Catholic Health Initiatives Anesthesia Technician Full time Days in TACOMA, Washington

Anesthesia Technician Full time Days

Description

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for assisting licensed anesthesia providers, within scope of licensure, in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of safe, efficient and cost-effective anesthesia care. An incumbent provides support for routine and complex surgical cases by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia and involves the operation of a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used to monitor, evaluate and manage the patient undergoing anesthesia.

Work also includes: 1) equipment maintenance and servicing (cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and recording of inspections and maintenance; 2) calibrating and verifying the functionality of anesthesia equipment and monitoring devices; 3) disassembling and decontaminating equipment after use; 4) stocking anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations; and 5) performing point-of-contact clinical laboratory as necessary. .

Work requires knowledge of the use, functionality and operation of all anesthesia-related equipment and monitoring devices and the ability to troubleshoot anesthesia delivery systems as necessary.

Essential Duties:

Assists in the acquisition, preparation, calibration and verification of equipment functionality required before, during and after the administration of anesthesia using Standard Precautions, and applying infection control principles in a correct and consistent manner.

Under the direction of the anesthesia provider and/or RN, assists with patient care, and invasive/non-invasive patient procedures, using aseptic or sterile technique.

Stocks anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations including bronchoscopy carts, pediatric carts, fiber-optic carts, emergency airway bags and any other anesthesia supply location.

Performs some point-of-contact clinical laboratory services; and keeps records of results as defined by regulatory standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Graduation from an accredited Anesthesia Technology program. Two years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities is preferred.

License/Certification:

Current certification as an Anesthesia Technician through the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) required if not a graduate from an accredited Anesthesia Technology program.

Current healthcare provider BLS certification required.

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 8a-430p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120633