As one of the largest and most successful cardiac units in the UK, the Wessex Cardiac Centre treats more than 20,000 patients each year for all forms of serious heart conditions. It has already gained international recognition and is being developed into a global centre of excellence, treating an increasing number of patients from outside the local area.

This means that we can offer outstanding scope for clinical perfusionists to develop their skills and build their careers within this state-of-the-art environment. Once qualified, each of our perfusionists has the opportunity to undertake a research project; this allows them to play their part in extending the boundaries of clinical practice - and provides a foundation for future progression.

It’s a fast paced, challenging environment with the largest heart bypass centre in the UK offering experienced perfusionists an exciting and rewarding career opportunity. With a flat organisational structure, all qualified and experienced perfusionists enjoy similar levels of responsibility.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for entry onto training in clinical perfusion is a 2:1 BSc degree in a science subject (usually biological science or a clinical science).


Trainee perfusionists follow a period of in-service training (incorporating practical experience under supervision), while studying for a postgraduate qualification at postgraduate diploma or MSc level in clinical perfusion science.

On successful completion of the postgraduate qualification, trainees are eligible to take the professional examination: the Certificate of Accreditation in Basic Clinical Perfusion Sciences. This enables them to practise independently as a fully competent clinical perfusionist. 

Working for us

Our existing job opportunities are advertised online - see our current vacancies.

If there are no current vacancies but you would like to register your interest in working for us in future, please get in touch using the form below.

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