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Anesthesia Technician

Description

UPMC Shadyside is hiring a full-time Anesthesia Technician to support our hospital location's Operating Room.This role will work a combination of shifts from 6:30 a.m. to 7p.m. and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m./10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., including rotating Saturday shift and beeper on-call.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintains anesthesia supplies and drugs by establishing inventory levels; requisitioning supplies and drugs; restocking supply and drug inventories
  • Efficiently transports gas machines and other anesthesia equipment and supplies to and from outside of Operating Room off-site locations.
  • Assist with offsite anesthesia cases.
  • Retrieves, carries, and appropriately distributes necessary medications to the Anesthesiologist, CRNA, or PA for the preparation or care of a patient for anesthesia.
  • 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.
  • Disassemble, decontaminate and sterilize anesthesia equipment and supplies. Report equipment problems to Chief Anesthesia Technician.
  • 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.
  • Appropriately stocks the carts and surgical suites with the required supplies as outlined on the anesthesia surgical suite stock par list.
  • Operate Blood Cell Saver.
  • Participate in turning over rooms assuring minimal downtime between cases.
  • 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.
  • Supports the anesthesia provider by setting up IV's, central venous lines and arterial lines; assembling necessary drugs, syringes, needles; opening prepackaged sterile trays.
  • Assist with the pre, intra and post-operative placement of invasive monitoring lines, such as arterial, venous, and PA catheters.
  • 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.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of all stock items in work room and keeps the work room clean and in an orderly condition.
  • Assists with lines and specialty room set-ups.
  • Assist with difficult airway management.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED, plus 1 year of anesthesia, emergency/medical or related experience required. OR Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school or program required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) preferred
  • CPR Required
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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