ANESTHESIA TECH (NON-REP)

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Anesthesia tech Cancer Center South Bay Location

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Performs a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks according to departmental policies to assist physicians and/or nurse anesthetists in performing anesthetic procedures; calibrates, monitors, troubleshoots, cleans and sterilizes various anesthesia equipment; provides technical skills in the preparation of all anesthesia equipment used during surgical and related medical procedures; and performs housekeeping, stocking, patient care and other duties as assigned.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Actively participates in quality control, quality assurance and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Assists in preparing operation rooms for a variety of anesthetic procedures.
  • Assists in the correct and safe positioning of the patient for the operating procedure to be performed. Attends and participates in equipment and supply in-services, evaluations and staff meetings.
  • Cleans anesthetic machine and other equipment after completion of anesthesia.
  • Cleans rooms and changes linens.
  • Completes all designated assignments in an accurate and efficient manner. Prioritizes work using available resources.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.
  • Disposes of trash and linen per the SIPP protocol.
  • Has a current working knowledge of location, operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the operating room region.
  • Identifies and shares recommendations for containing costs in assigned area.
  • Maintains inventory records and orders, stores, and distributes anesthesia supplies, drugs and equipment. May act as a role model for orientation and training of anesthesia technicians and other health care team members.
  • Participates in the monitoring and documenting of quality improvement issues.
  • Performs patient care functions according to hospital and region policies and procedures. Examples of tasks include: shave preps, non-invasive monitoring, specimen collection, ambulating and repositioning patients. Practices aseptic techniques according to established standards of care and infection control policies. Proactively uses the problem solving process to identify, prevent or resolve inter- or intra-departmental problems.
  • Receives instruments and equipment from assigned OR rooms, removes items tagged "broken"by nurse, and cleans rooms and equipment according to protocol.
  • Responds to, documents and distributes items as requested in a timely manner.
  • Sets up anesthetic machine, tracheal intubation, monitoring equipment, and other supplies peculiar to type of anesthesia.
  • Supports administrative decisions and assures implementation and compliance with all department, institutional and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Transports/receives patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens within the region and hospital according to policies and procedure.

Education Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience Qualifications
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to the anesthesia procedures in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the anesthesiologist.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, under stressful conditions
  • Knowledge of functions, operations and maintenance of various kinds of anesthesia equipment and supplies.

Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS - Basic Life Support

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.