Job Description

Job Title: Anesthesia Technician
Job ID: 728122
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7a-3:30p, 2p-10:30p | Every 7th or 8th Wknd Call
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: Anesthesiology
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

Performs a variety of duties related to and involving the processing and preparing of room, equipment and supplies for the patients undergoing anesthetic procedures.


Responsibilities:
  • Assist with offsite anesthesia cases.
  • Assist with the pre, intra and post-operative placement of invasive monitoring lines, such as arterial, venous, and PA catheters.
  • Assist with difficult airway management.
  • Assists in the delivery of blood samples to the lab and retrieval of blood products.
  • Does Point of Care (POC) diagnostic laboratory assays/testing procedures, after an initial approved competency has been completed.
  • Efficiently transports gas machines and other anesthesia equipment and supplies to and from outside of Operating Room off-site locations.
  • Assists with lines and specialty room set-ups.
  • Effectively communicate with anesthesia and operating room staff to assure daily operating room assignments are prioritized at the start of each shift.
    • Remains accessible in operating rooms at all times.
    • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of all stock items in work room and keeps the work room clean and in an orderly condition.
    • Retrieve and appropriately distributes the equipment necessary to prepare a patient for anesthesia.
      • This includes specialty equipment for invasive lines and monitoring, difficult airway, and pediatric procedures.
  • 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.
  • Maintains anesthesia supplies and drugs by establishing inventory levels; requisitioning supplies and drugs; restocking supply and drug inventories
  • Participate in turning over rooms assuring minimal downtime between cases.
  • Disassemble, decontaminate and sterilize anesthesia equipment and supplies.
    • Report equipment problems to Chief Anesthesia Technician.
  • Retrieves, carries, and appropriately distributes necessary medications to the Anesthesiologist, CRNA, or PA for the preparation or care of a patient for anesthesia.
    • Appropriately stocks the carts and surgical suites with the required supplies as outlined on the anesthesia surgical suite stock par list.
  • Supports the anesthesia provider by setting up IV's, central venous lines and arterial lines; assembling necessary drugs, syringes, needles; opening prepackaged sterile trays.
  • Operate Blood Cell Saver.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • One year of anesthesia, emergency/medical, or related experience required.
OR
  • Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school or program required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) preferred.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.19 to $22.79

Union Position: No

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