The department consists of70 operating suites in four separate locations, as well as 8 outside OR Anesthesia delivery locations, 3 pre-operative areas, and 3 post-operative areas. These areas support Surgical Specialties and a Level One trauma program with a caseload > 70 cases daily. The department provides both inpatient and outpatient services. The Anesthesia Technician provides assistance to anesthesiologists by maintaining and stocking anesthesia instruments and supplies for the operating rooms, assembling and setting up anesthesia equipment, performs complex and moderately complex laboratory tests,and performs common and complex anesthesia procedures to ensure the best possible patient care is attained. Functions in all areas of OHSU where anesthesia could be administered in both inpatient and outpatient services on Marquam Hill and South Water Front.
Anesthesia Equipment, Instrument and Supplies Maintenance: Checks inventory and, if appropriate, requisitions and restocks supplies; rotates dated items on shelves; participates in equipment and supply evaluations; troubleshoots and maintains equipment and supplies such as ETCO2 gas analyzer, anesthesia machine, EKG monitor, pulse oximeter, and blood gas instrument; makes minor repairs or refers to Clinical Engineering for repairs; calibrates equipment such as blood gas instrument and pressure transducers, ETCO2 Analyzer, pressure transducers, and oximetric swans; sterilizes instruments such as needle holders, gas sample lines, and laryngeal masks; cleans and sterilizes anesthesia machines and equipment after surgeries and performs necessary maintenance; performs stat analysis of patient blood samples.
Anesthesia Equipment Set Up: Monitors surgery schedule to ensure operating rooms are equipped with appropriate anesthesia supplies and equipment; checks anesthesia machines and monitors prior to surgery assembles and assists with Insertion of invasive monitoring lines; sets up anesthesia equipment prior to surgery including arterial transducers, cardiac output computer, and humidified breathing circuits.
Assist anesthesia provider with a wide variety of procedures including: induction/intubation; rapid sequence induction; difficult intubation; LMA insertion; nasal intubation; endo-brochial tube placement; bronchial blocker tube placement; awake fiber-optic intubation; IV placement; central line placement; PA catheter placement; antecubital central line placement; use of ultrasound; RIC catheter placement; epidural catheter placement; spinal placement; combined spinal epidural; nerve blocks following sterile techniques. Is a sterile member of the team while assisting with line placements. Performs intra-operative blood recovery and re-infusion per procedures. Assist operating room personnel with handling, checking of blood and blood products per procedures. Provides Autotransfusion services and STAT laboratory functions including Point Of Care Tests (POCT) to all OR areas. Releases POCT orders written by anesthesia providers prior to testing.
Other duties: Record and interpret laboratory data and hemodynamic readings. Provide accurate billing for anesthesia supplies. Performs other duties as assigned by the physician.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Current.
National Certification as an Anesthesia Technician; OR
Associates degree or higher in a health-related field from an accredited institution of higher education with course work in Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry; OR
Completed 2 years full-time college-level courses including Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry; OR
2 years experience as an Anesthesia Technician.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Bachelor Degree preferred.
Must be able to work under the following:
Surgical setting requiring a strict dress code and adherence to infection control policies; high degree of standing and walking; above average stress level due to critically injured or ill patients; lifting and moving of equipment and supplies; function and participate in a learning environment; work beyond regular scheduled hours, as needed; assist with trial of new products and equipment.
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