Teaching Associate - Perfusionist Positions, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Surgery

Title: Teaching Associate - Perfusionist Positions, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Position Details

Position Description

Location: University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC-ML), 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle WA, 98195

Description: The University of Washington Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is seeking three (3) full-time Cardiovascular Perfusionist positions to join a current staff of eight based a University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC-ML). We are one of the leading providers of services in cardiothoracic surgery in the state of Washington. The positions will be at the rank of Teaching Associate, with an estimated start date in Spring 2023.  Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The base salary range for this position will be: $12,750 per month ($153,000 annually) plus an additional $1,000 credited to annualized base salary for each additional year of perfusion experience, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include payments for vacancy coverage.

Responsibilities: All Perfusionists shall assist in cardiothoracic surgery at UW Medicine locations.  Eighty-five percent of our cases are performed at UWMC-ML. The other fifteen percent are performed at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA).

Perfusionists are responsible for the preparation and operation of the heart and lung machine for any cardiothoracic cases. Our case load includes but is not limited to performing heart, lung and liver transplants as well as CABGs, valves, PTEs, aortic dissections, complex adult congenital cases and AngioVac. We stand by for TAVRs and laser lead extractions, provide cell saving services and support our VAD nurses. Currently, our Perfusionists are also responsible for OCS and ECLS. Our ECLS program is growing, and we are doing ECLS transport. Perfusionist hold the rank of Teaching Associates, as we are a clinical site with medical student, resident and fellow rotations.

Perfusionists will take an average of 10 days of call a month.  Perfusionists must lead, teach and be flexible as UW Medicine is a busy and growing academic medical system which provides the most advance care to our patients.


  • Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
  • Must work independently as well as cohesively with other perfusionists, the OR staff and surgeons.


Candidates should submit their application via Interfolio with cover letter, current CV, contact information for three professional references.

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