Anesthesia Technician

 
Position: Anesthesia Technician

Job ID: 143810

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Anesthesia Main

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 10:30a-7p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Anesthesia Technician Full Time 10:30am-7pm-someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. In this position, you will be responsible to support anesthesia in routine and complex surgical cases, provide service by preparing and maintain patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.

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Responsibilities :

  • Assists anesthesiologist with preparation and placement of neurophysiologic monitors.
  • Assists with induction by connecting patient to monitors, intubation, maintenance of patient’s airway, insertion of IVs and other invasive lines
  • Assists and anticipate needs of anesthesiologist in invasive monitor insertion and procedures such as arterial access, central venous access, fiberoptic intubation and/or difficult airway situations
  • Provides support to the patient care team throughout the case
  • Performs salvaged blood processing per protocol
  • Assists anesthesiologist with volume infusions as directed during intraoperative procedures
  • Responds immediately to OR room calls that require assistance regarding supplies, pharmaceuticals, blood products, forms equipment or other items required during the surgical procedure
  • Stocks the operating rooms, specialty carts, anesthesia carts, equipment rooms and remote anesthesia area with disposable/reusable supplies used by anesthesia
  • Organizes, cleans and neatly maintains all shelves and drawers where anesthesia supplies are kept
  • Provides leadership role through appropriate delegation of patient care activities and technical training to staff and new personnel

 

 



Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of an anesthesia technician training program approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)

                   OR

                   High school diploma or GED

                   Two (2) years of work experience as an anesthesia technician

  • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control
  • Advanced working knowledge of equipment for anesthesia and airway management
  • Knowledge of set-up and calibration of pressure transducer and IV fluids
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to anesthesia procedures effectively anticipating the needs of the anesthesiologist
  • Ability to utilize and trouble shoot problems with equipment used in the administration of anesthesia
  • Ability to set priorities and accept instructions and direction from physicians or other clinical personnel
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with staff in and outside of the department 

The following is preferred: Certification as an Anesthesia Technician (AT) by the ASATT



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