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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 322B
Category: Health Care


Lead assigned staff and exercise responsibility for the technology of extracorporeal circulation
associated with a variety of surgical procedures and cardiac management therapies.

Distinguishing Characteristics

As a working lead, regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of other Perfusionists.

Typical Work

Regularly assign, instruct and review the work of Perfusionists and other staff;

Assist with recruitment and hiring of Perfusion staff, including competency assessment, appropriate orientation, and input regarding annual evaluation processes;

Assists with monthly scheduling, including on-call schedules at multiple clinical sites, and the upkeep and ordering for perfusion section supplies;

Performs the duties of Perfusionist;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: anatomy and physiology; heart-lung machine equipment use and maintenance; pharmacology for the drugs used during procedures; surgical practices, including sterile techniques; clinically appropriate array of equipment and supplies tailored to the cardiac, thoracic, vascular, organ transplant, obstetrics, and orthopedic surgical disciplines; blood product use and management; short and long term post care protocols for ventricular assist device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients; supervisory and management practices

Ability to: understand the procedures performed by surgeons; analyze lab results, imaging, and medical history information; work harmoniously with patients and other health professionals and paraprofessionals as part of the surgical team; exercise mature judgment in determining when to consult other resources for diagnosis; work independently and make medically consequential during procedures; manage multiple priorities; make clear explanations of technical conditions to professionals and nonprofessionals; physically operate large and highly technical equipment; react quickly in emergency situations; lead the work of other staff

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Current certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from an Accredited Perfusion Technology Program or approved program of Extracorporeal Technology


Two years of experience as a Perfusionist

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

Position established 5/11/2023, effective 6/1/2023. Class Code 322B, 43 Technicians, 80148588, Range 95.