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Lead Anesthesia Tech-Trauma/Transplant

Description

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!  UPMC Magee is looking for a Lead Anesthesia Technician.
 
Purpose:
Provides direct patient care with clinical oversight by the Chief Anesthesiologist and Program Administrator of Surgery. Expedites, facilitates and supports the clinical work done by the professional anesthesia personnel by procuring, assembling, operating, troubleshooting, maintaining, managing, dismantling, and cleaning anesthesia equipment. Direct clinical supervision is provided by the attending anesthesiologist or his/her designee.

Responsibilities:
  • Report problems or occurrences to Chief Anesthesia Technologist and Chief Anesthesiologist.
  • Adhere to UPMC policy when arranging for an evaluation.
  • Display thorough knowledge of OR procedures, policies, and techniques.
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Rooms function and operation.
  • Assume charge responsibilities in absence of lead anesthesia technologist.
  • Assist with Anesthesia positioning and ICU transport.
  • Operate Blood Cell Saver.
  • Assist with off-site anesthesia cases.
  • Work in stressful, ambiguous environment and often without relief.
  • Assist with the evaluation of new equipment and supplies.
  • Consistently demonstrate the principles of Service Excellence.
  • Set up, repair, calibrate and maintain all anesthesia equipment including intraoperative intervention.
  • Remain accessible to operating rooms at all times.
  • Enter and interpret MRS numbers.
  • Perform and evaluate thromboelastrographs (TEG).
  • Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • Operate equipment used intraoperatively.
  • Operate rapid infusion pump system (RIS).
  • Maintain supply inventory if assigned; order supplies from internal and external sources as needed.
  • Complete employee evaluations.
  • Adhere to sterile technique and universal precautions.
  • Maintain personal growth and development by participating in the in-service and continuing education programs.
  • Support cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.
  • Assist with the pre, intra and post operative placement of invasive monitoring lines, such as arterial, venous, and PA catheters.
  • Participate with capital budget purchases.
  • Draw blood samples from existing intravascular lines.
  • Monitor and maintain emergency cart..
  • Integrate knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Assist in room turnover by procuring assembling anesthesia equipment and supplies for each anesthesia care based upon the type of case and the preference of the professionals who will be delivering the anesthesia care.
  • Maintain the functioning of anesthesia equipment through troubleshooting, testing and preventive maintenance. Contact service personnel if necessary.
  • Perform Phlebotomy as requested.
  • Communicate with professional anesthesia staff according to daily operating room assignments prior to the start of each shift.
  • Develop anesthesia tech and aide employee schedule.
  • Excel or stand out when performance is compared with what can reasonably be expected from employees occupying the same job.
  • Demonstrate autonomy and strong leadership skills.
  • Assist with difficult airway management.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications: 
  • High School Diploma or GED or Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school and 3 years of progressive anesthesia technician experience required OR;
  • HS Diploma or Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school and 3 years of progressive anesthesia technician experience required OR;
  • If ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician, HS Diploma or Graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Tech school and 2 years of progressive anesthesia technician experience required

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


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