Job Description

Job Title: Lead Anesthesia Technician
Job ID: 11365111
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6:30a-7p/6:30a-3p. Minimal call and weekends
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Anesthesiology
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Under the direction of the Clinical Director Anesthesiology or Director / Assistant Clinical Director Nurse Anesthesia coordinates the activities of the Anesthesia Technician and Anesthesia Associates. Assumes responsibility for the completion of all shift related tasks including, but not limited to, equipment and supply related activity, cleaning, restocking and the effective and efficient management of personnel. Assists with the coordination and utilization of resources at other pavilions whenever possible.

  • - Assisting with setup/troubleshooting of specialty equipment (Jet Ventilator, Rapid Infusor system, Fiberoptic bronchoscopes).
  • ? Assumes clinical duties of Anesthesia Technician/Technologist during scheduled reliefs (lunch/break), call off coverage, during times of increased operational demand, and/or times of limited available Technician staff. Duties include, but are n
  • - Demonstrates understanding of advanced airway equipment including AMBU bag, adult/pediatric fiberoptic bronchoscopes, Glidescope, McGrath, LMA, Fast track LMA, tube exchangers, jet ventilators, Double lumen endobronchial tubes, Univent tubes, a
  • - Coordinates Anesthesia Technologist trainee experiences in cooperation with the local training program. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of
  • Assists with transport and monitoring of critically ill patients.
  • - Assists with positioning patient for spinal anesthesia and/or procedure under the supervision of the CRNA/Anesthesiologist.
  • ? Demonstrates mastery of Anesthesia Technology support in practical applications of a difficult manner, including Anesthesia specific procedures and technical guidance/assistance/troubleshooting Anesthesia related equipment. Possesses sufficient
  • Assists with Accudose training. Trained to perform ABGs.
  • Submits daily orders for both inside and outside orders.
  • Assign Anesthesia Associates and/or Technicians to perform preventative/periodic maintenance, when within the scope of their job, as required.
  • Anticipate the needs of Anesthesia department personnel.
  • Perform all the responsibilities of an Anesthesia Technician II on a daily basis.
  • Troubleshoots Anesthesia equipment problems such as oxygen sensors; flow sensors; cable checks; EKG paper.
  • Maintain certification by completing the annual requirements for continuing education.
  • Monitor the usage of supplies and equipment in order to promote cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Makes recommendations to meet budget goals.
  • Trains, mentors, and orients Anesthesia Associates or Anesthesia Students as needed
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of supplies, drugs (if a satellite pharmacy is not available to a particular pavilion) and small equipment.
  • Assist with the evaluation of new equipment and supplies and provides input into the decisions about their acquisitions.
  • Maintain personal growth and development by participating in the in-service and continuing education programs.
  • Follows up on reported malfunctions by evaluating the equipment in question and arranges for repair or replacement if necessary. Keeps Chief Anesthesiologist and Director / Assistant Clinical Director Nurse Anesthesia informed of all equipment problems, user errors and/or trends.
  • Provide input in performance appraisals of Anesthesia Technicians and Anesthesia Aides.
  • Direct the work of the Anesthesia Associates and /or Anesthesia Technicians and the Anesthesia Aides. Assign their activities to meet clinical needs and ensures the completion of assigned tasks.


High School Diploma or GED or Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school and 3 years of progressive anesthesia technician experience required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) requiredASATT Certified Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T. T.) preferred

  • Certified Anesthesia Technician
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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $17.62 to $29.28 / hour

    Union Position: No

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