Texas Health

  • Anesthesia Technologist

    Job ID
    2018-4589
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Allied Health
    Regular Work Hours
    FT
    Location
    US-TX-Rockwall
  • Overview

    The Anesthesia Tech is an integral membner of the patient care team.  The Anesthia Tech under general supervision of OR Manager, sets up equipment, instruments, drugs and supplies for anesthesia procedures. Cleans anesthesia equipment and work area. Stocks anesthesia supplies in Operating Rooms and satellite anesthesia areas such as Endoscopy, Labor & Delivery, and Radiology.  The ideal candidate is someone who is able to maintain effective communication with patients, staff and physicians; and ensure appropriate protocols with procedures and customer satisfaction.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Assists the licensed anesthesia providers in various settings with routine to complex procerdures
    • Provides support for surgical cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia 
    • Cleans, sterilizes, disinfects, stocks, orders and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies
    • Prepares and calibrates equipment and verifies proper working order of equipment prior to procedures.
    • Prepares anesthesia carts and equipment set up prior to anesthesia procedures, prepare IV solution and lines, arterial line, and CVP.
    • Check equipment to ensure working order and report any issues to Biomedical Engineering.
    • Completes complex troubleshooting of anesthesia equipment, ventilators, and instrumentation.
    • Responsible for ordering and maintaining adequate par levels of all supplies.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • One year of related experience, prefer hospital experience
    • Certification preferred (Cer. A.T. or Cer. A.T.T.)
    • Knowledge of: 
      • Purpose, use and care of physiological monitors relating to the administration of anesthesia 
      • Ethical and legal issues and responsibilities
      • Biologic hazards, infection control, and standard precautions
      • Fire, electrical, laser and explosion hazards in the operating room and other anesthesia related areas
      • Storage, use and safe handling of bulk and cylinder gases 
      • Structure, function and care of all components of anesthesia delivery systems 
      • Sterile technique and the principals of aseptic practice 
      • Usage of common anesthetic gases 
      • Type and indications for local, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), regional and general anesthesia 
      • Principles of purchasing and supply levels 
      • Communication skills

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