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Anesthesia Technician (Days)

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Title: Anesthesia Technician
The Anesthesia Technician assists the anesthesia team prior to, during, and following patient procedures in various Operating rooms across UW Health. Individuals in this position are proficient in the sterilization, maintenance, packing, and resupplying of the most complex anesthesia supplies and equipment in the operating room, and when available, responds to codes with anesthesia. The Anesthesia Technician checks and supplies anesthesia carts and machines, checks and replaces anesthesia gas tanks, disassembles used anesthesia equipment, disinfects machines and supply carts, replaces used products and prepares transducers for invasive hemodynamic monitoring. This position has significant patient contact while assisting in transport and procedures. This position works collaboratively with Anesthesia, Nursing staff, and off-site resources. In addition, the incumbent assists with the preparation of anesthesia supplies both preoperatively and post operatively by cleaning, maintaining, packaging, ordering, and inventorying of anesthesia supplies.

  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current BLS certification required.
  • Experience: Previous experience in a hospital setting is preferred.

    Essential Functions:

  • Participates as the primary assistant to Anesthesia for procedures in the Operating Room, Cath Lab, and Emergency Department.
  • For first case of the day and subsequent cases, the anesthesia circuit will be changed.
  • Change the soda line canister, according to OEM instructions for use.
  • Prepares anesthesia supplies.
  • Preoperative: Ensure anesthesia carts are supplied and machines are in each room prior to the beginning of the surgery schedule and between procedures. Checks and replaces anesthesia gas tanks as needed.
  • Retrieve special anesthesia supplies that are anticipated and/or requested by the person administering the anesthetic before and during surgery.
  • Prepares complex equipment and supplies for hemodynamic monitoring. This varies based on location and may include peripheral arterial and pulmonary artery catheter transducers, EKG, pulse oximeter, and nerve simulators.
  • Ensures monitoring equipment and supplies are ready.
  • Ensures the anesthesia machine is ready for use including troubleshooting and correcting problems. May perform daily anesthesia equipment inspections including suction, electrical plugs, gas connections, oxygen and nitrous oxide cylinders.
  • May assist in positioning patients for procedures. Intraoperative:
  • Provide and set up disposable materials needed to collect shed blood. Based on location, may set up equipment for delivering salvaged and banked blood products with Cell Saver and Rapid infuser.
  • Aseptically assemble auto transfusion disposables.
  • Assist in dressing and securing IVs and Arterial lines.
  • Assist Anesthesia during intubating and extubating procedures as directed.
  • Restock all used supplies as needed during a surgery.
  • Dispose of contaminated materials and disinfect equipment in accordance with general operating room P&P concerning biohazardous waste.
  • Maintain awareness of physiological parameters and baselines of patients during a surgery. Postoperative: * Clean anesthesia equipment in the Operating Room and outside locations following each procedure.
  • Clean, maintain, and package used anesthesia materials and equipment. * Inventories and orders anesthesia supplies.
  • Run errands as requested by anesthesiologists/CRNAs/charge RN/other team members as appropriate to facilitate the preparation and conduct of anesthesia. Perform additional duties as requested by other team members.
  • Trouble shoot broken equipment and fix as directed by clinical engineering.
  • The above staff member must demonstrate the knowledge and skill levels necessary to provide care, based on defined criteria, that is appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skill level and knowledge needed to provide such care is gained through education, training, and/or experience. When the individual does not meet the standard for a specific competency, he/she will not be allowed to care for the specified populations until retraining has occurred and competency has been demonstrated.

    At Bakersfield Heart Hospital, our patients are family. Healthcare is constantly evolving; our growing organization is devoted to ensuring that each person in our care feels safe. Our world-class team of driven, passionate healthcare professionals are always focused on service excellence and providing top quality care at the bedside. If you share our values, we want to hear from you!
    Competitive Pay. Full Suite of Benefits.
    Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our team members and patients. Therefore, we require that all team members receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October - March each year), etc. as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.
    EducationHigh School (required)
    ExperiencePrevious experience in a hospital setting is preferred. (preferred)
    Licenses & CertificationsBasic Life Support (required)

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Bakersfield , Anesthesia Technician (Days), Professions , Bakersfield, California

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