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MD Anderson Cancer Center Anesthesia Technologist - Anesthesia Services in Houston, Texas

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Anesthesia Technologist position is to assist the licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia.

Anesthesia Technologist opportunity in Anesthesia Services department. The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and three years of Anesthesia Technician experience.

Work week - Monday - Friday with rotating on weekend and holiday call

Shift: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

KEY FUNCTIONS

Clinical (indirect 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 (stay available in POD), responding to staff pagers 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

• Inspects work areas at the end of each shift ensuring compliance and releasing shifts appropriately. Coordinates shift to shift hand off. (sign off face-to-face)

• Perform other work duties as requested

Technical and Adherence to Regulations

• Knowledge of the set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors, and ancillary devices.

• Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.

Equipment and Supply Management

• Determines clinician set-up needs prior to cases, ensure equipment and supplies are ready for cases

• Completes supply room inventory and restocking as needed.

• Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.

• Performs daily inspections of equipment and supplies on the anesthesia cart

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associates Degree in Anesthesia Technology

EXPERIENCE

Required: Three years of Anesthesia Technician experience; with preferred degree no experience is required.

Preferred: Two years of Anesthesia Technician experience with Associates Degree in Anesthesia Technology.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Certified Anesthesia Technician by the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT). 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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 142649

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Evening/Night

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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