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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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UW Human Resources


Req #: 171486
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 12/03/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,283.00 to $6,641.00 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Permanent Evening Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.

The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Harborview Anesthesiology has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME ANESTHESIOLOGY TECHNICIAN LEAD (Evening Shifts). Under general direction of the Manager, the Anesthesiology Technician Lead prioritizes, assigns, and supports the work of the Anesthesiology Technicians. The Anesthesiology Technician Lead promotes the goals and initiatives of the Anesthesiology Department as defined by the Manager of Anesthesiology Services. The Lead maintains professional working relationships with providers, Anesthesia Technicians, and Operating Room staff, and assists with and checks the work of the Anesthesia Technicians. The Anesthesiology Technician Lead assists with the troubleshooting of anesthesia equipment; facilitates the repair of broken equipment; and trains and supports the technical staff in daily work and in the use and operation of Anesthesia equipment, analyzers, monitors, and procedures.

Primary duties include:  
• Serve as a resource in support of assigned staff.
• Establish priority of work to be done on a daily basis.
• Assign, check, and instruct the technical staff, and coordinate the equipment and supply inventory.
• Assist in training staff. 
• Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
• Coordinate, direct, or provide anesthesia support inside and outside the Operating Room.

Additional duties include:
• Perform all duties of an Anesthesia Technician 2.
• Support effective leadership by establishing priorities in the work to be done.
• Provide work assignments and assist in the direction and instruction of staff in the effective performance of daily tasks.
• Assist with checking the work of staff.
• Participate in the training of new staff in departmental practices and in the ongoing training of staff in general.
• Work independently.
• Set an example for staff with exceptional performance.
• Develop and maintain professional working relationships with staff, physicians, and patients. Abide by UW Medicine’s Service Culture Guidelines.
• Have current knowledge of all cases in and out of the OR and assists in the direction of providing coverage.
• Work within the scope of practice as defined by the department.
• Effectively utilize time and energy by setting the proper priorities.
• Practice effective time management.
• Recognize and effectively assess probable causes or potential problems. Reason through and correct problems.
• Utilize own troubleshooting abilities as well as troubleshooting guides or manuals to assist in problem-solving.
• Implement and monitor quality control procedures. Detect shifts or trends indicating potential problems. Consults with Manager on corrective
• action before major problems develop, keeping manager aware of issues as appropriate.
• Form productive working relationships with co-workers. Facilitate open communication among staff, manager, and faculty.
• Provide fair and immediate feedback on problems with individuals.
• Notify manager when issues are not resolved and of any ongoing problems.
• Notify manager of exceptional staff performance.
• Contribute to staff evaluations.
• Utilize interpersonal skills to resolve problems. Consult with manager as appropriate.
• Orient new staff, residents, and physicians. Make sure appropriate documentation of training is obtained.
• Maintain awareness of safety procedures and see that they are followed. Set an example for staff.
• Recognize potential safety hazards and take corrective action to resolve hazards. Notify appropriate personnel.
• Maintain attendance standard.

• A graduate of an ASATT approved program AND completion of required clinical component or equivalent.
• 3 years of experience with complex surgeries/trauma preferred.
Associate of Arts Degree in Biomedical Electronics OR two years of post-secondary education/training with emphasis in the sciences and two years of experience as an Anesthesiology Technician 2 or equivalent OR three years of experience as an Anesthesiology Technician II or equivalent. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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