Anesthesia Technician II
Requisition #: 294263
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Oct. 27, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Full Time/ 40 hrs./weeK
Weekends required (weekend rotation)
Under the direction of the Anesthesia Manager and Lead Anesthesia Technician assists staff Anesthesiologist in performing a variety of anesthesia preparations and procedures in the Operating Room setting and in remote anesthetizing locations. Supports the anesthesia team by preparing, maintaining, and cleaning equipment used within an anesthetic course. Troubleshoots anesthesia equipment failures. Taking into consideration the age and development needs of each patient, sets up equipment, monitoring, and rapid blood delivery devices, for intra-operative use. Transports blood samples for laboratory analysis. Readies anesthetizing location and anesthesia equipment for subsequent use at the end of each case.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Disposes of needles and sharps;; changes circuit tubing, arm boards, EKG pads and suction; wipes blood off pressure cuffs; and changes soda lime as needed.
- Washes laryngoscope blades used by Anesthesia staff and properly disinfects blades with the use of the STERIS.
- Checks pediatric cart and scope carts; replaces stock; checks for outdated drugs.
- Cleans and reorganizes all equipment and supplies after each operating room is closed for the night. Ensures that all operating rooms are ready for use the following day.
- Cleans and maintains fiber optic bronchoscopes.
- Cleans and maintains anesthesia machines.
- Cleans and maintains the anesthesia workroom.
- Performs sterilization and antiseptic techniques for operating room equipment.
B. Waste Disposal:
- Empties, cleans and relines waste baskets.
- Picks up and transports non-biological waste safely and according to medical center policies.
- Picks up and transports infectious and hazardous waste safely and according to medical center policies.
- Transfers patients safely to and from the operating room table.
- Provides safe and attentive care to each patient.
- Dons gloves, gown, shoe covers, cap and mask according to procedures and policies.
- Stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary.
- Reports malfunctioning, broken or hazardous equipment or conditions to appropriate supervisory personnel.
- Checks dates on dated supplies to assure sterilization is current and reports outdated supplies to appropriate supervisory personnel.
- Calibrates the anesthesia machine oxygen sensors daily.
- Prepares IV set-ups.
- Prepares arterial line set-ups.
- Prepares pressure transducer set-ups.
- Safely handles, and uses bulk and cylinder gases.
- Labels and stock supplies.
- Sets-up the rapid blood delivery system.
- Safely and according to hospital policies transports blood samples to lab for analysis.
- Data entry.
- Introduces self by name and addresses patient by name at least 95% of the time.
- Responds to patient/family requests for services in a courteous manner with no reported variances.
- Attends staff meetings when held.
- Interacts with others in a considerate and courteous manner.
- Dresses appropriately and wears medical center identification, as required by position, departmental and medical center polices.
- Transports specimens, bloods and medications safely and according to policies.
- Transports equipment to and from the OR safely and according to policy.
- Obtains supplies and equipment from support as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Work requires a high school diploma and successful completion of an anesthesia tech program. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for the anesthesia tech program. Knowledge of medical terminology typically acquired through a college level anatomy and physiology course. Experience/knowledge of patient care procedures as related to anesthesia, electrocardiograms, airway support devices, peripheral line access devices, and pressure waveforms; operational knowledge of physiologic monitoring devices and techniques.
- Certification, licensure or registration required. Position requires ASATT certification exam within 12 months for all hires after April 30, 2014. Annual certification in CPR is required. Must hold a Healthcare Provider (BLS) CPR from the American Heart Association
- Work requires the skills to read and understand instructions, add and subtract numbers, and make comparisons between numbers and letters.
- Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
Required Physical, Mental, and Visual Abilities:
- Lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds.
- Pushing and/or pulling non-motorized equipment (e.g., stretchers, supply carts, mops) weighing 20 to 50 pounds.
- Reaching and grasping objects.
- Walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.
- Work requires performing unpleasant diagnostic or patient care duties.
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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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