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Anesthesia Technician

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Providence is calling an Anesthesia Technician (Full-Time/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. CA.

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We are seeking an Anesthesia Technician who will coordinate and manage activities related to anesthesia department. Maintains anesthesia machines and equipment. Sets up operating rooms with required anesthesia and physiologic monitoring equipment in preparation for anesthesia in surgical and obstetric suites. Removes and cleans equipment at end of procedures and restocks anesthesia supplies for subsequent use.

In this position you will:

  • Coordinate the needs of anesthesia. Assists with technical aspects of getting patients ready for general or regional anesthesia. Assists anesthesia clinicians with intravenous and intra-arterial and other monitoring catheters.
  • Verify functioning and proper layout of equipment and disposable products.
  • Order, stock, and set up anesthesia equipment in all ORs on a daily basis and between each case.
  • Clean and sterilize all anesthesia equipment when necessary.
  • Represent department of anesthesia in interdepartmental matters when Anesthesia Coordinator is unavailable.
  • Interface with other disciplines, such as anesthesia repair contractors, OR and OB staffs, CNA's, and anesthesiologists.
  • Coordinate activities for maintaining anesthesia equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining equipment repair logs and develops an equipment database.
  • Assist in capital equipment preparation in cooperation with the Anesthesia Coordinator and Chief of Anesthesia.
  • Is immediately available on a first priority basis to assist any and all anesthesiologist in emergent situations such as difficult airway patients and compromised patients requiring resuscitation in the operating room.
  • Stay current with new technology such as equipment, procedures and instruments as it's introduced into the department.
  • Documentation/Information Management:
  • Responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation and order entry.
  • Enter requested
  • Utilize hand held computer for documentation.

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Hospital Information Systems.
  • Communicate patient information and changes to RN.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information
  • Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:
  • Participate in and can articulate department and hospital performance improvement projects.
  • Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to JCAHO, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.
  • Maintain current knowledge regarding JCAHO standards for this position.
  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance.
  • Have knowledge of Tracer methodology.

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision).
  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition).

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.
  • Certification in Anesthesia technology within 12 months of employment.
  • Requires current BCLS certification.
  • OR experience and knowledge of OR equipment.
  • Prior knowledge of anesthesia equipment.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English to successfully use electronic monitoring equipment.
  • Ability to assist in difficult intubations.
  • Ability to set up and assist in A-line and Central line placements.
  • Requires the ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
  • Requires the ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks.
  • Requires ability to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks.
  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Prior work as an anesthesia tech.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women's and Children's Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Torrance , Anesthesia Technician, Other , Torrance, California

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