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The Prince Charles Hospital

627 Rode Road
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4000

COVID-19 Fever Clinics

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2 weeks ago

Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses.

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday
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Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses. 

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.   

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday

Comment on Facebook

Apply today: bit.ly/3zQKdfq

Thank you Jennifer and all the team at TPCH, you've all been keeping me alive since 1974 😀❤️❤️❤️

The team at TPCH and my wonderful Surgeon Dr Jalaali saved my life after I had a stroke at 21 years of age. I had what was an undiagnosed congenital Atrial Septal Defect. Dr Jalaali performed open heart surgery via thoracotomy. I recovered exceptionally well. The care and support I received from all the staff at TPCH, back in 2001 was second to none. I will be eternally grateful that Dr Jalaali allowed me to continue to live my life and go on to become a Registered Nurse specialized in cardiac nursing. If it wasn’t for this amazing surgeon, I would not be here today. I wouldn’t of been able to continue to be a mother to my first born, and I wouldn’t of gone on to be blessed with 2 other beautiful babies. Thank you from the bottom of my very well stitched up heart 🙏

Our very valuable resources in cardiology. It's the best in southern hemisphere..big thumbs up.. 👍

I have always been looked after exceptionally well by TPCH cardiac team.

Brooke Smith

Hi Jenny.

Jennifer Sexton

Good luck

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2 weeks ago

You can't be queasy to get Kieran's job! 🩸 He's a perfusionist at #TPCH, and it's okay if you don't know much about this role, because Kieran's here to explain all.

"Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body," he said.

"Surgeons can't operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

"It requires a lot of attention to detail, there's not a second where you can lose focus."

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Let's give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
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You cant be queasy to get Kierans job! 🩸 Hes a perfusionist at #TPCH, and its okay if you dont know much about this role, because Kierans here to explain all. 

Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body, he said.  

Surgeons cant operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

It requires a lot of attention to detail, theres not a second where you can lose focus.

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Lets give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏

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My mother is a retired perfusionist. Yes, it can be a very stressful job and being on call at times can take its toll. Kudos to her for choosing this occupation and raising 6 young kids ❤

Well done Kieran. I am up to date with your career thanks to a chat with you Mum a couple of weeks ago. So deservedly proud of you. As we all are. So great to see. ♥️♥️♥️

Thank you for everything you do Kieran, you've possibly kept me going during my 3 Open Heart Surgeries at TPCH ❤️

Go Kieran!!! Well done on such an achievement 😊 And you’ll be happy to know that I have finally retired!!!😂🤣 And loving it!!

Love you guys. I had a double coronary artery bypass graft in April last year at St Vincent's. You are the best & I thank you so much for your care. ❤️❤️❤️

So proud of you Kieran I never thought you’d be able to handle this job because of how you were when you were younger of not being able to handle blood and everything But boy you are amazing at what you do! I can’t believe what you have be come Love you Kieran ❤️

Great work champ, glad you're part of the team 👍

Wow, congratulations Kieran. Well done. Looking good. 🥰

Oh man this makes me so proud. From just a baby grad to absolutely killing it! And a super great human to boot. Good on ya buddy. U should be well chuffed of ur achievements

You must get a lot of job satisfaction

Thank you for your study, work & attention to detail . Another life saver

Killing it K dogg 🙌🏼

What a very interesting and important job. Thank you for all that you do 👏👏👏

Thank you such an important job

Congratulations Kieran!

What a great job !

Thank you for all you do Kieran

Congratulations Kieran

Look at you! A super star ⭐️

Fantastic work Kieran!!! Lovely photo too 😊

congratulations

Congratulations kieran!!!

Congratulations on all your brilliant and hard work. God bless

Congratulations Kieran good job

Woo hoo Kieran

View more comments

Latest news


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The Prince Charles Hospital

Rode Road
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4000

COVID-19 Fever Clinics

/ MetroNorthHHS

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
2 weeks ago

Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses.

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday
... See MoreSee Less

Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses. 

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.   

