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Anesthesia Technician

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-19839

Position Summary

Full-Time
Day Shift

Integral part of the anesthesia care team. On-site training to provide advanced technical skills in the preparation of all anesthesia equipment and supplies used during surgical and related medical procedures. Support patient care by assisting Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists. Computer ordering of supplies and maintenance of inventory par levels in anesthesia work areas; trouble-shooting anesthesia equipment failures; daily cleaning of the anesthesia equipment and work areas; daily quality control and calibration of anesthesia equipment and processing of patient blood specimens; successful completion of Cell Saver Course to be competent to operate Cell Saver for major surgical cases and participate in cell saver call. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Patient support and assist all Anesthesia personnel in their duties.
  • Understanding of surgical and anesthesia procedures in order to assist CRNAs and Anesthesiologists with set-up of cases and provide back up support during emergency situations.
  • Know and understand aseptic techniques.                            
  • Set up and zero invasive monitoring transducers for arterial and central venous pressure monitoring.
  • Run blood gas, chemistries and other samples on diagnostic lab equipment in the Anesthesia Dept.
  • Run Quality Control checks and/or calibrations on diagnostic equipment.      
  • Check and maintain an adequate number of oxygen and nitrous tanks.
  • Set up and transfer equipment to remote service sites.
  • Set up red carts and OR suites for trauma room set-up.
  • Assist in moving patients on and off OR table and help transport patients to PACU.
  • Handling and transporting of non-narcotic medications for relocation to designated secure storage     location or delivery directly to appropriate licensed anesthesia professional.
  •  After 1 year experience may have the opportunity to set up and run cell saver equipment for processing of salvaged blood for re-transfusion to patient during surgical procedures; solely responsible for guiding anesthesia staff and surgeon in appropriate use of cell saver; Calculating blood loss which guides transfusion. Rotation in cell saver call schedule.
  1. Maintain and replenish Anesthesia carts according to established procedures and instructions.
  • Clean and maintain all equipment related to the Anesthesia Department on a regular schedule.
  • Follow up after completed cases to restock and clean cart for next procedure.
  • Make rounds to check on room stock supply and additional anesthesia practitioner needs.
  • Maintain required stock levels of supplies and medications in central anesthesia supply area.
  • Discard and replace soda lime according to established procedure.
  • Keep workrooms and supply areas clean and neat.
  1. Be familiar with all storage locations, cleaning procedures and correct names of equipment and supplies.
  • Locate and retrieve any anesthesia equipment requested for operating suite.
  • Wash and sterilize re-useable equipment.
  • Have working knowledge of all supplies and equipment appropriate to job description.
  • Comply with precautionary measures and procedures in regard to infectious cases.
  • Assist in trouble-shooting of anesthesia equipment; knowledge of spare equipment to facilitate replacement of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Locate equipment for routine preventive maintenance. Route all malfunctioning equipment through proper channels.
  1. Maintain anesthesia inventory.
  • Maintain inventory par levels of supplies in anesthesia workrooms located in Main OR, Baylis, ECT, IR, SPA and FMS.
  • Computer ordering of all anesthesia supplies via materials management system.
  • Put away inventory received and restock the work areas.

 

  1. Promote efficient functioning of department.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of department.
  • Comply with all of Memorial Medical Center policies.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Follow designated lines of communication and authority in department.
  • Complete assigned tasks within expected amount of time.
  • Manage time effectively, adjusting workload when needed.
  • Completes Annual CBLs.
  • Team player; initiates communication and problem solving with peers; Supports process improvement initiatives within Anesthesia dept, Peri-operative services, and hospital.
  • Responsible for orientation and mentoring of new staff.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Required Experience

Education:

High School graduate.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

BLS certification required, or obtained within 60 days of hire date

Experience:

No related experience required-trained upon hire

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer relation skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal direction.
Springfield, IL

Colleen Corcoran

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