26 days old

Cardiac Anesthesia Technician

Orlando, FL 32801
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The anesthesia technician serves as an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team. She/he assists the licensed anesthesia providers in various settings, performing duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and /or Registered Nurse. This position provides support for surgical/procedural cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia. The anesthesia tech performs first level maintenance on anesthesia equipment. Cleans, disinfects, sends for sterilization, stocks, orders and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies. The position performs as an unlicensed, trained, assistive person and completes technical duties as they pertain to anesthesia support .

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Position Responsibilities

  • Completes beginning of, end of case and/or between case turn over in an efficient manner. Cleans and maintains equipment (anesthesia machine, monitoring devices, transport monitors, cell salvage equipment, blood warmers/infusion pumps, central line cart, etc.)
  • Operates blood gas analyzer according to manufacturer recommendation and guidelines.
  • Calibrates and maintains the point-of-care testing equipment. Processes blood samples for arterial blood gas studies and clotting times. Documents the data and completes the quality assurance measures.
  • Assists with difficult intubations, providing necessary cart, equipment and support
  • Assists with invasive line preparation and monitoring
  • Anticipates the needs for additional equipment, supplies and/or instruments by assessing specific patient and anesthesiologist needs, utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • Assists the anesthesiologist in the transport of the lines and cables during movement/transport of the patient. Returns any OR transport monitoring equipment
  • Assists as needed with the pre-op transportation of the patient and initial positioning on the OR table and securing the safety strap. Ensures availability of oxygen and transport monitors.
  • Rotates, stores, and orders supplies for efficient operation of department
  • Retrieves needed blood and blood products from the blood bank
  • C orrectly handles and ensures appropriate labeling of blood specimens prior to transport to lab

Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • American Heart Association BLS required
  • ACLS/PALS preferred
  • National certification as CER.A.T. or CER.A.T.T. from the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians preferred
  • 1 year Prior experience in an ambulatory or acute care hospital in Surgical or Perioperative Services required

Posted: 2021-12-26 Expires: 2022-01-24
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