MD Anderson Cancer Center Anesthesia Support Technician - Anesthesia Services in Houston, Texas
The primary purpose of the Anesthesia Support Technician position is to support the nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists with the administration of anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery in the operating room.
Anesthesia Support Technician opportunity in Anesthesia Services department. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma, at least five years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician in a hospital with a large surgery center, be proficient in the use/care of supplies and equipment used by the anesthesia care team and possess strong organizational skills.
Work week - Monday - Friday with rotating weekends and holiday call
Shift: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clinical Support (patient care): Provide technical support for the delivery of anesthesia care in the OR and off- site areas under the immediate direction of the anesthesiologist or CRNA. Conduct face-to face interaction with anesthesia providers prior to case starts.
Provide support to anesthesia faculty and staff by obtaining needed supplies, drugs or equipment for the delivery of cancer care in the OR and off- site areas.
Set up intravenous fluids, gas cylinders, arterial monitors, blood and fluid warmers, and humidifiers using aseptic techniques.
Set up or assist with set up of anesthesia machines and suction equipment for each procedure. Readily available in assigned areas, responding to staff pages in a timely manner.
Maintain operating rooms by cleaning, assembling and restocking anesthesia equipment and supplies. Disposes of appropriate items and ensure all items are replaced and in appropriate location. Restocks carts and supplies daily prior to shift end. Completes shift to shift hand-off prior to departure (face-to-face).
Equipment and Supply Management: Determine clinician set-up needs prior to cases, ensure equipment and supplies are ready for cases. Completes supply room inventory and restocking, as needed.
Training and Compliance Regulations: Completes yearly assessment of competencies. Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred: Associates Degree in Anesthesia Technology
Required: Three years of Anesthesia Technician experience; with preferred degree no experience is required.
Preferred: Five years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician in a hospital with a large surgery center, be proficient in the use/care of supplies and equipment used by the anesthesia care team and possess strong organizational skill
Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Preferred Certification: None
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 156056
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Day/Evening
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,500
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 59,500
FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
Science Jobs: No