TECH, ANESTHESIA II ( Job Number: 169849 )
Kaiser Permanente - Clackamas, OR

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Participates w/ the Health Care Team in delivering quality health care to patients in a manner which reflects KP's mission, vision, & values while supporting the LMP principles & practice. Participates in creating a high-performance culture based on a joint decision making process. Provides support & assistance to the patient & Health Care team to promote population-based care, continuity of care, customer satisfaction, & self-care. Demonstrates strong interpersonal & communication skills. Assumes timely duties in assisting anesthesia providers by performing specific responsibilities as they relate to preparation & maintenance of equipment & supplies needed for the delivery of anesthesia care thus permitting more time for the anesthesia provider to be directly involved in patient care.

Essential Functions:
Self-motivated, seeks supervision/consultation or refers to another resource when unable to perform safely, effectively or w/in role
• Assist w/, set-up, & operate rapid infuser
• Demonstrates positive interaction w/ the public, employees, supervisors & clinicians/providers
• Handles patient & employee info w/ approp sensitivity & safeguarding to ensure confidentiality & right to privacy; uphold HIPPA standards
• Uses effective communication skills to minimize conflict and/or address difficult situations
• Consistently demonstrates & incorporates principles of safety & infection control into daily activities as outlined in organization policies/procedures
• Actively participates in safety & infection control program & activities
• Demonstrates reliability & excellent attendance
• Monitors & takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences
• Restricts personal business to non-patient care areas during break times
• Responds to OR/PACU/SPU Code 99
• Monitors & maintains anesthesia machines & related equipment
• Assemble & organize equipment as needed by the anesthesia staff provider
• Maintain adequate workroom & anesthesia machine supply
• Keep the anesthesia workroom neat, clean, & orderly
• Decontaminate & clean supplies & equipment according to pre-established routines
• Performs routine preventive maintenance checks on all equipment, respirators, laryngoscopes, & blood pressure cuffs
• Handles & disposes of contaminated equipment following established protocols
• Checks soda lime canisters daily & changes soda lime as necessary
• Tags & processes any equipment needing repairs
• Researches, establishes, & maintains inventory of special supplies
• Performs & records Nitrous testing on all anesthesia machines
• Check & replace O2 tanks, Nitrous tanks & air tanks
• Perform V I-STAT or similar equipment & Glucometer calibrations as needed by site
• Perform tasks as requested by anesthesia on I-Stat, Glucometer
• Assists w/ regional blocks & lines as requested
• Set up & operate rapid infusor
• Wipes down anesthesia equipment, BP cuff, leads, etc. at turnover of each case
• Participates in continuing education
• Promotes age specific & culturally sensitive care across the surgical continuum providing customer satisfaction
• Supports & participates in the orientation experience of new employees & students
• Completes special projects & assignments
• Assist anesthesia personnel in set-up of arterial or central lines
• Assist in set-up & operate cell saver devices
• Performs daily QI on all machines related to anesthesia & result reporting
• Knowledge of hospital & clinic settings w/ OR knowledge preferred
• This job description is not all encompassing
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician
• High school graduate
• BLS Certification
• ASATT Certification
• Able to cover call and/or work weekend shifts
• Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology
• Basic hygiene concepts
• Good body mechanics and safe lifting techniques
• Independent worker able to prioritize activities and work quickly, self-motivated
• Knowledge and understanding of sterile technique
• Good listening skills
Preferred Qualifications:
Two (2) to three (3) years of anesthesia technician experience, preferred
Salary Range: 20.68 - 25.25

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