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Anesthesia Technician I (2:00PM - 10:30PM)

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

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GENERAL SUMMARY: Tufts Medical Center is a level one trauma center and academic medical center in the heart of Boston. With a focus on safety and efficiency, the anesthesia technician will provide care according to established procedures and techniques as well as provide the operating rooms with required anesthesia and physiological monitoring equipment in preparation for anesthesia in surgical, obstetric and diagnostic anesthesia suites. This is an integral position in a dynamic and fast paced clinical setting with involvement in various surgical procedures including an advanced cardiac surgery program. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs and/or assists with procedures in the clinical setting. -
2. Assists anesthesiologist with preparation and placement of neurophysiologic monitors. -
3. Assists with induction by connecting patient to hemodynamic monitoring. Assists and anticipates needs of anesthesiologist in invasive monitor insertion and procedures such as arterial access, central venous access, fiber-optic intubation and/or difficult airway situations. Prepares and sets up equipment pertinent to the anesthesia provider and case. Prepares age-appropriate anesthesia equipment, monitors, and airway support. Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring. Sets up, maintains and transports specialty devices used in the diverse clinical areas. Trouble-shoots and corrects monitoring equipment questions. Responds immediately to OR room calls that require assistance regarding supplies, IV pumps, or other items required during the surgical procedure. Inventories and stocks anesthesia supplies consistent with departmental requirements. Maintains an inventory of properly functioning anesthesia equipment in designated area to track repairs. Stocks the operating rooms, specialty carts, anesthesia carts, equipment rooms and remote anesthesia areas with disposable/reusable supplies used by anesthesia staff. Performs the responsibilities for the Anesthesia Stat Lab (ASL) according to JACHO guidelines and as described in the Policy and Procedure Manual. Responsible for preparation and planning for next day case equipment needs. Assists leadership team with strategic initiatives regarding process improvement efforts, with a focus on safety and efficiency
JOB REQUIREMENTS: JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Read and write at a level necessary to perform all duties.
2. Accurately maintain written records in addition to basic familiarity with computers and the ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications. Perform anesthesia technician duties competently. Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work well with people of diverse educational background within the potentially stressful operating room environment. Must demonstrate a pro-active customer service orientation. Requires three to six months of on-the-job training. EDUCATION:
1. High School Diploma or equivalent education required BLS certification for Healthcare Providers required within 90 days of hire. EXPERIENCE:
1. An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Strength: Ability to lift, reach, carry, push and pull 40-50 pounds or more. Ability to stand/sit combination of eight (8) hours or length of assignment. Communication: Ability to speak and hear effectively and meet telephone and customer service standards. Ability to read and write in the English language. Feeling: Noting attributes of objects such as size, temperature, or texture by touching with fingertips. Talking: Expression by means of spoken words to communication oral information to customers accurately, quickly, and loudly enough in the English language. Hearing: Perceiving sounds such as phones ringing, beepers, alarms and buzzers on equipment. Vision: Clarity of both near and far vision. Able to distinguish color, i.e. alarms and buzzers on equipment, and color codes on instrumentation. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:
Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.
Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, Boston , Anesthesia Technician I (2:00PM - 10:30PM), Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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