Anesthesia Core Tech - 48031:
CHOP

16371-en_US
CHOP
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Healthcare
Description

Req ID: 16371

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Anesthesia Technician prepares equipment and work areas throughout the hospital for procedures requiring anesthesia. The Technician must be able to set-up, operate, and maintain monitoring and anesthesia equipment. The Technician is also responsible for stocking anesthesia supplies in carts at the point-of-care as well as in supply areas. He/she is expected to assist Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists, and Anesthesia Trainees during patient care. This individual serves as a role model and resource for Core Techs and resident staff.

Job Responsibilities

Maintains and organizes the anesthesia environment and supplies to facilitate departmental function.

  • Prepares operating room and off-site locations for indicated procedures to include setting-up, calibrating, and insuring integrity of monitoring devices and setting-up airway equipment and intravenous fluids.
  • Ensures that location of specialized equipment (e.g. ultrasound machines) is tracked and returned after use to a central location to be available for the next use.
  • Consults operating room schedule and anesthesia team to determine equipment needs for all procedures. Able to troubleshoot as needed.
  • Cleans, repairs and performs routine preventive maintenance on anesthesia machines, cables, carts, blood warmers, heating blankets and units, IV poles, etc.  Consults with Biomedical as needed.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the anesthesia workroom and all anesthesia work stations on a daily basis. Maintains supply stock in workrooms and all anesthesia work stations in rotational fashion.
  • Ensures operating rooms and workrooms have appropriate stock of medications as well as disposable and durable anesthesia equipment.
  • Performs quality control procedures on point of service laboratory testing in the OR and interprets results.
  • Ensures proper functioning and integrity of anesthesia equipment.
  • Provides first-level troubleshooting of anesthesia information system.
  • Applies principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner.
  • Adheres to JCAHO & OSHA Standards. Familiar with Department of Anesthesia and OR Policies and Procedures.
  • Participates in orientation and training of new personnel to the department.
  • Provides job specific guidance, mentoring, and coaching to Perioperative Core Technicians.

 

Provides technical support to anesthesia professional staff for delivery of patient care.

  • Positions patients on heating and cooling mattresses and adjusts in accordance with instructions; attaches mattresses to hypothermia machine and regulates proper temperature.
  • Assists anesthesia providers with patient inductions or regional anesthetics.
  • Assists anesthesia providers in inserting arterial and central venous catheters, attaches to transducers, and flushes with saline solution.
  • Assists anesthesia providers in the preparation of intravenous drips of medications such as cardiotonic drugs for insertion into infusion apparatus; sets-up blood and crystalloids with appropriate filters, sets-up pumping devices preparatory to infusion as instructed.
  • Sets up and attaches blood warmers, blood pumping apparatus, and infusion devices.
  • Follows clinical lab protocols/standards for handling specimens and blood.
  • Provides transport of specimens to and from appropriate clinical laboratory, if necessary.
  • Provides transport of supplies from blood bank.  
  • Assists anesthesia care team in transport of critically ill patients.
  • Provides transport of equipment and medications to and from pharmacy, OR, and other anesthetizing locations.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

BLS - Basic Life Support

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Associates degree in one of the health sciences or two (2) years of college coursework in biology, physiology, anatomy or related scientific fields.
 

Preferred Experience:  A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an OR setting or equivalent technical experience in a health related field.
 

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: ASATT (American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians) certification.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Understanding of proper methods for handling and storing blood products.
  • Ability to identify emergency situations and use sound judgment in instituting established procedures. Ability to remain calm and work in an efficient manner during emergencies.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks according to Unit’s needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Good organizational skills.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

 

 

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