Anesthesia Technician

 
Position: Anesthesia Technician

Job ID: 155336

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Anesthesia Main

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3p-1130pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

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.   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 (3pm - 1130) —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 all areas of Main Campus OR, Pedi Radiology and GI Procedures Suites
• flexible to work 6 rotating holidays per year, as well as call and weekend duties
• 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 experience working as an Anesthesia Tech**


HIGHLY PREFERRED


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

 



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