PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The purpose of an Anesthesia Technician is to assist the anesthesia providers with procurement, assembly, and maintenance of anesthesia supplies and equipment.
Duty 1: Ability to anticipate the need for supplies and equipment during routine and unanticipated circumstances.
Duty 2: Ability to prioritize physician, staff and patient needs to allow for continuous patient care.
Duty 3: Understanding of patient flow in order to keep cases progressing in a timely fashion.
Duty 4: Demonstrates knowledge of supply needs to prevent over and under stocking of necessary materials.
Duty 5: Able to modify supplies and equipment for the needs of a specific patient requirement
Duty 6: Communicates with other departments to ensure complete anesthesia needs are provided when services are completed outside of the department.
Duty 7: Demonstrates appropriate isolation techniques in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
- High school graduate or GED equivalent
- Ability to communicate well with others
- Ability to act quickly, prioritize, and meet several demands at once
- Basic knowledge of medical terminology and an awareness of anesthesia procedures desirable
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area’s policies and procedures
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate must be able to lift 50 pounds or more. The individual must have excellent eye-hand coordination with the ability to grasp, push and pull, fine finger dexterity and manipulation. The associate must be able to reach work above the shoulders and operate foot controls. This position requires corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The associate must have excellent verbal skills to communicate with patients, physicians, and co-workers.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)