Northwell Health Anesthesia Technician/TEMP 7am-3pm in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 001U8V

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Anesthesia equipment and supplies.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists Anesthesiologist in setting up equipment for surgical cases.

  • Applies blood pressure cuff, EKG electrodes and pulse oximeter.

  • Retrieves anesthetic medications for Anesthesiologist and Nurse Anesthetist; along with Nurse Anesthetist maintains inventory control.

  • Tests 02 analyzers, changes batteries, replace membrane and electrode solutions.

  • Positions patients for regional anesthesia.

  • Maintains inventory of anesthesia supplied and pre-stocks anesthesia machines.

  • Orders supplies and equipment.

  • Tests and maintains C02 analyzer.

  • Tests and maintains Doppler’s.

  • Maintains the working condition of the anesthesia machines, monitors, fluid warmers, and medication pumps.

  • Changes 02 and N20 tanks on anesthesia machines.

  • Maintains scavenging system on anesthesia machines.

  • Changes solid breathing circuits on anesthesia machines.

  • Attaches tubing to drip solutions.

  • Reports damaged equipment to engineering department.

  • Loads recorder with tracing paper.

  • Maintains cleanliness of anesthesia machines, LMA’s, laryngoscopes, blades, handles and fiber optic intubating scopes.

  • Maintains specialty anesthesia supply carts such as the peds and difficult intubation carts. These carts are to be orderly and stocked.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Physical Demands: Work requires constant standing, walking, stooping, stretching, bending, pulling, pushing, turning and sitting occasionally.. Manual dexterity in order to handle instruments and equipment. Must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families and other staff members constantly. Required to lift position or transfer a patient with assistance. Lifting objects weighing from ten (10) to fifty (50) lbs. Ability to run for codes and emergencies frequently.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Prior experience cleaning and maintaining anesthesia equipment and fiber-optic intubating bronchoscope experience, required.

  • OR

  • Certification in OR Tech, OR Instrumentation tech or Anesthesia Tech, required.