Education: Graduation from an Anesthesia training program approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) and Current Certification as a Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) or as a Certified Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.TT.) through the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) and a minimum of one (1) year experience as an anesthesia technician or as a medical technician with operating room and logistic experience within the last three (3) years, -OR-
Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an anesthesia technician or as a medical technician with operating room and logistic experience within the last five (5) years, or be a graduate of an ASATT approved two (2) year educational program of study in Anesthesia.
TYPE OF WORK – The duties include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for pre-operative set up of all anesthesia equipment and supplies in both the Surgical Suite and Labor and Delivery. Will clean and replace used material as needed.
Readies operating rooms and appropriate equipment based on the daily schedule.
Responds to the needs of anesthesia providers during surgery. Replaces malfunctioning equipment. Troubleshoots machine malfunctions. Performs routine cleaning and operator maintenance of all anesthesia machines.
Keeps Anesthesia Element Chief apprised of malfunctions. Urgently replaces machines and equipment when necessary.
Cleans and restocks anesthesia machines and equipment carts at the end of the day. Cleans and replaces used equipment.
Maintains appropriate levels of non-controlled drugs as established by anesthesia providers.
Checks drug stock levels daily and orders needed items from the pharmacy. Appropriately identifies and discards outdated drugs by performing checks at least monthly.