Northwell Health Anesthesia Technician - Per Diem - Days in New York, New York

Req Number 001UNN

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Anesthesia equipment.

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the equipment in the department, how to operate and troubleshoot and mechanism for initiating repairs.
  • Checks monitoring equipment daily and assists with preparation of such equipment (including change of anesthesia circuit) according to established procedures to ensure optimum patient safety and care.

  • Notifies the Bio-Medical Specialist of any equipment needing repairs to ensure patient safety.

  • Takes appropriate action for the malfunctioning equipment and used resources if unable to troubleshoot problem.

  • May attach ECG cable to IV pole after patient is put on OR table.

  1. Works collaboratively as a team member when providing patient care to promote positive patient outcomes.
  • Coordinates activities occurring outside of the unit and accompanies anesthesiologist and/or surgeon, as appropriate.

  • Sets up all pressure transducers and assures proper calibration of the transducers and pressure module, as needed.

  • Responds to emergency situations in the O.R. and sets up appropriate emergency equipment.

  • Effectively communicates with all members of the surgical team regarding the need for special equipment and supplies.

  1. Maintains quality control and logs.
  • Maintains records of maintenance of equipment as directed.

  • Maintains appropriate department statistics, QA monitors, and provides written report to supervisor.

  1. Follows protocol for all safety and Infection Control practice and monitors environment and equipment to ensure cleaning standards are maintained.
  • Aseptically opens sterile supplies based on patient needs and procedure card.

  • Follows procedure for decontamination of all instruments used during the procedure.

  • Cleans all anesthesia equipment according to Infection Control standards.

  • Adheres to safety and Infection Control policies: demonstrates knowledge and skills in waste disposal and standard precautions.

  1. Stocks supplies necessary for administration of anesthesia.
  • Checks all Operating Rooms between cases to ensure adequate supplies and drugs are immediately available.

  • Notifies management regarding supplies, which must be ordered from outside the hospital.

  • Orders supplies as needed from the Anesthesia Workroom.

  1. Ensures that anesthesia machines and carts are clear and well stocked.
  • Cleans surfaces of anesthesia machines when Operating Rooms are finished for the day.

  • Collects and restocks anesthesia supply carts so that Operating Room is always ready for use.

  1. Accesses medication delivery and/or medication areas, as authorized, in the performance of required duties, as needed.

  2. Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

• High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

• American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians Certification within two years of employment, preferred.

• BCLS Certification, preferred.

• Prior experience working in a hospital environment, preferred.

• Ability to communicate effectively.