Anesthesia Technician - 12hr (Night weekends) / Rotating weekdays

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Rotating - 12 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Anesthesia Technician is responsible for clinically supporting the activities of the Department of Anesthesia. Activities include: provision of supplies and equipment as well as performing a variety of tasks including indirect patient care that help ensure the safe and cost effective delivery of anesthetic patient care.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
  • Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
  • Actively participates in quality control, quality assurance and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Assists in the evaluation of new products by providing feedback regarding use.
  • Assists with record keeping and patient charges.
  • Assures replacement or repair of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Attends and participates in equipment and supply inservices, evaluations, and staff meetings.
  • Contributes in a positive manner to unit and department; supports team culture.
  • Correctly checks and sets up all equipment and supplies utilized by the Department of Anesthesia including anesthesia machines, monitors, invasive lines, non-controlled pharmaceuticals and other tasks as requested by Anesthesia.
  • Identifies and shares recommendations for containing costs in assigned area.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with staff, managers, physicians, patients and their families.
  • Maintains and services equipment by cleaning, and if requested, by sterilizing, assembling, and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and receiving of inspections and maintenance.
  • May assist the anesthesia provider with intra-operative fluid management including volume resuscitation.
  • Participates in the monitoring and documenting of quality improvement issues
  • Participates on unit, department or hospital committees as requested.
  • Performs housekeeping/stocking duties in order to maintain a clean, safe work environment.
  • Practices aseptic techniques according to established standards of care and infection control policies.
  • Prepares and maintains patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.
  • Prepares and operates auto transfusion equipment.
  • Proactively uses the problem solving process to identify, prevent or resolve inter-or intra-departmental problems.
  • Properly disposes of non-controlled pharmaceuticals.
  • Responsible for self-assessment of skill level and seeking resources to learn new skills, equipment, or procedures to maintain currency in position.
  • Supports administrative decisions and assures implementation and compliance with all department, institutional and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Works with clinical educator to orient new staff members and students to the role of anesthesia technician as requested.

Education Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to be flexible in assignments
  • Ability to learn and evaluate new equipment and procedures quickly
  • Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to unusual and emergent situations, remain calm in stressful and emergency situations
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties during time of stress
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of location, operation, calibration, and maintenance of anesthesia equipment and supplies
  • Knowledge of operating room procedures, aseptic techniques and infection control policies

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.