Anesthesia Technician, Surgery Services, Full-Time, Variable (8hrs)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Laguna Hills, California
Internal Number: SAD004430
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The Anesthesia Technician I is responsible for aiding the Anesthesiologists in a safe, appropriate and effective manner under the direct supervision of an Anesthesiologist. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: assembly, set-up and troubleshooting of all anesthesia equipment including anesthesia machines and ventilators, stocking of anesthesia machines and carts with supplies needed for patient care. The Anesthesia Technician assists with the routine and emergency services, to Anesthesiologists and licensed personnel, while working within the scope of practice. This position maintains clinical equipment in the Surgery Services Department and they are responsible for, trouble shooting and communicating with service coordinators, bio-med, vendors and Anesthesiologists, regarding repairs and supplies. Lastly, this position provides in-servicing of the Surgery Services staff in the use of clinical equipment and status of equipment as necessary.
Communication to facilitate patient care delivery and unit efficiency
Performance of daily organization of anesthesia field & carts
Perform anesthesia machine checkouts.
Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot anesthesia machine, ASA monitors, and adjunct equipment problems
Provide anesthesia specific supplies, instrumentation, and equipment
Adheres to Patient Safety Protocol
Maintain unit readiness for emergency cases
Assist with instrumentation and supplies for Anesthesia schedule (anesthesia cart readiness)
Maintain current/accurate unit information
Assist with anesthesia supply room activities & coordination
Support staff cross-training
Responsible for ordering and stocking anesthesia supplies, equipment, and medications
Assist with inserting intravenous lines and managing patients’ airways.
Supports Operating Patient Care Technicians and duties.