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Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.
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We are searching for an Anesthesia Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital 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. You’ll also contribute to safe and efficient anesthesia care. Additionally, you’ll provide support to anesthesia in routine and complex surgical cases. You’ll provide service by preparing and maintain patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Performs and/or assists with procedures
Assists anesthesiologist with preparation and placement of neurophysiologic monitors
Assists with induction by connecting patient to monitors
Assists and anticipates needs of anesthesiologist in invasive monitor insertion and procedures such as arterial access, central venous access, fiberoptic intubation and/or difficult airway situations
Prepares and sets up equipment
Prepares age-appropriate anesthesia equipment, monitors, and airway
Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring
Conducts other patient-related procedures
Sets up, maintains and transports specialty devices used in the clinical area
Trouble-shoots and corrects monitoring equipment problems
Responds immediately to OR room calls that require assistance regarding supplies, pharmaceuticals, blood products, forms equipment or other items required during the surgical procedure
Supervises the maintenance of anesthesia equipment
Inventories and stocks anesthesia supplies consistent with departmental demands
Maintains an inventory of properly functioning anesthesia equipment in designated area to track repairs
Stocks the operating rooms, specialty carts, anesthesia carts, equipment rooms and remote anesthesia areas with disposable/reusable supplies used by anesthesia
Provides input for capital budgets when requested by established deadlines
Provides leadership role through appropriate delegation of patient care activities and technical training to staff and new personnel
High school diploma or equivalent
Completion of an anesthesia technician training program approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) (or a high school diploma/equivalent and 2 years of work experience as an anesthesia technician
Certification as an Anesthesia Technician (AT) by the ASATT preferred
Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control
Advanced working knowledge of equipment for anesthesia and airway management and thorough knowledge of set-up and calibration of pressure transducer and IV fluids
Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to anesthesia procedures in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the anesthesiologist
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