Anesthesia Technician

 
Position: Anesthesia Technician

Job ID: 154121

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PW OR - ANESTHESIA

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 10:30 pm - 7am

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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved

Summary:

We are searching for a an Anesthesia Technician—someone to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. In this role they contribute to safe and efficient anesthesia care. They provide support to 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

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?

  • flexible to work pavilion L&D/Womens, as well as occasionally the Fertility Center and MRI
  • flexible to work 6 rotating holidays per year, as well as on call for 1 weekend per month (possible 2 until fully staffed)
  • current or recent experience as an anesthesia tech (2yrs)
  • motivated team player 


Responsibilities :

  • Assists anesthesiologist with preparation and placement of neurophysiologic monitors.
  • Assists with intubation
  • Assists with the insertion of IVs and other invasive lines
  • Provides support to the patient care team throughout the case.
  • Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring.
  • Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring.
  • Evaluates, prepares, and sets up equipment needed to perform out of department anesthesia 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 areas with disposable/reusable supplies used by anesthesia.
  • Organizes, cleans and neatly maintains all shelves and drawers where anesthesia supplies are kept
  • Attends institutional and departmental health, safety, and infection control in-services by established deadlines
  • Assists with specific tasks as designated by department leadership


Qualifications:

Skills and Requirements

  • Completion of an anesthesia technician training program approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)
  • 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. 

** (2) years of work experience as an anesthesia technician may substitute for the technical diploma**

 

HIGHLY PREFERRED

  • Certified Anesthesia Tech - American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)


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