Anesthesia Critical Care Technologist
Requisition #: 197008
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Nursing Support/Patient Care
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Oct. 28, 2019
The Anesthesia Critical Care Technologist, under the direct supervision of a Supervisor, assists Anesthesia Providers (anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists) in preparing and performing a variety of anesthesia preparations and procedures in the operating rooms and in remote anesthetizing locations. Acts as a member of the Anesthesia team by preparing the patient/machine interface for the delivery of anesthesia and the management of the patient during surgery. Assists in the sterile and aseptic preparation of the patient for the placement of pulmonary artery, central venous and, arterial and venous monitoring lines. Maintains all anesthesia equipment before, during and after the operative procedure. Obtains physiologic samples for analysis, obtains physiologic readings by using invasive monitors and provides data to the anesthesia team responsible for the Critical Care Management of the patient during the surgical process. Prepares all equipment to be used in the operative care of the anesthetized patient and performs all duties as outlined in the Departmental guideline manual. Maintain all anesthesia equipment, instruments and supplies before, during, and after the operative procedure. Provide prompt, courteous customer support, including but not limited to the dependable diagnosis of simple equipment failures and malfunctions and support hospital intubation program (within and outside the operating rooms). Supports OR team by participating in emergency/code situations. These duties are performed at the direction of the Anesthesiologist, Nurse Anesthetist staff (CRNA), Anesthesia OR Manager, or Lead Technician.
Is proficient in the application of all anesthesia preparations and procedures in the operating room setting and in remote anesthetizing locations. Is proficient in troubleshooting anesthesia equipment failures as a first responder.
Is proficient in caring for different age patients and is aware of the special needs of these patient populations. Is proficient in setting up anesthesia equipment, monitoring, and rapid blood delivery devices, for intra-operative and post-operative use. Draws samples for laboratory analysis and prepares non- narcotic medications used for anesthesia delivery.
Assists Anesthesia Providers in performing the most technical of anesthesia preparations for procedures in all anesthetizing locations. Supports the operation of anesthesia by preparing, maintaining, cleaning, and when possible repairing equipment used during the anesthetic course. Works independently and participates in the on-call rotation to support emergency O.R. cases, cardiac and transplant cases. Participates in the training/orientation of new staff members as Critical Care Technicians and Anesthesia Technologists.
Full-time, Evening Shift
2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Weekend Work Required
Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital Anesthesia Delivery Sites, Baltimore, MD 21287
Requires a minimum of an Associate Degree in an allied health or life science discipline. Experience beyond the work experience requirement may be substituted for the degree on a 2 years of experience for 1 year of education basis i.e. 4 years under the one of the following conditions below:
High school diploma with consistent proficient performance (“Meets Expectations” or better) as a JHH Certified Critical Care Technician II for 24 months.
High school diploma with successful completion of a medical technician program and 24 months of experience in an operating room, ICU or critical care setting.
Required Licensure, Certification:
Position requires maintenance of certification as a Technologist by the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). Must obtain certification within 6 months of hire; exception will be made if there are any delays from ASATT.
Basic Life Support CPR Certification to be completed within 1-3 months of hire.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification to be completed within 1-3 months of hire.
A minimum of One (1) year of employment in a hospital operating room environment.
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