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Anesthesia Technician

Aurora - Colorado (CO),

Children's Hospital Colorado

Job Description:

Why Work at Children's....


Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

Additional Information


Department: Anesthesiology
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: 0700-1730 Four days a week. Some weekends some holidays

Job Overview


The Anesthesia Technician position assists licensed anesthesia providers in the clinical settings. They perform their duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or Registered Nurse (RN) and following the CHCO policies and procedures. The role is responsible for acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia.

Responsibilities


POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE

  • Neonate - <30 days
  • Infancy - >30 days to 1yr
  • Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs
  • Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs
  • School age - >5yrs to 13yrs
  • Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs
  • Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Provides anesthesia set up for cases by completing the anesthesia machine check out, assisting with first line trouble shooting of anesthesia equipment, conducting inventory of anesthesia machine drawer for appropriate equipment, ensures equipment is in working condition and restocks Anesthesia Work Station (AWS)between cases and maintains safe work environment.
  • Removes the anesthesia equipment from the room post-case, removes equipment from poles and prepares for Sterile Processing department pick up. Disinfects the machine and AWS between cases and at the end of the day.
  • Assists in positioning and preparing patient for procedures as directed.
  • Sets up the rapid infuser, ultrasound, fiber optic scopes, video laryngoscope, trans-illuminators, pressure lines, IV lines, sterile trays and positioning devices.
  • During procedure, under direction from provider, anticipates and provides equipment needed, preparing and dressing line insertion sites.
  • Prepares supplies necessary for invasive line placement.
  • Assists Anesthesia provider with patient transport.
  • Coordinates with external departments to ensure appropriate equipment is available.

Other Information


SCOPE & LEVEL

Guidelines: Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.

Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily

applies standardized practices.

Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or that are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.

Communications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.

Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.

Qualifications


EDUCATION – High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE – No experience required

CERTIFICATION(S): BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire. Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) preferred

Anesthesia experience, preferred.

Physical Requirements


Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Sit: 1-2 hours
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hours
Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Push: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Repetitive: 1/3 or more of time
Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Feet - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 25 pounds: 1/3 or more of time


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Equipment: telephone, computers, reading reports/graphs
Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to dampness: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to eye irritations: Occasional
Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to laser beam: seldom
Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to noise/vibration: occasional
Exposure: Exposure to radiation: seldom
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Occasional.
Exposure: Other: May be frequently required to wear mask and/or gloves or other protective gear
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities effectively.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment.


Equal Employment Opportunity


It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

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