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday

Comment on Facebook

Apply today: bit.ly/3zQKdfq

Thank you Jennifer and all the team at TPCH, you've all been keeping me alive since 1974 😀❤️❤️❤️

The team at TPCH and my wonderful Surgeon Dr Jalaali saved my life after I had a stroke at 21 years of age. I had what was an undiagnosed congenital Atrial Septal Defect. Dr Jalaali performed open heart surgery via thoracotomy. I recovered exceptionally well. The care and support I received from all the staff at TPCH, back in 2001 was second to none. I will be eternally grateful that Dr Jalaali allowed me to continue to live my life and go on to become a Registered Nurse specialized in cardiac nursing. If it wasn’t for this amazing surgeon, I would not be here today. I wouldn’t of been able to continue to be a mother to my first born, and I wouldn’t of gone on to be blessed with 2 other beautiful babies. Thank you from the bottom of my very well stitched up heart 🙏

Our very valuable resources in cardiology. It's the best in southern hemisphere..big thumbs up.. 👍

I have always been looked after exceptionally well by TPCH cardiac team.

Brooke Smith

Hi Jenny.

Jennifer Sexton

Good luck

View more comments

2 weeks ago

You can't be queasy to get Kieran's job! 🩸 He's a perfusionist at #TPCH, and it's okay if you don't know much about this role, because Kieran's here to explain all.

"Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body," he said.

"Surgeons can't operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

"It requires a lot of attention to detail, there's not a second where you can lose focus."

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Let's give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
... See MoreSee Less

You cant be queasy to get Kierans job! 🩸 Hes a perfusionist at #TPCH, and its okay if you dont know much about this role, because Kierans here to explain all. 

Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body, he said.  

Surgeons cant operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

It requires a lot of attention to detail, theres not a second where you can lose focus.

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Lets give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏

Comment on Facebook

My mother is a retired perfusionist. Yes, it can be a very stressful job and being on call at times can take its toll. Kudos to her for choosing this occupation and raising 6 young kids ❤

Well done Kieran. I am up to date with your career thanks to a chat with you Mum a couple of weeks ago. So deservedly proud of you. As we all are. So great to see. ♥️♥️♥️

Thank you for everything you do Kieran, you've possibly kept me going during my 3 Open Heart Surgeries at TPCH ❤️

Go Kieran!!! Well done on such an achievement 😊 And you’ll be happy to know that I have finally retired!!!😂🤣 And loving it!!

Love you guys. I had a double coronary artery bypass graft in April last year at St Vincent's. You are the best & I thank you so much for your care. ❤️❤️❤️

So proud of you Kieran I never thought you’d be able to handle this job because of how you were when you were younger of not being able to handle blood and everything But boy you are amazing at what you do! I can’t believe what you have be come Love you Kieran ❤️

Great work champ, glad you're part of the team 👍

Wow, congratulations Kieran. Well done. Looking good. 🥰

Oh man this makes me so proud. From just a baby grad to absolutely killing it! And a super great human to boot. Good on ya buddy. U should be well chuffed of ur achievements

You must get a lot of job satisfaction

Thank you for your study, work & attention to detail . Another life saver

Killing it K dogg 🙌🏼

What a very interesting and important job. Thank you for all that you do 👏👏👏

Thank you such an important job

Congratulations Kieran!

What a great job !

Thank you for all you do Kieran

Congratulations Kieran

Look at you! A super star ⭐️

Fantastic work Kieran!!! Lovely photo too 😊

congratulations

Congratulations kieran!!!

Congratulations on all your brilliant and hard work. God bless

Congratulations Kieran good job

Woo hoo Kieran

View more comments

Need the Emergency Department?
Try the Virtual ED first.

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Rode Road
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4000

Latest news


More news

Events


More events

/ MetroNorthHHS

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
2 weeks ago

Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses.

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday
... See MoreSee Less

Did you know the TPCH Cardiology department is the largest in the southern hemisphere? 😮 The team of Clinical Measurement Scientists are performing on average 266 diagnostic tests per day looking for abnormal changes of the heart. ❤💗

Jennifer has been working as an ECHO (Echocardiogram) Scientist in the team since 2019 where she uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of hearts, outlining their muscle movements and identifying cardio artery disease and cardiomyopathic responses. 

“If there is not enough oxygen going through certain arteries to the heart muscle, the muscle won’t move or thicken and can cause a number of heart-related issues for the patient,” Jennifer said.   

“Sometimes we do a stress ECHO test where we raise a patient’s heart rate on a treadmill or a bike and look at the difference in their heart before and after.

