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Full-Time Anesthesia Technician - UPMC Passavant Cranberry

Description

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ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Full-Time Anesthesia Technician to support our Anesthesia Department at the Cranberry location.

 

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Anesthesia Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. 

Purpose:

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:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with offsite anesthesia cases.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and 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
  • Act 34

 

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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