An Anesthesia Assistant 1 is responsible for preparing the Operating Room for the commencement of Anesthesia, maintaining aseptic condition of anesthesia gas delivery system and related equipment; ensures the availability of supplies for the provision of Anesthesia services.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares the Operating Room for the commencement of Anesthesia.
Maintains department and patient care equipment following Federal JCAHO and organizational guidelines for aseptic technique and infection control.
Sets up, inventories and restocks anesthesia carts and specialty carts to ensure that all items are readily available.
Communicates information related to job activities, needs and responsibilities to appropriate people.
Maintains educational development.
Participates in the achievement of organizational and departmental goals.
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent.
A working knowledge of medical terminology as it relates to Anesthesia and previous related experience preferred.
BLS certification is required.
Anesthesia Tech Job
Under general supervision of the Anesthesia Tech Supervisor, assists the anesthesiologist with routine to complex procedures before, during and after anesthesia procedures to include: Pyxis access for retrieval and return of anesthesia medication trays, and transportation of those trays to the appropriate OR suite. Restocks supplies. Cleans anesthesia equipment and work area. Resolves and troubleshoots clinical problems on anesthesia equipment. Proficient in anesthesia set utilizing M.S.M.A.I.D check off (machine, suction, monitors, airway, IV, drugs). Assist anesthesiologist with preparation of set-ups for adult and pediatric patients to include: adult and pediatric open heart and neurosurgery. Transports patients to and from the ICU, CCU areas and other critical care or patient care areas, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and/or an anesthesiologist.
Work requires knowledge of anatomy, biology, chemistry, pharmacology and instrumentation at a level generally acquired through one year of post high school training in nursing or a related allied health field. Or completion of an anesthesia tech program.
2 year anesthesia tech experience preferred
Experienced in assisting anesthesiologist performing open heart, neuro-surgery and pediatric procedures, preferred