“From here we can tell whether certain wall segments are functioning like they should and bring any anomalies to the attention of the treating doctor.”

If you’re a scientist in love with the sound of this role, apply today! 💞👇
#WorkforusWednesday

Comment on Facebook

Apply today: bit.ly/3zQKdfq

Thank you Jennifer and all the team at TPCH, you've all been keeping me alive since 1974 😀❤️❤️❤️

The team at TPCH and my wonderful Surgeon Dr Jalaali saved my life after I had a stroke at 21 years of age. I had what was an undiagnosed congenital Atrial Septal Defect. Dr Jalaali performed open heart surgery via thoracotomy. I recovered exceptionally well. The care and support I received from all the staff at TPCH, back in 2001 was second to none. I will be eternally grateful that Dr Jalaali allowed me to continue to live my life and go on to become a Registered Nurse specialized in cardiac nursing. If it wasn’t for this amazing surgeon, I would not be here today. I wouldn’t of been able to continue to be a mother to my first born, and I wouldn’t of gone on to be blessed with 2 other beautiful babies. Thank you from the bottom of my very well stitched up heart 🙏

Our very valuable resources in cardiology. It's the best in southern hemisphere..big thumbs up.. 👍

I have always been looked after exceptionally well by TPCH cardiac team.

Brooke Smith

Hi Jenny.

Jennifer Sexton

Good luck

View more comments

2 weeks ago

You can't be queasy to get Kieran's job! 🩸 He's a perfusionist at #TPCH, and it's okay if you don't know much about this role, because Kieran's here to explain all.

"Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body," he said.

"Surgeons can't operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

"It requires a lot of attention to detail, there's not a second where you can lose focus."

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Let's give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
... See MoreSee Less

You cant be queasy to get Kierans job! 🩸 Hes a perfusionist at #TPCH, and its okay if you dont know much about this role, because Kierans here to explain all. 

Perfusion is basically supplying oxygen rich blood to an organ, so in any open heart or lung surgery where the heart is arrested, we are doing its job by draining blood and pumping it back around the body, he said.  

Surgeons cant operate on a beating heart so by using the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, we can keep the heart still while ensuring the patient is alive and receiving the oxygenated blood they need.

It requires a lot of attention to detail, theres not a second where you can lose focus.

Kieran is one of seven perfusionists at Metro North Health. After working as a scrub nurse for ten years he completed a biomedical science degree to pursue a career in perfusion. Lets give all our incredible perfusionists a massive #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏

Comment on Facebook

My mother is a retired perfusionist. Yes, it can be a very stressful job and being on call at times can take its toll. Kudos to her for choosing this occupation and raising 6 young kids ❤

Well done Kieran. I am up to date with your career thanks to a chat with you Mum a couple of weeks ago. So deservedly proud of you. As we all are. So great to see. ♥️♥️♥️

Thank you for everything you do Kieran, you've possibly kept me going during my 3 Open Heart Surgeries at TPCH ❤️

Go Kieran!!! Well done on such an achievement 😊 And you’ll be happy to know that I have finally retired!!!😂🤣 And loving it!!

Love you guys. I had a double coronary artery bypass graft in April last year at St Vincent's. You are the best & I thank you so much for your care. ❤️❤️❤️

So proud of you Kieran I never thought you’d be able to handle this job because of how you were when you were younger of not being able to handle blood and everything But boy you are amazing at what you do! I can’t believe what you have be come Love you Kieran ❤️

Great work champ, glad you're part of the team 👍

Wow, congratulations Kieran. Well done. Looking good. 🥰

Oh man this makes me so proud. From just a baby grad to absolutely killing it! And a super great human to boot. Good on ya buddy. U should be well chuffed of ur achievements

You must get a lot of job satisfaction

Thank you for your study, work & attention to detail . Another life saver

Killing it K dogg 🙌🏼

What a very interesting and important job. Thank you for all that you do 👏👏👏

Thank you such an important job

Congratulations Kieran!

What a great job !

Thank you for all you do Kieran

Congratulations Kieran

Look at you! A super star ⭐️

Fantastic work Kieran!!! Lovely photo too 😊

congratulations

Congratulations kieran!!!

Congratulations on all your brilliant and hard work. God bless

Congratulations Kieran good job

Woo hoo Kieran

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