Emory

Anesthesia Technologist II

Division
St. Joseph's Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Campus Location
US-GA-Atlanta
Department
SJH Anesthesia Services
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
121047
Job Category
Clinical & Nursing Support
Schedule
11a-7:30p
Standard Hours
40 Hours

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory Nursing Support professional. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals:  Emory University Orthopedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

  

We’re looking for passionate nursing support professionals who are ready to join a team that’s redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare is on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.

 

We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

 

Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

FT, 11a-7:30p, Anesthesia Services, Required on-call weekdays/weekends/holidays

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Anesthesia Technician II performs all duties of an Anesthesia Technician I.
  • Responsible for set up of invasive monitors and supports sophisticated equipment in anesthetizing locations and other patient care areas.
  • Assists anesthesiology personnel with placement of invasive hemodynamic lines.
  • Follows established procedures for equipment inspection. Tests equipment to ensure that it remains in proper operating condition.
  • Performs lower level troubleshooting and takes corrective action to prevent hazardous situations.
  • Ensures the availability of expendable laboratory and monitoring supplies by inspecting inventories and may initiating purchase requisitions.
  • Stocks supplies and returns items to departmental storeroom upon receipt.
  • Interacts positively with co-workers to ensure the flow of accurate and timely information between departments. Responds to emergency service requests made after regular working hours on a rotating basis. Assists in transporting post-operative patients to the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Follows sterile technique principles and other infection control policies and standards to maintain a healthy work environment.
  • Takes required precautions in keeping with JCAHO, organizational and other safety guidelines when working with electrical equipment. Equipment Checks: Responsibility Description: Performs daily apparatus equipment checks.
  • Troubleshooting: Responsibility Description: Performs lower level troubleshooting and takes corrective action to prevent hazardous situations.
  • Invasive Monitoring Support: Responsibility Description: Sets up and calibrates and assists with insertion of hemodynamic monitoring lines.
  • Assists in transporting post-operative patients to the Intensive Care Unit. Disinfecting of Equipment: Responsibility Description: Cleans and disinfects contaminated key medical equipment after each use.
  • Anesthesia Turnover and Stocking: Responsibility Description: Sets up, stocks and maintains specialty carts, machines, anesthesia agents, and IV fluids, including the exchange of medication trays after each use. Anesthesia Techs may be required to stock Medications Kits/ Cassettes, trays or carts. Anesthesia Techs may be responsible for returning used and unused Medication kits/cassettes or trays to the pharmacy or other designated areas.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred and two (2) years of related healthcare experience as an Anesthesia Technician or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Additional Details

Title, Salary: min- max/hour, The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of each level, relevant experience, skills, performance and internal. $15.75-$23.93

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