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Anesthesia Technologist - Anesthesia Services (2pm-10:30pm)

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Allied Health
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Anesthesiology & PeriOper Med 118100
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144908 Requisition #
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SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Anesthesia Technologist position is to assist the licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia.

Anesthesia Technologist opportunity in Anesthesia Services department.  The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent, three years of Anesthesia Technician experience, and be a certified Anesthesia Technologist by the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). 

Work week - Monday - Friday with rotating weekends and holiday call 

Shift: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

 KEY FUNCTIONS

Clinical (direct patient care) • Provide technical support for the delivery of anesthesia care in the OR and off- site areas under the immediate direction of the anesthesiologist or CRNA. Conduct face-to face interaction with anesthesia providers prior to case starts.
• Provide support to anesthesia faculty and staff by obtaining needed supplies, drugs or equipment for the delivery of cancer care in the OR and off- site areas
• Set up intravenous fluids, gas cylinders, arterial monitors, blood and fluid warmers, and humidifiers using aseptic techniques. Set up or assist with set up of anesthesia machines and suction equipment for each procedure
• Readily available in assigned areas (stay available in POD), responding to staff pages in a timely manner
• Maintain operating rooms by cleaning, assembling and restocking anesthesia equipment and supplies.  Disposes of appropriate items and ensure all items are replaced and in appropriate location. Restocks carts and supplies daily prior to shift end
• Inspects work areas at the end of each shift ensuring compliance and releasing shifts appropriately. Coordinates shift to shift hand off. (sign off face-to-face)
• Perform other work duties as requested
  Knowledge of the set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors, and ancillary devices.

Equipment and Supply Management  • Determines clinician set-up needs prior to cases, ensure equipment and supplies are ready for cases
• Completes supply room inventory and restocking as needed.
• Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.
• Performs daily inspections of equipment and supplies on the anesthesia specialty carts

Surgery Coordination and Training    • Coordinate and administer the day-to-day scheduling of anesthesia technicians
• Assist supervisors with performing daily inspections or audits of equipment and anesthesia carts. Assist with equipment troubleshooting and minor equipment repairs. Coordinate with Biomed
• Preceptor for student/trainee rotations and new employee orientation; provides formal evaluation of their progress and competencies.
• Ensures rooms are appropriately turned over and ready in a timely manner; monitors daily duties to ensure completion. Ensure reports and logs are completed daily to supervisors
• Resource for the staff technicians (questions and solving problems). Serves as a liaison between anesthesia providers and anesthesia supervisors

EDUCATION

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associates Degree in Anesthesia Technology

EXPERIENCE

Required:  Three years of Anesthesia Technician experience; with preferred degree no experience is required.

Preferred:  Two years of Anesthesia Technician experience with Associates Degree in Anesthesia Technology.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: 

Required: Certified Anesthesia Technologist by the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT).  Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 

Preferred Certification:   None

 It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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