Performs duties under the supervision of licensed anesthesia care physicians. Assists the licensed anesthesia physician in the clinical setting. Demonstrates practical knowledge and expertise in all general areas of anesthesia. Maintains and organizes the anesthesia environment, equipment, supplies and personnel to facilitate department functions. Ensures department compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements related to anesthesia care. Oversees and maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems,monitors and ancillary devices.*
Maintains sterile supplies within the expiration date and ensures sufficient inventory of all equipment and supplies.*
Works with Supply Chain Management on cost-saving initiatives.
Demonstrates an understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies to anesthesia care.*
Maintains working knowledge of each Anesthesia case requirements and continually updates and provides information for staff.■Ensures that equipment and monitors are in working order and are properly connected.■Identifies type and indications for local, monitored anesthesia care (MAC), regional and general anesthesia.■Maintains sufficient inventory of all equipment and supplies.■General understanding and recognition of basic EKG and vital sign changes and reports abnormalities to the physician.■Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of TJC, OSHA and Hazmat guidelines.■Prepares Anesthesia supplies, equipment and invasive lines for each surgical procedure per individual Ensures anesthesia delivery systems are properly functioning before each procedure (e.g. Ultrasound equipment)■Prioritizes needs with other ancillary staff while assisting with room turnovers and patient throughput.■Understands and demonstrates aseptic technique when setting up supplies and sterile field for invasive procedures.■Assists anesthesia physician with patient care, including: patient transport, patient positioning, application of anesthesia monitoring devices.■Prepares properly for various types of intubation: Endotracheal Intubation, Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA), video laryngoscope, fiberoptic scope, and difficult intubation cart.■Provides assistance on block procedures as needed.■Demonstrates competency in operation and troubleshooting of all anesthesia related equipment.■Identifies and prioritizes anesthesia needs in emergent situations.
Anesthesiologist.■Consults with anesthesia physician to ensure all supplies and equipment needed for procedures are available and in working order. Maintains competency for operation of anesthesia related equipment.■Adheres to scope of practice while providing patient care.■Knowledgeable of guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all regulatory organizations.■Notifies anesthesiologist of suspected or actual defects in equipment and reports it to proper person for required maintenance.■Cleans equipment, reusable items and machines daily and between surgical procedures according to protocol as necessary.■Identifies fire, electrical, laser and explosive hazards.■Uses resources in a cost effective manner.■Maintains a neat and orderly work area.■Adapts to a changing work assignment as necessary.■Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Previous healthcare related experience Basic computer skills required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Previous Anesthesia Technician experience, preferred
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Graduate of an ASATT approved program preferred
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
Organization: AdventHealth Avista
Shift: 1 - Day
Req ID: 23026862
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.
Job Schedule: 100 HEALTH PARK DR
Pay Range: $17.43 - $27.67
Location: Louisville, CO
Job ID: 23026862
Job Family: Surgery
Shift: 1 - Day