Anesthesia Equipment, Instrument and Supplies Maintenance: Checks inventory and, if appropriate, requisitions and restocks supplies; rotates dated items on shelves; participates in equipment and supply evaluations; troubleshoots and maintains equipment and supplies such as ETCO2 gas analyzer, anesthesia machine, EKG monitor, pulse oximeter, and blood gas instrument; makes minor repairs or refers to Clinical Engineering for repairs; calibrates equipment such as blood gas instrument and pressure transducers, ETCO2 Analyzer, pressure transducers, and oximetric swans; sterilizes instruments such as needle holders, gas sample lines, and laryngeal masks; cleans and sterilizes anesthesia machines and equipment after surgeries and performs necessary maintenance; performs stat analysis of patient blood samples .
Anesthesia Equipment Set Up: Monitors surgery schedule to ensure operating rooms are equipped with appropriate anesthesia supplies and equipment; checks anesthesia machines and monitors prior to surgery assembles and assists with Insertion of invasive monitoring lines; sets up anesthesia equipment prior to surgery including arterial transducers, cardiac output computer, and humidified breathing circuits.
Assist anesthesia provider with a wide variety of procedures including: induction/intubation; rapid sequence induction; difficult intubation; LMA insertion; nasal intubation; endo-brochial tube placement; bronchial blocker tube placement; awake fiber-optic intubation; IV placement; central line placement; PA catheter placement; antecubital central line placement; use of ultrasound; RIC catheter placement; epidural catheter placement; spinal placement; combined spinal epidural; nerve blocks following sterile techniques. Is a sterile member of the team while assisting with line placements. Performs intra-operative blood recovery and re-infusion per procedures. Assist operating room personnel with handling, checking of blood and blood products per procedures. Provides Autotransfusion services and STAT laboratory functions including Point Of Care Tests (POCT) to all OR areas. Releases POCT orders written by anesthesia providers prior to testing.
Other duties: Record and interpret laboratory data and hemodynamic readings. Provide accurate billing for anesthesia supplies. Performs other duties as assigned by the physician
Basic Life Support Certification
Two years of college/associates degree with course work in anatomy, physiology and chemistry. OR;
2 years experience as an Anesthesia Technician. OR;
National Certification as an Anesthesia Technician, OR;
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