Job Title: Anesthesia Technician
Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC
City/State: Valhalla, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: Perioperative Services
Position: Full Time
Req #: 17154
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2020
The Anesthesia Technician is an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team who works under the Department of Anesthesiology to assist the anesthesia providers in various settings by providing support for routine surgical cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia. The Anesthesia Technician reports to the Technical Director and the Director of Anesthesiology.
Assist anesthesiologist/CRNA/Resident/as requested, as long as within scope of practice. May be clinical. Assist with anesthesia case set up. Clean and restock OR carts. Performs simple maintenance on anesthesia equipment. Maintains knowledge of equipment, cleaning, storage, uses. Ensuresanesthesia equipment and supplies are present and up to date. Maintains knowledge of equipment, cleaning, storage, uses. Ensuresanesthesia equipment and supplies are present and up to date. Other responsibilities as directed by anesthesia providers. The anesthesia technician demonstrates proficiency in: Use and care of physiological monitors relating to the administration of anesthesia. Biologic hazards, infection control, and standard precautions. Fire, electrical, laser and explosion hazards in the operating room and other anesthesia related areas. Storage, use and safe handling of bulk and cylinder gases. Structure, function and care of all components of anesthesia delivery systems. Sterile technique and the principals of aseptic practice. Usage of common anesthetic gases. Principles of purchasing and supply levels. Communication skills. Qualifications/Requirements:
Minimum of 3 years of experience where the primary function of the position was maintaining or repairing medical, mechanical, or electronic equipment, one year of which must have been in a hospital operating room preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Licenses / Certifications:
Certification as an Anesthesia Technician (CAT) by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT), preferred. *CAT may be substituted with minimum of 1 years of work experience as a non-certified anesthesia technician.
Ability to communicate in English (oral and written)