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Surgery - LVN Anesthesia Technician

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 08-28-2017
JOB TITLE:       LVN Anesthesia Technician
POSITION SUMMARY:  The LVN Anesthesia Technician provides assistance to the anesthesiologist and CRNA’s in the provision of anesthesia services.   The LVN Anesthesia Technician assists the licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. In this role they contribute to safe and efficient anesthesia care. They provide support to anesthesia in routine and complex surgical cases; provide service by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Prepares equipment and supplies needed to administer anesthesia.  Coordinate and setup all anesthesia-related equipment and supplies before each case. Evaluate the daily surgery schedule for needs, oversee daily operations,  retrieve and setup additional equipment and supplies when needed.  Maintain supply par levels, retrieve and order supplies as needed.   Clean and disinfect equipment after every case and perform a terminal clean to each anesthetizing location room at the end of the day.  Retrieve additional medication and blood products including checking blood products with licensed personnel.  Perform POCT as related to Anesthesia.
Assists Anesthesia providers and other medical personnel with inductions, airway management, non-invasive and invasive line placement, positioning patients, specialized procedures and transporting to and from anesthetizing locations.  Possess the competence and knowledge to operate, support, and troubleshoot anesthesia-related equipment.
Successful completion of competencies related to inspection, calibration, utilization, troubleshooting and understanding of all electronic equipment utilized by Anesthesia and other medical personnel.  Ensure equipment is properly functioning and operational per manufacturer requirements.  Responsible for equipment procurement and replacement.  Conduct proper handling, storage, cleaning, and sterilization of all anesthesia equipment per manufacture requirements.
Customer Service Excellence: Customers defined as patients, families, visitors, co-workers, our community and business partners.  Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses to represent Wise Health System as a unified supportive system. & Wise Health System’s mission, vision, and values,. Engages full spectrum of communication excellence:  models integrity, personal accountability, engagement, communication bridges, active listening, open dialogue, empathy, understanding and interest.  Acknowledges and respects individual cultures, values, beliefs and preferences.  Practices self-care and renewal. Willingly takes the initiative to improve customer service.  Collaborates with interdisciplinary team for efficient and safe patient care.
Assists in the orientation, education and training of newly hired Anesthesia Technicians and newly hired CRNAs.  Participates in all departmental and WHS mandatory in-services.  Shows motivation and self-direction in offering to do additional cases, breaks/lunches, and other tasks as assigned.  Participates in early/late  rotation, vacation, and off-shift coverage as necessary.  Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
Follows guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.  Practices within the system and departmental policies and procedures.
Provides assistance with Anesthesia care including induction, maintenance, and emergent cases under the supervision of the Anesthesia provider.  Assists with general and regional anesthesia demonstrating knowledge of anatomy and physiology as applied to anesthesia care.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:  Operationally, the Anesthesia Technician is under the direction and supervision of the RN Circulator, Anesthesia Staff, and Surgery Manager. Administratively the anesthesia tech under the Director of Surgery and Chief Nursing Officer.
REQUIREMENTS: 1) LVN 2) CPR certified  3) Unit specific competency training and evaluation  4) HS graduate or GED preferred  5) Previous clinical/surgery experience

Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire.  
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 10-20 pounds daily
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Non-exempt hourly
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