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Anesthesia Technical Assistant (Temporary)Location: San Jose, CA Job Number: 901677 Date posted: 10/14/2020
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- On a daily basis and in accordance with department standards, maintains and services all electronic and mechanical equipment used by Anesthesia Department personnel.
- Sets-up transducers, calibrates and zeros monitors.
- Assembles pediatric and adult ventilator circuits.
- Prepares procedural equipment such as the CVP, arterial line, Swan-Ganz and routine intravenous lines.
- Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on a variety of technical equipment used in the operating room such as the Drager and/or Narkomed anesthesia machines, HP Monitors, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion/transfusion systems.
- Identifies malfunctioning equipment, troubleshoots equipment problems and refers more serious equipment problems to appropriate technical repair personnel when there are no established guidelines.
- Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a regular schedule of preventive maintenance and calibration of monitors utilized in the administration of anesthesia, including the BP physiological monitors, Datascope, Propac monitor and Nellcor pulse oximeters.
- Assists in positioning and supporting patients for regional anesthesia procedures such as spinal and epidurals.
- Supports the Anesthesia Provider during insertion of arterial catheter lines and internal jugular catheters.
- Applies monitoring devices to the patient and operates all common physiological monitors (Datex, pulse oximeter, C02 monitor, BP monitors cuffs).
- Removes and disposes of all relevant supplies and equipment following use, exchanging soiled for clean parts between cases and restocking room carts with supplies and drugs.
- Assists in monitoring and ordering supplies for the department.
- Maintains an inventory in the main anesthesia workroom.
- Orders from the pharmacy and stocks all non scheduled drugs.
- May order and stock non-scheduled drugs.
- Cleans and decontaminates equipment per Sterile Processing Department protocols; this includes the disassembly of equipment and sterilization in accordance to the Center for Disease Control guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Hospital experience with an understanding of the function and operation of various kinds of anesthesia equipment.
- High School Diploma/GED.
- BLS required.
- American Society of Anesthesia Technologist and Technicians, preferred.
- Working knowledge of Anesthesia department operations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic instruments and treatment procedures commonly used in the administration of anesthesia.
- Demonstrated understanding of basic anatomy.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other incumbents of the organization.
- Must possess an understanding of aseptic and infection control.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
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.
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