Assists licensed anesthesia providers with patient care and equipment maintenance for routine and complex Cardiovascular/Transplant cases.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cleans and sets up anesthesia equipment Assists anesthesia providers with patient assessment, monitoring, transporting, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines, and airway management Maintains equipment and troubleshoots malfunctions Ensures necessary equipment and supply inventory remain in stock Assists with schedule preparations, which includes emergent and urgent surgical procedures involving anesthesia within all departments including Cath/IR labs. Provides routine and emergency services for anesthesiologists Under the direction of the Anesthesiologist or CRNA assists anesthesia professional staff as requested: Assists in preparation and draping of patient for invasive monitoring/ procedures by licensed anesthesia providers. Assists and anticipates needs of licensed anesthesia providers in invasive monitor insertion and procedures such as pulmonary artery catheter, central venous access, regional anesthesia, fiber optic intubation and is familiar with the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm. Anticipates need for invasive monitoring according to daily OR/Cath/IR schedule. Aids in preparation of patients for routine cases including but not limited to placement of BP cuff, ECG leads, Pulse Oximeter, positioning. Sets up OR/Cath/IR for cases which may include the following: Preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment, IV solution and tubing set-up and set up of IV warming devices. Participates in the process for blood component verification as needed. Makes available, assembles, and assists with operation of specialized equipment such as humidification units; fiber optic endoscopic equipment; rapid infusion devices/blood warmers; patient warming devices; neuromuscular devices; infusion pumps and syringes. Maintains and organizes the anesthesia environment, equipment, supplies and personnel to facilitate department functions. Maintains the availability of necessary equipment in each operating room. Participates in room turnovers to ensure efficient flow of cases. Provides peri-operative technical support to the anesthesia professional staff for delivery of patient care Demonstrates detailed technical knowledge and troubleshooting ability for anesthesia delivery system, scavenger system, gas analyzer, EKG, pulse oximeter and any other anesthesia related equipment. Responds to and investigates all anesthesia machine alarms. Ensures preventative maintenance is completed as required. Reports malfunctioning equipment and follows through to ensure replacement Inventories, orders and maintains departmental supply stock consistent with departmental demand. Cognizant of where supplies are kept and is able to obtain or stock them accordingly. Maintains the sterile supplies and medications within the expiration date. Ensures medications are secured at all times. Properly disposes of used medications. Monitors refrigerators utilized for stock of medications Promotes a safe environment. Performs appropriate action in emergency situations. Exhibits awareness and control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and employees. Identifies and reports environmental concerns to the management team. Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and facility policy and procedures evidenced by maintaining appropriate documentation as required. Rounds in the department to ensure all standards are being maintained. Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations. Strictly adheres to all infection control practices Provides training and orientation to staff and new personnel for both routine and complex cases. Assists in development of training programs for new anesthesia techs and for ongoing education. Maintains competency by attending departmental in-service training. Performs other duties as assigned
What You Will Need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the health care industry Knowledge and basic skills related to aseptic/ sterile technique and sterility of supplies Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Two years experience as an anesthesia tech
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Experience working in the clinical setting related to area of speciality High school diploma or GED
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED: N/A
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None
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Establishes and maintains a history of regular attendance; makes appropriate use of PDO and observes department call-in procedures for absence; establishes and maintains punctual work habits. Exhibits timely arrival and departure and dependable time habits including meal and other breaks.
Attends and participates in mandatory facility-wide and department training/meetings as required (including but not limited to: ALN, safety training, etc.). Is able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of fire, safety, security, and disaster procedure regulations as presented in orientation, outlined in the safety manual, and as pertains to each work area.
Required to respond to emergency situations (i.e. disasters, hurricanes, etc.) by reporting to department and staying until the crisis is over or your position is covered by incoming personnel. This is a mandatory requirement. Refusal to respond may result in termination.
Contributes to the successful achievement of department-stated goals and objectives and will facilitate staff cohesiveness and communication.
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