Covenant Health

Job Title
Anesthesia Tech
ID
3288330
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
SURGERY

Overview

Methodist

 

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees

 

Anesthesia Technician

PRN, Varied Shifts

 

Job Objectives:

Assist anesthesia staff within the limits that training and skills permit and as assigned. Provide assistance to nursing staff in caring for assigned patients.

 

Responsibilities

  • Transports, lifts and moves patients to appropriate areas in a safe manner.
  • Observes and reports any physical or psychological changes in patients’ condition to the RN.
  • Adheres to instructions from the RN and reports for further assignments when tasks are completed.
  • Cleans machines and equipment; restocks anesthesia carts; reports any missing or damaged equipment or instruments to proper designated person.
  • Maintains current records pertaining to the care and location of equipment and supplies.
  • Helps maintain order and cleanliness of nursing areas and of patients’ environment; obtains and delivers items used for patient care;
  • Ensures equipment and supplies are properly stored and maintained; restocks and maintains tank room as assigned.
  • Assists with anesthesia emergencies.
  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.
  • HEALTH/SAFETY/COMPETENCE: Cannot pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Must provide safe, efficient, competent care to customer or patient population assigned. Must demonstrate competency of the unit specific functions described in the performance continuum, skill lists and/or standards. 

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.  Additional training in the nursing field is preferred.  A working knowledge of aseptic technique is required.  Must be able to read with comprehension and write legibly. Must be capable of understanding and following instructions provided on the proper care and maintenance of equipment.  Must comprehend and put into practice all general hospital policies and procedures as well as those pertaining to the surgery department.  Must have the ability to participate and function usefully in surgical and in emergency situations.  At the end of the orientation period, must have the ability to recognize all anesthesia instruments and equipment. Must demonstrate the ability to disinfect and maintain fiberoptic equipment.  Shall be responsible for complete room turnover and be competent in:  setting up pressure transducers for arterial lines; bloodwarmers; rapid infusers; and diagnostics; plus minor maintenance of the anesthesia machines and datascope monitors.  Shall be responsible for calibration and maintenance of capnographs and oxygen meters.

 

For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential.  Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.

 

Experience:

Prior completion of the anesthesia modules for anesthesia technician is required, or successful completion of the modules during the first two weeks of the orientation program may be allowed, depending upon the circumstances.  Three months’ previous experience as an anesthesia technician is preferred. Previous Healthcare or Environmental Services experience helpful. An interest in Healthcare career, Surgery or Anesthesia helpful.

 

Licensure/Certifications:

Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required.

 

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