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Anesthesia Technician Cert

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: TACOMA
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and
exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health
came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered
around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our expansive
combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites
of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers.
Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health
and well-being of our communities.


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of
patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly
connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health
needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on
us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most prestigious
experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Opportunity to develop and work with highly engaged Perioperative team in a dynamic environment with increasing surgery volumes and complexity. The OR team is a very experienced team with a high degree of teamwork in the OR. Opportunity exists to expand skills in a Level 2 Trauma Center and supportive team for leaning.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

What We Have To Offer:
* Work for a cardiac surgery team that is nationally recognized for outcome excellence, one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide with STS 3-star ratings in aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery, and CABG surgery.

* Join a high-volume program that will allow rapid knowledge gains including minimal access mitral surgery, aortic arch and hybrid procedures, and TAVR.
* Over 600 open heart/TAVR procedures performed annually.
* Join a stable team with three experienced cardiac surgeons, dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia, and a patient-centered team approach that puts the patient first and respects the contributions of all team members.
* Join a team that enjoys the support and stability of one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, Common Spirit Health, which helps provide resources and economies of scale during these uncertain times.
* Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
* Shared governance model with a very engaged Unit Based Council
* Collaborative scheduling
* 8, 10 and 12-hour shift options
* Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
* Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
* Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program
* On-site fitness center available 24/7


Responsibilities

Job Summary:
Anesthesia Technician job is responsible for assisting licensed anesthesia providers, within scope of licensure, in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of safe, efficient and cost-effective anesthesia care. An incumbent provides support for routine and complex surgical cases by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia and involves the operation of a variety of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used to monitor, evaluate and manage the patient undergoing anesthesia.
Work also includes: 1) equipment maintenance and servicing (cleaning, sterilizing, assembling, calibrating and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and recording of inspections and maintenance; 2) calibrating and verifying the functionality of anesthesia equipment and monitoring devices; 3) disassembling and decontaminating equipment after use; 4) stocking anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations; and 5) performing point-of-contact clinical laboratory as necessary.
Work requires knowledge of the use, functionality and operation of all anesthesia-related equipment and monitoring devices and the ability to troubleshoot anesthesia delivery systems as necessary.

Essential Duties:
Assists in the acquisition, preparation, calibration and verification of equipment functionality required before, during and after the administration of anesthesia using Standard Precautions, and applying infection control principles in a correct and consistent manner.
Under the direction of the anesthesia provider and/or RN, assists with patient care, and invasive/non-invasive patient procedures, using aseptic or sterile technique.
Stocks anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations including bronchoscopy carts, pediatric carts, fiber-optic carts, emergency airway bags and any other anesthesia supply location.
Performs some point-of-contact clinical laboratory services; and keeps records of results as defined by regulatory standards.


Qualifications

Education/Experience:
1.Graduation from an accredited Anesthesia Technology program or
2.Two years of related work experience as an Anesthesia Technician or other health care provider (e.g. LPN, EMT, etc.)that would demonstrate possession of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.

License/Certification:
If qualified under #1 above, current certification as an Anesthesia Technician through the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) is preferred.
Current healthcare provider American Heart Association BLS certification required.
If classified as Anesthesia Tech-Cert, certification as an Anesthesia Technician through the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) is required.


CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Anesthesia Technician Cert, Other , TACOMA, Washington

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