MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem - Anesthesia Support Tech in Houston, Texas

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SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Anesthesia Support Tech position is to support the nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists with the administration of anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery in the operating room; also with the cleaning, sterilizing and maintaining of supplies.

Per Diem Anesthesia Support Tech opportunity in Anesthesia Services. The ideal candidate will have two years of healthcare experience, clinical support, ability to troubleshoot equipment, and supply management. Must be able to work at least three days a week (evening shift).

KEY FUNCTIONS

Clinical Support (patient care):

Provide technical support for the delivery of anesthesia care in the OR and off- site areas under the immediate direction of the anesthesiologist or CRNA. Conduct face-to face interaction with anesthesia providers prior to case starts.

Provide support to anesthesia faculty and staff by obtaining needed supplies, drugs or equipment for the delivery of cancer care in the OR and off- site areas.

Set up intravenous fluids, gas cylinders, arterial monitors, blood and fluid warmers, and humidifiers using aseptic techniques.

Set up or assist with set up of anesthesia machines and suction equipment for each procedure.

Readily available in assigned areas, responding to staff pagers in a timely manner.

Maintain operating rooms by cleaning, assembling and restocking anesthesia equipment and supplies. Disposes of appropriate items and ensure all items are replaced and in appropriate location. Restocks carts and supplies daily prior to shift end.

Completes shift to shift handoff prior to departure (face-to-face).

Equipment and Supply Management:

Determine clinician set-up needs prior to cases, ensure equipment and supplies are ready for cases.

Completes supply room inventory and restocking, as needed.

Training and Compliance Regulations:

Completes yearly assessment of competencies.

Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associates Degree in Applied Science or related field.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Two years of healthcare experience; with preferred degree no experience is required.

Preferred: None

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Certified Anesthesia Technician by the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.

Preferred Certification: None

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