Anesthesia Technician, OR

Job Description

The Anesthesia Technician, under general supervision, maintains/services anesthesia equipment and maintains supply inventory. The Anesthesia Technician provides assistance to Anesthesia Providers with supplies set-up.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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. � Operations - 55% Responsible for maintenance of anesthesia equipment, to include but not limit to: anesthesia machine, monitoring equipment, blood/fluid warmers, anesthesia cart Assist with anesthesia supplies set-up for beginning of the day and between cases Assist with monitoring lines supplies set-up Assist with regional block supplies set-up Clean and disinfect/sterilize appropriate anesthesia scopes and/or reusable equipment Maintains and stocks anesthesia supply inventory Restocks anesthesia carts between cases and end of shift Observe environmental safety and infection control procedures as outlined in departmental and hospital policies Perform related duties based on department need � Customer Service - 20% Maintains collaborative relationship with anesthesia providers Acts as a team player with surgical team Maintains collaborative relationship with other departments, i.e. Materials Management, Sterile Processing � Patient Safety - 20% Assists with patient care during regional block insertion, monitoring lines and general anesthesia induction under the direction of the anesthesia provider and/or RN Communicates patient needs to appropriate health care provider Assists surgical team and anesthesia provides with maintenance of sterile surgical fields Utilizes sterile technique when appropriate | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 100% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 100% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 100% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 100% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 100% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 10% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 40% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 10% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 40% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 100% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 60% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 10% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 15% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 15% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 60% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 10% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 15% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 15% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 100% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 70% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 85% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 100% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 100%

Qualifications

High school diploma . Preferred: Healthcare training/education | Prefer certification as Anesthesia Technician | 1 year Anesthesia Technician experience; will accept 3 healthcare background, i.e., Patient Care Assistant