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Anesthesia Tech - Anesthesiology, Full Time, Days

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Performs delegated duties for the preparation of equipment and supplies set up for the administration of anesthesia and placement of intravenous lines, including the preparation of patients and equipment, ordering supplies, running errands and other non-nursing duties related to patient care. Ensures that all necessary supplies and equipment are available and in working order. Maintain cleanliness of equipment and ensures the safety of patients.

Key Functions:

Under the direct supervison of the Clinical Director OR & Sterile Processing and/or Clinical Nurse Managers and/or Anesthesia RN's and in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  • Obtains the medication tray from the satellite pharmacy and secures it in the anesthesia cart in the CVOR/General OR.
  • Checks the anesthesia machine for all necessary equipment and supplies including but not limited to: laryngoscopes, gases, suction, C02 sensor and cable, anesthesia circuit and mask, endotracheal tubes, nasal oxygen, soda lime.
  • Cleans the anesthesia machine and anesthesia cart following each case using the proper cleaning fluid.
  • Restocks the anesthesia cart and anesthesia machine according to procedures.
  • Assists CVOR/General OR nursing staff with positioning of patient in the operating room.
  • Transports blood products to and from the operating room.
  • Reports to the RN circulator in the CVOR/General OR, as assigned, to assist with room work flow on a case by case basis.
  • Particapates in room turnover function.
  • Restocks supplies and equipment in appropriate places.
  • Participates in maintaining cleanliness of the unit as delegated.
  • Utilizes supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner.
  • Reports identified problems with equipment and supplies to the Clinical Director OR & Sterile Processing and/or Clinical Nurse Managers and/or Anesthesia RN's.
  • Reports any delays in the performance of assigned tasks, which may interfere with the standard of care to the Clinical Director OR/Sterile Processing and/or Clinical Nurse Managers and/or Anesthesia RN's.
  • Maintains an inventory of anesthesia supplies and checks expiration of outdated material (supplies, solutions) as part of the unit quality assurance and report's findings to the Clinical Director OR & Sterile Processing and/or Clinical Nurse Managers and/or Anesthesia RN's

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years experience in related health care field, preferably in operating room or the equivalent of education and experience.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • After two years of employment the employee must pass the Technician certification exam through the ASATT.

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Anesthesia Tech - Anesthesiology, Full Time, Days, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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