Anesthesia Technician

 
Position: Anesthesia Technician

Job ID: 135286

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PW OR - ANESTHESIA

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 11p -7a

About Texas Children's Hospital

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.   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 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.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • 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

 

 



Qualifications:

  • 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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