DAY SHIFT - 6AM - 2:30PM; NO WEEKENDS
FULL TIME BENEFITED
The role of the Anesthesia Technician is to increase the functionality of the Anesthesia Department by providing direct assistance to the Anesthesia Providers, as well as assuring the availability of supplies and properly operating equipment for the department.
The Anesthesia Technician demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Routine maintenance and basic trouble-shooting of anesthesia equipment.
Provide clinical assistance to Anesthesia Providers, including but not limited to: setting up and assisting with placement of non-invasive/invasive monitors; starting IV's; doing intra-operative blood sample testing; ordering medications; assisting during induction of anesthesia; giving medications as directed by Anesthesia Provider.
Changing anesthetic breathing circuits between cases; setting up age-specific supplies/monitors for cases; restocking/cleaning anesthetic supplies used during cases.
Restock anesthesia carts; order storeroom supplies; order solutions/medications from pharmacy.
Meet with sales representatives for evaluation/integration of new products into department.
Review anesthesia charges for accuracy; assist with orientation of new department employees; attend departmental staff meetings; assist with testing and keep records of departmental staff competencies.
Demonstrate excellent customer service by interacting appropriately with patients/families in all age groups; participate in patient-outcome improvement activities; maintain HIPPA standards.
High School Graduate or equivalent
Some College level science classes preferred
BLS certification; basic heart rhythm class; IV insertion class.
Recent clinical experience as an Anesthesia Tech
Understanding of sterile technique and operating room protocol.
Math skills for equipment size calculation and basic drug/solution volume calculations.
Basic EKG recognition; ability to start IV's.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards
Constant lifting up to 10 lbs.
Constant handing, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of vision.
Frequent lifting up to 100 lbs. or more
Frequent walking, lifting, carrying, stooping, twisting, reaching, and feeling
Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs.
Occasional standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, squatting, tasting, and smelling
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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