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Anesthesia Technician

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth
Plymouth

Job Description

Duties/Responsibilities

Clean anesthesia machines, monitors, equipment and carts between cases according to established infection control and prevention standards

Changes anesthesia circuit, reestablishes clean, safe environment for next surgical patient

Knowledge of care, preparation, isolation and cleaning of flexible intubating scopes and glidescopes

Functions as a role model and works collaboratively with anesthesia providers to anticipate needs of daily schedule and to ensure an efficient and safe environment

Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all members of the healthcare team, both departmentally and interdepartmentally

Consistently demonstrate commitment to Core Values and must have exemplary attendance record

Manage all inventory par levels and demonstrates proficient computer skills to enter electronic materials management orders daily

Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to the anesthesia procedures in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the anesthesia providers

Organize and maintain anesthesia work room to enable all Anesthesia personnel to find items easily

Prepare equipment and supplies needed to administer anesthesia.

Prepare anesthesia carts in all anesthesia administration areas (OR, OB, Endo, etc.) daily

Evaluate and maintain par levels of anesthesia supplies and equipment daily

Prepare and deliver IVs hourly to the holding area according to OR schedule

Assist with maintaining procedural areas in clean, neat, orderly condition

Assist anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists with preparation for induction of general or spinal anesthesia

May apply cardiac monitor leads and blood pressure cuff on patients in the O.R.

Help transport patients and move or position them for anesthesia or surgery

Ensure routine maintenance and daily electrical safety checks on machines

Maintain routine specialty carts in readiness at all times (malignant hyperthermia cart, difficult airway and pediatric cart, nerve block cart)

Maintain established par levels of anesthesia supplies on specialty carts

Prepare supplies and equipment for special lines and procedures

Assist with delivery of stat specimens to the lab or pathology

Perform errands to other hospital departments within the scope of the anesthesia department

Retrieve blood or blood products from the blood bank as directed

Assist with disposal of trash and soiled linen appropriately

Clean storage cabinets and carts in a timely basis

Return equipment to proper storage area when not in use

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills Required

Possesses organization and planning skills

Ability to concentrate and prioritize in distracting environment and during potential life threatening situations

Ability to work at a quick pace with minimal supervision

Ability to work in a surgical services environment

Ability to learn and retain basic technical knowledge of procedures

Excellent attendance and punctuality is required

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Knowledge of medical terminology

Knowledge of surgical procedures

Excellent Computer skills (Materials Management, ORM, email and order entry)

Registration/Certification

BLS required

EMT, C.N.A, M.A. certification/license or equivalent required

Anesthesia Certification/Surgical Technologist or Central Sterilization Technician preferred

Employment Type

Full time

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