Certified Clinical Perfusionist Resume Format

By | January 18, 2011

Using external heart lung machines, Certified Clinical Perfusionists are trained to sustain the life of a patient undergoing open heart surgery involving valve bypass or heart transplants.  The patient’s heart is stopped during these operations to facilitate surgical work and the perfusionists operate the heart lung machines that take over the cardiopulmonary functions of the heart.

Certified Clinical Perfusionist Resume Format

Hillary C. Smith

East William St., San Jose, CA

Phone:  (408) 786-8822



To work as a Clinical Perfusionist in a team of heart surgeons and specialists in a large metropolitan hospital

Summary of Qualifications

  • 12 years of experience 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

2005 – Present:  Certified Clinical Perfusionist, Cedar-Sinai, LA

  • Operate the cardiopulmonary bypass circuits in any open heart surgery
  • Assemble and operate intra-aortic balloon pumps, extracorporeal circulation equipment, and other heart sustaining devices to temporarily take over cardiopulmonary functions during open heart surgery.
  • Operate the heart-lung machine for routine cardiac cases like valve repair or replacement, heart transplants and coronary artery bypass grafting and
  • Monitor vital signs during cardiopulmonary surgery to maintain physiological functions

1998 – 2005: Assistant to the Head Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital, LA

  • Provide administration of nurses in the hospital’s cardiovascular section
  • Mentor incoming new nurses in the section


Received various hospital peer citations from 2006 onwards for dedicated performance and work excellence


2004: passed the certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

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

1998: passed the NCLEX to become a Registered Nurse.

1995 – 1998:  BS in Nursing, Concorde Career College, San Diego

Professional and Character References

Can be furnished upon request