Manager, Anesthesia Tech / 40 Hours / Day / OR

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Oversees the technical operation of the Anesthesia Technician service, including training and the supervision of Anesthesia Technicians. Assures the quality of service and monitoring for patients undergoing anesthesia in all anesthetizing locations throughout the hospital.

Maintains, services, sets up, tests, and troubleshoots equipment. Also provides technical assistance to the Anesthesia staff in the care of patients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Direct management of the day and evening shift Lead Anesthesia Technicians with overall responsibility for 24 FTE's. Fosters a collaborative and proactive team focused on delivering the highest level of customer service 24/7/365 which ensures all departmental needs are met.
2.Interviews, oversees orientation, appraises performance and disciplines personnel. Directs the activities of staff and assigns weekly schedules, including the daily work assignments, overtime, holiday, vacation, and sick time.
3.Holds regular staff meetings and ensures timely and accurate communication of information.
4.Ensures appropriate technical coverage for all anesthetizing locations in the hospital. Prioritizes coverage as necessary and assigns priorities according to professional staff needs and workload.
5.Responsible for development of training and continuing education programs for Anesthesia Technicians and trainees. This is done in conjunction with clinical leadership in the Department of Anesthesia.
6.Acts as a liaison to clinical support departments to ensure that all Anesthesia clinical needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner.
7.Interacts with OR Materials Management on the introduction and evaluation of new products and assists in coordination of evaluation of new technology.
8.Prepares departmental procedural protocols, ensuring that protocols are followed by the technical staff and are in line with the needs of the professional staff and other hospital and Infection Control policies.
9.In conjunction with Anesthesia Clinical leadership, develops and monitors quality and quantity standards for the technical staff.
10. Resolves operational problems with appropriate inter- and intra- departmental personnel.
11. Assists the anesthesia staff in the set up and initialization of hemodynamic monitoring equipment.
12. Assists anesthesiologists in care of patients before, during, and immediately after anesthesia which involves the following: Transfer of patients from stretchers to operating table; Attachment of vital signs and monitoring equipment; Positioning and hold patients for procedures, i.e. spinal, epidurals; Assist in endotracheal intubations by preparing and holding equipment; Assist in transfer from Operating Room to the PACU.
13. Conducts performance tests, performs calibration and first level repairs (i.e. battery changes, cable swapping, monitor checks) of anesthesia equipment.
14. Prepares blood pressure transducers. Calibrates them to the appropriate machine. Sets up IV solutions and IV infusions.
15. Sets up equipment for use in the work area such as, but not limited to, connecting input and output hoses, bronchoscopes, and assembling breathing circuits. Delivers required anesthesia equipment as needed.
16. Responsible for proper control of records and inventories. Troubleshoots and coordinates equipment repairs. Maintains knowledge of vendor product upgrades.

  • Assist the Clinical Engineering group with various projects, including machine modification and data accumulation.

  • Ensures efficient application of Anesthesia technical human resources to optimize value for patients.

  • Assumes other related duties as needed.

Associates degree in Science or equivalent in education. In lieu of formal education, minimum of five years experience with equipment calibration, first level repairs, and testing and troubleshooting of anesthesia equipment may be considered.

Preference for ASATT certified Anesthesia Technician/Technologist with well-rounded technical and operations experience.

Prior supervisory and team building experience required (within an Operating Room setting is preferred).

BCLS preferred, but training will be provided. Successful completion within the first 90 days of employment required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Ability to delegate responsibility. Ability to establish priorities for job responsibilities.

Ability to follow detailed instructions.

Knowledge of physical and mathematical principles.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Good manual dexterity and ability to use common hand tools. Excellent visual acuity.

Ability to think quickly and use sound judgment. High initiative, self-starter, and team-oriented focus.

Ability to work independently and with personnel from multiple departments, at all levels, to resolve business issues.

Ability to work well under extreme pressure and stress.

Ability to remain on feet up to 80% of work time, lift and carry loads weighing up to 25 pounds, and push rolling equipment weighing several hundred pounds.

Ability to work in a hospital environment and deal closely and effectively with a variety of professional staff (physicians and nurses) up to 100% of work time. Experience with working in OR environment 100% of work time, including knowledge of appropriate conduct in an OR and familiarity with aseptic techniques.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/JOB CONDITIONS

High stress working conditions due to OR environment which may include the following: tight schedules, emergency surgery, and the critical nature of care required. Exposure to blood and secretions on contaminated equipment.

Exposure to used hypodermic and spinal needles. Exposure to patients with undiagnosed disease. Exposure to narcotics and other addictive drugs.



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