We are searching for an Anesthesia Technician II -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. In this role they contribute to safe and efficient anesthesia care. They provide support to anesthesia in routine and complex surgical cases. Provide service by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.
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Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs and/or assists with procedures. Assists anesthesiologist with preparation and placement of neurophysiologic monitors.
- Assists with induction by connecting patient to monitors. Assists with intubation. Assists with the maintenance of patient’s airway.
- Assists with the insertion of IVs and other invasive lines. Assists anesthesiologist during outside cases.
- Assists and anticipates needs of anesthesiologist in invasive monitor insertion and procedures such as arterial access, central venous access, fiberoptic intubation and/or difficult airway situations.
- Provides support to the patient care team throughout the case. Performs salvaged blood processing per protocol, as required by Department when needed.
- Assists anesthesiologist with volume infusions as directed during intraoperative procedures.
- Prepares and sets up equipment. Prepares age-appropriate anesthesia equipment, monitors, and airway. Prepares IV, arterial line, fluid/blood warmer and CVP setups.
- Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring. Prepares age appropriate equipment for fiber optic intubation. Provides troubleshooting to correct equipment problems.
- Performs complete standard Anesthesia Apparatus checkout. Assists with maintaining and evaluating anesthesia related equipment.
- Evaluates, prepares, and sets up equipment needed to perform out of department anesthesia procedures.
- Conducts other patient-related procedures. Sets up, maintains and transports specialty devices used in the clinical area.
- Transports patients from monitored beds to OR. Trouble-shoots and corrects monitoring equipment problems.
- Responds immediately to OR room calls that require assistance regarding supplies, pharmaceuticals, blood products, forms equipment or other items required during the surgical procedure.
- Assists in the preparation and draping of patient invasive monitoring/procedures.
- Cleans room and restocks anesthesia machine prior to the patient entering the room. Stocks the operating rooms, specialty carts, anesthesia carts, equipment rooms and remote anesthesia areas with disposable/reusable supplies used by anesthesia.
- Supervises the maintenance of anesthesia equipment. Inventories and stocks anesthesia supplies consistent with departmental demands. Maintains an inventory of properly functioning anesthesia equipment in designated area to track repairs.
- Organizes, cleans and neatly maintains all shelves and drawers where anesthesia supplies are kept. Retrieves equipment and inspects for problems. Maintains sterile supplies within expiration date.
Skills & Requirements
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- Required 3 years experience as an anesthesia technician
- BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association
- One of the following:
- CER-A-T - Cert-Cert Anesthesia TECH by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists (ASATT)
- Associate's Degree - Completion of an anesthesia technician training program approved by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)
About Texas Children’s
Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.
Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood.
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