Anesthesia Technician Assistant, First Shift, AFSCME

Job Description

Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Department: Anesthesia
Hours: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Weekly
Shift : First Shift/ 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Anesthesia Technician Assistant, First Shift, Anesthesia Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Anesthesia Technician Assistant for the anesthesia department for third shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Anesthesia Technician Assistant assists the licensed anesthesia providers in clinical settings such as the Operating Room (OR), Obstetrics Suite (OB), Interventional and/or Diagnostic Radiology, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cath Lab, Emergency Room (ER), Endoscopy, Dental suites, Ambulatory Surgery suites, animal and research laboratories, in-house Rapid Response and code situations.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Will perform the set-ups, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors, and ancillary devices.
  • The anesthesia technicians will maintain a sufficient inventory of all equipment and supplies in carts and workroom.
  • Will perform duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or CRNA.
  • Will provide support for route surgical cases by 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.
  • Will perform speed and timeliness in all duties particularly in preparation for emergencies and traumas.
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement and Risk Management activities.
  • 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, fiberoptic intubation and is familiar with the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm.
  • Aids in preparation of patients for major invasive monitoring and/or complex cases including but not limited to placement of BP cuff, ECG leads and pulse oximeter.
  • Sets up OR for cases which may include the following preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment, IV solution and tubing set-up of IV warming devices.
  • Will assist licensed anesthesia providers with volume infusions as directed during intraoperative volume resuscitation.
  • Will prepare and assemble transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive pressure monitoring as necessary of requested.
  • Assembles and assists with operation of specialized equipment such as humidification units; fiberoptic endoscopic equipment, rapid infusion devices/blood warmers, patient warming devices, neuromuscular devices, infusion pumps and syringes.
  • Will perform detailed technical knowledge and troubleshooting ability for anesthesia delivery system, scavenger system, gas analyzer, EKG, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion devices.


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 6 months of health care experience required. Basic knowledge of anesthesia gas machine.

Join our team as an Anesthesia Technician Assistant in our anesthesia department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.