Anesthesia Technician

  • Meritas Health
  • Anesthesia
  • Allied Health
  • DAYS
  • 8am - 5pm
  • Full Time
  • Req #: 2668-1487
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Summary

Meritas Health is hiring an Anesthesia Technician to join our Anesthesiology team in the Northland!  If you’re looking for a great opportunity to serve our community and be part of a growing organization, join our Meritas team!

Here at Meritas our mission is to provide hope and healing to every life we touch.  Whether you are serving patients at a primary care practice, specialty practice, or in a support capacity, every team member works together to complete this mission.  Joining Meritas means you are joining a family that is committed to serving our community and giving patients better quality of life. 

Reasons to Join Meritas:

  • Comprehensive Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, FSA)
  • Employer match retirement plan
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid time off for personal/vacation/sick
  • Six paid holidays per year
  • Educational assistance
  • Day shift schedules

Job Description:

Anesthesia Technicians work under the guidance of a CRNA and Anesthesiologist in the operating room. They support the anesthesia providers in the acquisition, organization, preparation, application and maintenance of supplies and equipment required for the administration of anesthesia. They will provide support and assistance in anesthesia specific clinical procedures. They are responsible for the inspection of all anesthetizing locations.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains sufficient inventory (PAR levels) in the OR suites. Monitors supplies during the day and replenishes as needed. Reports low PARS in the anesthesia workrooms to the OR and Anesthesia Support Technicians.

  • Proficient in the use of all anesthesia equipment. Inspects, troubleshoots and calibrates all anesthesia equipment. Identifies and reports any malfunctioning equipment. Works with Biomed on malfunctioning and defective equipment.

  • Provides assistance with anesthesia specific clinical procedures. Provides support with all types of anesthesia including general, local, epidural, spinal, regional blocks, and moderate sedation. Anticipates anesthesia provider needs. Responds quickly to provider requests. Supports the application of anesthetic principles related to critical event management. Assists with safe, monitored transfer of patients to other units in the hospital.

  • Cleans and disinfects anesthesia machines, monitoring equipment and carts on turnover. Cleans and disinfects inside carts and machines on a regular basis. Organizes and labels equipment and supplies. Disposes of supplies and equipment as necessary.

  • Performs expedient, prioritized turnover of OR suites with a sense of urgency and sets up the anesthesia environment with the appropriate equipment and supplies for the kind of case and acuity of the patient. Prepares and delivers anesthesia equipment and supplies to satellite locations.

  • Consults with vendors on supplies and equipment. Coordinates trials for supplies and equipment. Looks for effective alternatives for purchases. Uses hospital resources responsibly.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent; Associate’s Degree preferred

  • Certification by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) strongly preferred

  • Two years’ experience as an Anesthesia Technician in a level I or II facility

  • Current BLS through the American Heart Association is required

  • Basic knowledge of anesthesia, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and clinical monitoring

  • Initiator of improvement and change; Communicates promptly and effectively; Promotes teamwork; Maintain professional working relationships; Handles stress in healthy manner; Adaptable to each provider; Flexible work schedule including weekends.

More Possibilities:

As the largest network of providers in the Northland, we can offer you more opportunities to grow. Here at Meritas, we believe that together, we will become legendary for our commitment to remarkable patient care. If you are looking to better the lives of those in our community, then join our Meritas family, where your voice counts.

Meritas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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