Anesthesia Technician

Winchester Hospital Burlington , MA 01803

Posted 7 months ago

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Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief Anesthesia Technician, assists the Anesthesiologists' and CRNAs' with technical preparation for inducing anesthesia, intubation, and airway management. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment used for administration of anesthesia and other related procedures

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Sets-up operating room with required equipment and supplies according to the type of cases and ages of the patients. Consults with Anesthesiologist or CRNA for specific setup needs as necessary or requested.. Locations include but not limited to Operating Rooms, Radiology, Litho, EP, Radiation Therapy and Endoscopy.

  • Prepares care for the patient by the following:

  • Assists anesthesiologists with line placements including central lines, following sterile technique. Calibrates equipment as required i.e. Transducers and SVO2 Catheters.

  • Assists Anesthesiologists and CRNAs with airway management, including set up for airway care, set up of fiberoptic scope, set up of atomizer and topical solutions for awake intubation, assists with cricoid pressure during rapid sequence.

  • Tests, sets-up, maintains sterile technique and processes autologous blood products for re-infusion. Package, label and report to Anesthesiologist the volume, estimated blood loss (EBL) and returned processed unit volume.

  • Set up and prepare Anesthesia machines for latex and malignant hyperthermia cases.

  • Assists Anesthesiologist by the following:

  • Sets up IV solutions, equipment, cardiac monitors and anesthesia machines. Changes tanks on machines and soda line canisters as needed.

  • Responsible for cleaning anesthesia machines as well as other anesthesia equipment, after each case. Removes any empty or unused vials, syringes, or medication bags (Exception: Federal DEA Schedule V and higher medications) and disposes them in appropriate receptacles after each case.

  • Takes appropriate used equipment parts to C.S.S. for processing and sterilization.

  • Follows established protocols and uses proper sterile technique in the procedure room environment.

  • Orders tanks of gases or other anesthesia supplies as necessary, brings low stock items to the supervisors attention.

  • Supplies and exchanges vaporizers as requested by the Anesthesiologist or CRNA.

  • Maintain appropriately stocked red carts prior to OR entry

  • Organizational Requirements:

  • Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality Policy.

  • Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.

  • Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

  • Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Prepares care for the patient by the following:Assists anesthesiologists with line placements including central lines, following sterile technique. Calibrates equipment as required i.e. Transducers and SVO2 Catheters.

  • Assists Anesthesiologists and CRNAs with airway management, including set up for airway care, set up of fiberoptic scope, set up of atomizer and topical solutions for awake intubation, assists with cricoid pressure during rapid sequence.

  • Tests, sets-up, maintains sterile technique and processes autologous blood products for re-infusion. Package, label and report to Anesthesiologist the volume, estimated blood loss (EBL) and returned processed unit volume.

  • Set up and prepare Anesthesia machines for latex and malignant hyperthermia cases.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent.

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Shift

Multiple Shifts

About Us

The Lahey Model of Careright care, right time, right placeis exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


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