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Technician, CVOR Anesthesia II

Location Clackamas, Oregon Job Number 967868 Date posted 06/30/2021
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Description:

Participates w/ the Health Care Team in delivering quality health care to patients in a manner which reflects KP's mission, vision, & values while supporting the LMP principles & practice. Participates in creating a high-performance culture based on a joint decision making process. Provides support & assistance to the patient & Health Care team to promote population-based care, continuity of care, customer satisfaction, & self-care. Demonstrates strong interpersonal & communication skills. Assumes timely duties in assisting anesthesia providers by performing specific responsibilities as they relate to preparation & maintenance of equipment & supplies needed for the delivery of anesthesia care thus permitting more time for the anesthesia provider to be directly involved in patient care.


Essential Functions:

- Self-motivated, seeks supervision/consultation or refers to another resource when unable to perform safely, effectively or w/in role

- Assist w/, set-up, & operate rapid infuser

- Demonstrates positive interaction w/ the public, employees, supervisors & clinicians/providers

- Handles patient & employee info w/ approp sensitivity & safeguarding to ensure confidentiality & right to privacy; uphold HIPPA standards

- Uses effective communication skills to minimize conflict and/or address difficult situations

- Consistently demonstrates & incorporates principles of safety & infection control into daily activities as outlined in organization policies/procedures

- Actively participates in safety & infection control program & activities

- Demonstrates reliability & excellent attendance

- Monitors & takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences

- Restricts personal business to non-patient care areas during break times

- Responds to OR/PACU/SPU Code 99

- Monitors & maintains anesthesia machines & related equipment

- Assemble & organize equipment as needed by the anesthesia staff provider

- Maintain adequate workroom & anesthesia machine supply

- Keep the anesthesia workroom neat, clean, & orderly

- Decontaminate & clean supplies & equipment according to pre-established routines

- Performs routine preventive maintenance checks on all equipment, respirators, laryngoscopes, & blood pressure cuffs

- Handles & disposes of contaminated equipment following established protocols

- Checks soda lime canisters daily & changes soda lime as necessary

- Tags & processes any equipment needing repairs

- Researches, establishes, & maintains inventory of special supplies

- Performs & records Nitrous testing on all anesthesia machines

- Check & replace O2 tanks, Nitrous tanks & air tanks

- Perform V I-STAT or similar equipment & Glucometer calibrations as needed by site

- Perform tasks as requested by anesthesia on I-Stat, Glucometer

- Assists w/ regional blocks & lines as requested

- Set up & operate rapid infusor

- Wipes down anesthesia equipment, BP cuff, leads, etc. at turnover of each case

- Participates in continuing education

- Promotes age specific & culturally sensitive care across the surgical continuum providing customer satisfaction

- Supports & participates in the orientation experience of new employees & students

- Completes special projects & assignments

- Assist anesthesia personnel in set-up of arterial or central lines

- Assist in set-up & operate cell saver devices

- Performs daily QI on all machines related to anesthesia & result reporting

- This job description is not all encompassing

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician
- Currently functioning independently for a minimum of six (6) months in CVOR
- High school graduate
- BLS Certification
- ASATT Certification
- Fair Share Call
- Able to cover call and/or work weekend shifts

 

Preferred Qualifications:

- Two (2) to three (3) years of anesthesia tech experience, preferred
- ACLS accreditation, preferred
- Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology, preferred
- Basic hygiene concepts, preferred
- Good body mechanics and safe lifting techniques, preferred
- Independent worker able to prioritize activities and work quickly, self-motivated, preferred
- Knowledge and understanding of sterile technique, preferred
- Good listening skills, preferred
Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Working Hours Start: 06:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W02|AFT|Local 5017 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Sunnyside Medical Center - Operating Room-4 - 1001 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.