Certified Clinical Perfusionist Resume Template

Certified clinical perfusionists are trained to keep the patient alive with external heart lung machines during open heart surgery involving valve bypass or heart transplants.  During these operations, the patient’s heart is stopped to facilitate surgical work and the perfusionists operates the machines that effective take over the cardiopulmonary functions of the heart.

Certified Clinical Perfusionist Resume Template

Melissa J. Lewis

East William St., San Jose, CA

Phone:  408-776-6034



To be a Perfusionist in a team of heart transplant surgeons in a large metropolitan hospital

Summary of Qualifications

  • About 13 years of experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, starting as a regular nurse and rising to be a certified clinical perfusionist
  • Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with patients

Career Experience / Job History

2004 – Present:  Certified Clinical Perfusionist, Cedar-Sinai, LA

  • Mobilize the cardiopulmonary bypass circuits in any open heart surgery
  • Assemble and operate extracorporeal circulation equipment, intra-aortic balloon pumps and other heart supportive devices to temporarily replace ‘ cardiopulmonary functions during open heart surgery.
  • Operate the heart-lung machine for routine adult cardiac cases like coronary artery bypass grafting and valve repair or replacement
  • Monitor vital signs to maintain physiological functions during cardiopulmonary surgery
  • Be ready for an off-duty call to assist in emergency cardiovascular operations.

1997 – 2004 : Assistant to the Head Nurse,  Good Samaritan Hospital, LA

  • Provide supervision and administration of nurses in the cardiovascular section
  • Mentor incoming new nurses in the section


2001: passed the certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

1997: passed the National Council of State Boards of Nursing fro California

1997: passed the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse.

1994 – 1997:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Concorde Career College, San Diego

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.

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