• Title

    Certified Anesthesia Technician – Surgery Main

  • Category

    Technicians

  • Department

    Surgery Main

  • Schedule

    Full Time

  • Shift

    Varies

  • Location

    Eisenhower Health
    Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • This position is responsible for supporting the anesthesiologists for routine and complex surgical cases including general, regional and monitored anesthesia care patients. Assist with invasive and non-invasive monitoring.On-call is a requirement of this position and the post holder will be expected to provide anesthesia technician support at all locations where anesthesia is administered.
  • Reports to
    • Anesthesia Technician Supervisor
  • Supervises
    • None
  • Ages of Patients
    • None
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • None
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Preferred: AS Degree
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Certified Anesthesia Technician obtained within one (1) year of hire; American Heart Association BLS.
    • Experience
      • Required: Minimum two (2) years in the perioperative environment
      • Preferred: Minimum one (1) year as an anesthesia technician
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Assists the anesthesiologists for routine and complex cases
    • Assists in lifting and/or transferring patients from stretcher/bed to OR table and vice versa
    • Assists with the application of non-invasive monitoring equipment, i.e blood pressure cuff, EKG, pulse oximeter
    • Set-up IV and pressure lines for indwelling catheters:
      • arterial
      • central venous
      • pulmonary artery
      • ICP monitor
    • Assists with invasive and non-invasive monitoring. Set up and maintenance of a sterile field for invasive monitoring procedures
    • Equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning and sterilizing, assembling, calibrating and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and recording of inspections and maintenance
    • Operates a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic equipment used to monitor the patient undergoing anesthesia.
    • Demonstrate the ability to set up and calibrate all anesthesia equipment and instrumentation
      • blood pressure monitors
      • blood warmers
      • infusion pumps
      • intra-operative EEG equipment
      • invasive lines utilizing sterile techniques
      • SVO2 Swan
      • transport monitor
      • temperature monitor
      • pressure transducers
      • transesophageal echocardiography
      • precordial stethoscope
      • ECG
      • doppler’s
      • capnograph
      • pulse oximeter
    • Set up equipment, collect and process blood for auto-transfusion
    • Provide assistance to other support staff while recognizing own practice limitations
    • Provide assistance with patient transport and positioning
    • Checks, cleans, and restocks assigned service area storage areas
    • Participates in hospital safety programs
    • Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures
    • Maintains patient and medical staff confidentiality
    • Participates in departmental committees and meetings
    • Any other duties that may be required

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