Job Description

Anesthesia Technician
St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type:
Full Time 80
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Anesthesia Technician

Job Summary
Maintains anesthesia equipment in proper functioning order, keeps anesthesia machines, carts and equipment for both areas cleaned and stocked. Assists physicians/CRNA's with approved procedures which are limited to those which do not require the specialized skill, judgment and knowledge of a registered nurse. Maintains appropriate par level of supplies. Communicates with physicians, patients, staff, purchasing department, central services and general stores. Assists in the general functions of an anesthesia technician to include functions as a surgical aide as needed. Reports to Anesthesia Coordinator.
Job Requirements
Minimum EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent required; experience in health care preferred.
Minimum Work ExperienceRequires ability to work in the surgical area; physical stamina to stand, walk, move heavy objects and patients; good judgment in recognizing defective equipment. Must be willing to work all shifts in the department and overtime. Must be able to take call and return to the hospital within 30 minutes of being called. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures.
Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Essential Functions
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Maintains supplies, equipment and pharmaceutical par levels and ensures proper functioning and cleanliness of all equipment in the anesthesia areas.Complies with policies and procedures, universal precautions, and CDC guidelines.Stocks equipment properly and dates and signs checklists.Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service; adjusts staffing patterns as needed.Assists with sterile, invasive and noninvasive procedures including, but not limited to, central lines, arterial lines, pacemakers, and intubations.Assists Anesthesiologists and CRNA's in administering medication as ordered and as appropriate.Communicates with purchasing department when new products are to be evaluated or purchased.Orients and provides guidance to new personnel; works well as a team member.Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures, after terminal cleaning and as requested.
Nonessential Functions
Supports the hospital's Christian mission, philosophy, values, and goals.Participates in and supports established Performance Improvement Program.Attends JCAHO required and hospital mandatory inservice programs.Observes hospital dress code and maintains appropriate conduct and appearance.Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding patients, families, physicians and hospital personnel
Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance.Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment.Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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