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Anesthesia Technician - Medical in Mount Pleasant, SC at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 9/22/2018

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Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The primary function of the Anesthesia Technician is to assist the licensed anesthesia provider(s) with functions related to the care and monitoring of patients and equipment.  Responsibilities include:

  • Assists anesthesia providers with patient assessment, monitoring, transport, positioning, insertion of intravenous and other invasive lines, and airway management.
  • Performs setup of sterile blocks for total joint patients; assists physician with blocks including ultrasound setup, dressing block area, clean-up, disposal of sharps, etc.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of necessary equipment and supplies; orders all non-stock Anesthesia products
  • Checks stock supplies and drugs for expiration dates.
  • Cleans and maintains emergency carts (airway, epidural, trauma, peds, L&D & specialty).
  • Maintains drug par levels and supplies for assigned area.
  • Prepares IV fluids for all cases.
  • Provides daily maintenance of equipment and troubleshoots malfunctions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE  

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Graduate of an Anesthesia Technician program strongly preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year previous experience
  • Maintain active BLS, ACLS and/or PALS certifications as required by the facility

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

  • Position performed in a clinical healthcare setting with frequent exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Requires frequent to constant hand movement, including repetitive motions, grasping, holding and significant manual & finger dexterity
  • Requires excellent hand-eye coordination, corrected vision and hearing to normal range
  • Occasional pushing, pulling and/or lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Frequent standing and walking for extensive periods of time
  • Frequent bending and stooping
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and the ability to work irregular hours, including nights, weekend and holidays as necessary