Anesthesia Technician, Surgery Services 1.0 SAH (21993)
Franciscan Health Systems - Gig Harbor, WA

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Job Summary: As a member of the anesthesia patient care team, and under the direction of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or RN, responsible for assisting the Anesthesiologist with all anesthesia procedures by: expediting patient flow through the perioperative area, maintaining patient safety, and developing and maintaining external (patient, surgeon) and internal (Anesthesiologist, staff) customer satisfaction. Assists in the acquisition, preparation and application of equipment and supplies required before, during and after the administration of anesthesia using Standard Precautions, and applying infection control principles in a correct and consistent manner. Operates a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used to monitor patients. Work includes: performing inspection/maintenance of inventories and service records; calibrating and verifying the functionality of anesthesia machines and monitoring devices; performing some point-of-contact clinical laboratory services; and keeping records of results as defined by regulatory standards.

Incumbents are required to strive to achieve customer satisfaction by presenting oneself in a courteous, professional manner while providing efficient services for both internal (anesthesiologists, nurses, staff) and external clients (patients, families, physicians) clients. Incumbents are also required to work independently in all areas where anesthesia is delivered and participate in "call" rotation for nights, weekends and holidays and must participate in call schedule within nine months of hire date. Esssential Duties: Arranges and prioritizes work assignments based on scheduled staffing levels and patient/physician requirements. Determines supply and equipment needs for scheduled procedures.

Assists with patient flow in perioperative area including transporting patients in and out of the surgical suite, maintaining accountability for specific patients and surgical suites, and assisting other Anesthesia Technicians in providing service to patients. Prepares patient for insertion of invasive lines. Sets up necessary procedure tables with aseptic technique. Sets up, calibrates and verifies function of anesthesia machines, invasive/non-invasive blood pressure monitors, and ETCO2 and SPO2 monitors.

Initiates monitoring of patients by attaching EKG electrodes connecting invasive/noninvasive blood pressure monitors, as well as pulse oximetry and ETCO2. Under the direction of the anesthesia provider and/or RN, assists with preparing/positioning of patients. Maintains department equipment by evaluating performance and inspecting for defects. Troubleshoots anesthesia equipment malfunctions, routing non-functional equipment to the proper department for repair.

Disassembles, decontaminates, and prepares anesthetic and monitoring equipment and accessories including ventilator components, tubes, nasal air ways, suction catheters, stethoscopes, face masks, breathing circuits and anesthesia bags using Standard Precautions, and applying infection control principles in a correct and consistent manner. Assists with non-invasive and invasive patient procedures, using aseptic or sterile technique, including peripheral and/or central intravenous and/or, radial arterial line placement and swan ganz insertions; airway management techniques including mask, endotracheal and/or emergency methods and regional anesthesia techniques. Connects and operates invasive hemodynamic monitoring equipment (e.g. arterial pressure monitors) anesthesia machines, ventilators, intubation bronchoscopes and ultrasonic scanning devices under the direction of the licensed anesthesia provider.

QualificationsEducation: High School diploma or equivalent and medical or science based secondary education required. Three (3) years of applicable experience in the medical field preferred. Graduation from an accredited program required in one of the following disciplines: LPN, EMT, Paramedic, RT, or Anesthesia Technology. Anesthesia Technology Program preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of applicable experience in the medical field preferred. License/Certification: Certification as an Anesthesia Technician through the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) Certification preferred. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS) required. Health Care Assistant Certification with Washington State (A & B) tied to the FHS facility employed within 3 months of hire required.

Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community. Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. Job Patient Care Support Primary Location WA-Gig Harbor-St. Anthony Hospital * Shift Full Time * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80 * Weekends Required Occasional * Status Full Time

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