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Anesthesia Critical Care Technician- Float Pool

Requisition #: 184477
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: April 10, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of a Supervisor assists staff Anesthesiologists 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. Applies all equipment used in the operative care of the anesthetized patient and performs all duties as outlined in the Departmental guideline manual and at the direction of the Anesthesiologist.

Competencies:

A. Education:

Education/Experience Track 1: High school diploma or GED required. Successful completion of allied health certification (i.e. CMA, CNA, EMT, etc.) or a minimum of one year of pre-professional health degree track with sciences concentration.

Education/Experience Track 2: High school diploma or GED required. Minimum one year experience in OR/ICU/PACU setting.

B. Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic life support techniques and theory, as it relates to anatomy and physiology and care and management of patients.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and patient care procedures.
  • Requires knowledge of physiologic monitoring devices.
  • Knowledge of basic normal and abnormal physiologic parameters and laboratory data as it relates to patient care and management.

C. Skills:

  • Ability to function as a member of the patient care team and to maintain individual accountability.
  • Ability to take direction in the prioritizing of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to assess physician needs to enhance the care of patients in the operating room environment.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair basic equipment failures during the operative process.
  • Understand and implement standard safety precautions
  • Ability to work utilizing sterile and aseptic technique.
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors and other employees.
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support provider training within 3 months of employment in this job description.

D. Required Licensure,Certification, Etc.:

BLS required within 3 months of hire

E. Work Experience:

  • See Education Section

F. Machines, Tools, Equipment:

  • Must be able to operate general office and communication equipment, processing equipment, transport monitors, equipment and related health care equipment associated with the delivery of anesthesia.
  • Must be able to set up physiologic monitoring, high volume blood delivery devices, and anesthetic gas delivery devices.
  • Must become competent in the use of all Anesthesia equipment as detailed in the departmental guidelines upon completion of orientation period.

Shift: 6am to 2:30pm

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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