After graduating from Barry University’s Perfusion Program in 2010, he worked for several perfusionist groups and hospitals before becoming the chief perfusionist at UF Shands in Gainesville, Florida.
Tyler appreciates the work-life balance that being a travel perfusionist offers. “The job is important and full of responsibilities, which can be intense and challenging when you’re at work,” he said. “However, when you aren’t there, you are able to take a break.”
One of the more challenging aspects of being a perfusionist for Tyler is that it can be isolating at times. “You’re on your own and making your own judgment calls.” This solitary environment is one of the reasons why Tyler believes in the importance of making Vivacity a team that is fun to be a part of.
“A happy, well-paid employee with quality work-life balance will provide better patient care any day,” Tyler said. “It’s important that the people who work for Vivacity feel valued and bring that positive energy into the hospital with them.”