Anesthesia Technician - Pediatric Anesthesiology
Surgical Services - TCH
Shift: Full-Time - 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Under general supervision, performs maintenance and distribution of anesthesia equipment and supplies as requested by the anesthesiologist, anesthetist and other support staff in the operating rooms.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Responsible for the daily inspection of anesthesia machines and equipment and devices to ensure cleanliness and operational readiness (i.e. fiberoptic bronchoscope, fluid warmers, anesthetic gas machine).
Responsible for decontamination of anesthesia machines and sterilization of equipment and devices. Assembles anesthesia equipment and sets up machines according to established protocol and age appropriate criteria on scheduled cases.
Assures OR is cleaned and stocked for use.
Orders and stocks anesthesia medications and supplies; maintain adequate records of receipt and issuance of supplies and equipment.
Reviews stored medications and ensures expired medications are properly discarded.
Maintains adequate level of anesthesia gas; store and distribute cylinders.
Provides charged transport monitors for all patients.
Observes and reports equipment malfunctions or unsafe environment.
Duties may vary based on assigned area and may include patient transport, assistance with difficult intubations and input on process improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned
Experience: Six (6) months experience in surgical setting, medical supply or equipment inventory OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: BLS (American Heart Association) upon hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of anesthesia methods and procedures in the operating room as it relates to supplies and equipment. Knowledge of basic inventory control. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain a good working relationship with coworkers and staff.
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