Is it time for you to get a change in scenery? If you’re reading this, you’re probably a perfusionist or a student who is looking for a growing or expanding career in the field. You might even be considering a move or a fresh start. We’re here to tell you about Bristol, Tennessee, a great city to both live and work. Right now, the healthcare industry is experiencing an extreme shortage of perfusionists. For those looking to take advantage of a growing field and interested in an exciting career in perfusion, Bristol is the city for you.
Tennessee’s Tri-Cities are made up of Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol in the northeastern corner of the Volunteer State. Working in the Tri-Cities sets you up to enjoy the benefits of three gorgeous cities all at once in the Tennessee mountains! With an affordable, low cost of living, light traffic, and family-friendly environment, there is something for everyone! While the three cities have plenty of access to gorgeous, outdoor recreational options, they each also have their own attractions that will encourage anyone to visit Ole Rocky Top! Country music fans can visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol after checking out a race at the Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway. When you’re in Johnson City, stop by the Hands On! Discovery Center and grab a drink at the Yee-Haw Brewing Company. If you’re in Kingsport, check out the Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium and enjoy the links on Warriors’ Path Golf Course located in the Warriors’ Path State Park. Bristol is just a few hours outside of Nashville and Atlanta, so you can experience everything these special Southern cities have to offer!
SpecialtyCare perfusionists have been providing clinical care in Tri-Cities for over 30 years. Our team consists of 3 perfusionists at both Holston Valley and Bristol. We perform all adult cardiac surgery procedures, except transplants and VADs. We are involved with TAVRs and several hybrid procedures where we partner with cardiology and EP, and we have minimal ECMO deployment/monitoring (5-8/year). We perform 350 cases per team each year, and we welcome both experienced perfusionists and new graduate clinicians to join our team to enjoy the benefits of working with our awesome group. We provide a float perfusionist at each hospital, which makes it an ideal location for new-grads to be trained.
As you can see, Bristol is a great location to continue your education, grow in your career as a perfusionist, and build a life for you and your family. SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of perfusion services in the United States. Trusted by more than 400 hospitals, we provide perfusion services for over 150,000 procedures every year. Here at SpecialtyCare, we make surgery safer because of our awesome people and expert clinicians, and because we need more awesome people just like you, we’re hiring for more perfusionists right here in Bristol. Contact us today and one of our helpful recruiters will show you how to join our awesome team.