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Anesthesia Technician - Operating Room

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Mount Kisco
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

**Req Number** 43732Job DescriptionJob Responsibility+ Demonstrates knowledge of the equipment in the department, how to operate and troubleshoot and mechanism for initiating repairs.+ Checks monitoring equipment daily and assists with preparation of such equipment (including change of anesthesia circuit) according to established procedures to ensure optimum patient safety and care.+ Notifies the Bio-Medical Specialist of any equipment needing repairs to ensure patient safety.+ Takes appropriate action for the malfunctioning equipment and used resources if unable to troubleshoot problem.+ May attach ECG cable to IV pole after patient is put on OR table.+ Works collaboratively as a team member when providing patient care to promote positive patient outcomes.+ Coordinates activities occurring outside of the unit and accompanies anesthesiologist and/or surgeon, as appropriate.+ Sets up all pressure transducers and assures proper calibration of the transducers and pressure module, as needed.+ Responds to emergency situations in the O.R. and sets up appropriate emergency equipment.+ Effectively communicates with all members of the surgical team regarding the need for special equipment and supplies.+ Follows protocol for all safety and Infection Control practice and monitors environment and equipment to ensure cleaning standards are maintained.+ Aseptically opens sterile supplies based on patient needs and procedure card.+ Follows procedure for decontamination of all instruments used during the procedure.+ Cleans all anesthesia equipment according to Infection Control standards.+ Adheres to safety and Infection Control policies: demonstrates knowledge and skills in waste disposal and standard precautions.+ Stocks supplies necessary for administration of anesthesia.+ Checks all Operating Rooms between cases to ensure adequate supplies and drugs are immediately available.+ Notifies management regarding supplies, which must be ordered from outside the hospital.+ Orders supplies as needed from the Anesthesia Workroom.+ Ensures that anesthesia machines and carts are clear and well stocked.+ Cleans surfaces of anesthesia machines when Operating Rooms are finished for the day.+ Collects and restocks anesthesia supply carts so that Operating Room is always ready for use.+ Accesses medication delivery and/or medication areas, as authorized, in the performance of required duties, as needed.+ Performs related duties, as required.Job Qualification+ High School Diploma or equivalent, required.+ Minimum of one year of experience, preferred.+ Current knowledge of anesthesia equipment, daily operations of surgical suite/clinical experience and/or biomed, preferred.+ BCLS Certification, preferred.+ Must successfully complete sites' training program within three (3) month probationary period, required.+ Prior experience working in a hospital environment, preferred.+ Ability to communicate effectively.+ Ability to be well organized and work under high pressure, required.

Keywords: Northwell Health, Stamford , Anesthesia Technician - Operating Room, Professions , Mount Kisco, Connecticut

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