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Anesthesia Technician (Evening)

Location: Wailuku, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 809254 Date posted: 07/19/2019

Under personal supervision, prepares and hands appropriate equipment and supplies to anesthesia providers during induction, maintenance and emergence of anesthesia;  provides supplies and monitors equipment to start and place invasive lines;  following training and when deemed competent and under direct supervision, prepares all appropriate supplies and equipment for surgical, diagnostic and obstetrical cases; maintains and services electronic and mechanical equipment;  troubleshoots problems with anesthesia equipment and supplies; assists in tracking and maintaining capital equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Delivers of services to anesthesia providers; prepares and hands appropriate equipment and supplies to Anesthesia providers during induction, maintenance and emergence of anesthesia.

  • When deemed competent, prepares all appropriate supplies and equipment for surgical, diagnostic and obstetrical cases; connects appropriate gas hoses, mass spectrometry and suction components; assembles and prepares necessary airway and intubating equipment; assembles and prepares (sterile) intravenous solutions and other invasive lines (e.g., arterial, central venous pressure and Swan-Ganz lines); possesses working knowledge of sterile technique; performs sterile skin prep and drape for physician.

  • Prepares procedure trays for arterial line, CVP, Swan-Ganz and routine intravenous lines; prepares and hands equipment and supplies; assembles and prepares transducers; assembles and prepares equipment for cardiac output.

  • Positions patient during anesthetic administration, provides supplies and monitors equipment to start and place invasive lines;  assists during induction/intubation by applying tracheal pressure; places monitoring equipment on patients.

  • Performs glucose monitoring.

  • Evaluates, troubleshoots and performs emergency repairs on anesthesia equipment during surgery;  maintains and services electronic and mechanical equipment used by Anesthesia department in accordance with departmental standards including unit testing, calibrating, cleaning, refurbishing, disassembly, and reassembly to ensure immediate availability.

  • Checks, calibrates, zero balances, and assures proper function of appropriate equipment (e.g., oxygen analyzers, pulse oximeters and mass spectrometer, Arterial/Pulmonary artery monitors, EKG, temperature, blood pressure and transcutaneous monitors, pressure infuser pumps, blood and fluid warmers).

  • Organizes equipment and supplies in departmental workroom.

  • Replenishes supplies in anesthesia machine/chart in each anesthetizing location after conclusion of procedures; restocks and inspects work/supply room; restocks supplies and pharmaceuticals as appropriate.

  • Assists in tracking and maintaining capital equipment; assists in providing input to and following-up with purchasing, repairing and replacing capital equipment.

  • In conjunction with department administrative staff,  identifies all equipment within department with appropriate label; assists in tracking patient charges; files anesthesia records; inventories supplies; works with central supply department to assist in re-evaluating stock levels of supplies and equipment; works with vendors.

  • Assists supervisors with quality improvement data collection. Tracks missing equipment.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum six (6) months of experience in operating room, anesthesia or acute healthcare setting.

  • Education

  • High school diploma.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to follow instructions and to troubleshoot equipment problems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, and customer service.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in health science, or related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of anesthesia equipment, methods of sterilization and universal precautions, basic anatomy, physiology, and universal precautions, computers, supply ordering, and inventory.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Memorial - Wailuku Tower 221 Mahalani St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S02 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Anesthesiology-General 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.

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