Anesthesia Technician

Cleveland Clinic Akron , OH 44301

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary:

Job Profile Summary

The Anesthesia Technician will work under the supervision of licensed anesthesia providers as an integral member of the anesthesia care team. The technician will assist anesthesia providers and CRNAs to contribute to safe, efficient, and cost-effective anesthesia care in preparation for routine and complex surgical procedures by preparing and maintaining supplies, patient monitoring devices, and anesthesia delivery systems perioperatively.
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM vary start vary days, plus on call hours

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain adequate supply of all stock items in work room and keeps the work room clean and in an orderly condition as well as multiple areas of the hospital.

  • Appropriately stocks the anesthesia supplies in the OR carts, electrophysiology lab (EP), neuro interventional lab (NIL), MRI, and endoscopy with the required supplies as outlined on the anesthesia stock par list.

  • Competent on administering Point Of Care testing during requested surgical cases, as well as take home pager call (24/7) to administer Point Of Care testing at all times if needed.

  • Determine the ordering status of supplies if bins are below par and discuss issues with materials management.

  • Competent on maintaining and operating the cell saver during requested surgical cases, as well as take home pager call (24/7) to administer cell saver at all times if needed.

  • Follow the direction of Anesthesiologists and CRNA's.

  • Respond immediately to operating room calls that request assistance regarding anesthesia supplies, pharmaceuticals, blood products, forms, equipment or other items required during the surgical procedure.

  • Cleans, disinfects, and returns to sterile processing reusable equipment and instrumentation.

  • Cleans transesophageal echocardiography probe with high level disinfectant machine, which includes pager call to clean the probe on a weeknight/weekend if needed.

  • Adhere to safety policies & procedures.

  • Understand the setup, operation, and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitor, and ancillary devices (i.e. ultrasounds)

  • Assist anesthesiologists with procedures.

  • Disassemble, decontaminate and sterilize anesthesia equipment and supplies. Report equipment problems to Biomedical engineering.

  • Maintains equipment by preparing, testing, and setting up a variety of anesthetic equipment for surgical use; troubleshooting equipment for problems or repairs; performing preventative maintenance and routine cleaning.

  • Retrieves, carries, and appropriately distributes necessary medications to the anesthesiologist or CRNA for the preparation or care of a patient for anesthesia.

  • Communicates directly with multiple departments including bio-medical, sterile procedure, infection control.

  • Responsible for documenting and staying up to date with policies and procedures.

  • Maintains specialty carts including MH cart, MRI cart and all airway carts.

  • Complete monthly outdate checks in workroom, OR carts and machines, Endo, OB, EP, and MRI.

  • Anesthesia Technicians will additionally draw up and administer medications under direction of a physician.

  • Call is required for POCT, cell saver after hours, weekends and holidays.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.

  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Certifications:

  • None required

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Anesthesia technician or related anesthesia experience is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended periods walking (estimated three-four miles per day), standing, lifting and carrying equipment (usually not over 20 lbs.).

  • Capable of pushing and maneuvering equipment weighing up to 150 pounds. May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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