • A flexible approach to work to meet the needs of the service and adaptable to change.
  • Good IT skills
  • Accountable for own professional conduct and able to work within professional guidelines
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • Good understanding of the national strategic context of the NHS.
  • Ability to manage complex workload under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines.


  • Effective leadership skills
  • Mentoring skills
  • Ability to teach and relate to different staff groups
  • Ability to deal with conflict



  • Educated to Post Graduate Diploma level in Perfusion Science
  • Accredited by the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Professional Registration with the College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of GB and Ireland


  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Attendance and participation in clinical audit
  • Attendance at relevant National Conferences

Further Training


  • Specialist perfusion techniques such as MEC (minimised extra corporeal bypass circuit) system and retrograde autologous prime

Personal Qualities


  • Integrity -Cares about and knows the importance of doing the right thing and making a difference.
  • Ownership - Driven to get things done to ensure that both they and their team achieve.
  • Ownership - Set very high standards for themselves, their team and the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7RA

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