This position provides technical support to anesthesiologists and surgical staff under the supervision of the Surgical Services Supervisor.
Nature and Scope:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based upon physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served. The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and families
This position provides technical skills as a member of the surgical team, communicating with supervisors, other surgery staff, surgeons, and anesthesiologists.
This position maintains a smooth flow of anesthetic cases, in a timely manner, by assisting the anesthesiologist before, during, and after induction. Has a working knowledge of anesthetic drugs and agents. Is able to pre-test the anesthesia machines and reports deficiency to appropriate manufacturer representative. Recognizes the need for, and adheres to, guidelines for drugs covered by Harris Narcotic Act. Upon request, is able to prepare appropriate equipment necessary for arterial lines, Swan-Ganz, and central line insertion.
This incumbent works with the Surgical Services Supervisor to determine quantity of items stored and ordered on a daily basis. Knowledgeable in all methods of sterilization and implements these appropriately.
This position has the freedom to rotate work areas and duties; to decide which equipment is needed for assembled cases; to order supplies from Central Supply and Storeroom as needed. All other decisions must be referred to the appropriate supervisor.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Completion of coursework in medical terminology preferred
One year as a Respiratory Aide preferred.
Current CPR certification by American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc