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Job Post Date: 04/05/2019
Category: Technical
Req #: 10667
Department: Operating Room
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day
Hours: 6A-2P
Job Details: Associate's Degree

Position Summary



Reporting directly to the OR Nurse Manager, the Anesthesia Technologist support anesthesiologists, CRNA's, nurses and other members of the anesthesia care team.  Their main duty is maintaining anesthesia equipment. Anesthesia Technologist clean, sterilizes, test, calibrate and troubleshoot anesthesia equipment, as well as maintains records of equipment inspections. Duties include transporting patients to surgery. This individual is also responsible for the supply and processing needs of the Anesthesia Department and assists in the preparation of the Operating Rooms with necessary equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. This person works collaboratively with the Biomedical Engineering and Respiratory Therapy Departments and is an integral member of the Operating Room team with a commitment to efficiency and to providing safe, high quality care to the surgical patients. He or she performs other responsibilities as requested by the Nurse Manager, RN designee, or Director of Anesthesia or his designee.




Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

1.        Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

2.        Orders supplies for Anesthesia Department (storeroom items, direct purchases, pharmaceuticals).

3.        Restocks all ORs and L&D rooms with anesthesia equipment and supplies.

4.        Cleans anesthesia machines and carts on a regular or as-needed basis.

5.        Inventories medications on carts and in Anesthesia office, checks expiration dates, and removes and replaces outdated items.

6.        Processes laryngoscopes and bronchoscopes, cleans LMAs and transports to Central Supply for sterilization.

7.        Restocks anesthesia supply room and maintains in an orderly environment.

8.        Oversees and documents scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs of anesthesia equipment.

9.        Transports nitrous oxide and oxygen tanks from Receiving Department.

10.     Transports blood specimens to Laboratory and blood products from Blood Bank to OR.

11.     Checks ORs between cases and resupplies missing items (IV poles, ether screen holders, suction, arm boards and straps, warming blankets and machines, appropriate furniture, etc).

12.     Stocks and organizes OR holding area.

13.     Assists Nursing Staff with picking next day's cases, moving equipment and answering phones (3-11PM only).

14.     Transports tissue and culture specimens to Pathology and Microbiology (3-11PM only).

15.     Utilizes current WPHC Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

16.     Responds appropriately in emergency situations.

17.     Identifies malfunctioning equipment and returns to appropriate department.

18.     Demonstrates a consistent level of performance.

19.     Adheres to WPH policies and procedures including dress code, code of conduct, customer service, attendance and submission of annual physical.

20.     Performs all other related duties as assigned.





 Education & Experience Requirements                                                                                                                                                                   


    Completion of a postsecondary certificate, diploma or associate's degree is required

Certification from an approved Anesthesia Technologist program – Cer.A.T.T. required.

    Experience preferred.

 Core Competencies                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Acts in a professional capacity and serve as a role model. Retains composure under stress 100% of the time.

 Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment                                                                                                                      


·         May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

·         Must be physically able to frequently transport more than 50 lbs and lift patients of all weights with a minimum of one (1) assist or assistive device; perform difficult manipulative, arm hand steadiness and hand eye coordination skills; walk and stand for a minimum of 3 hours at a time.  Must be physically able to meet all regulatory requirements 100% of the time.

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