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Certified Anesthesia Technician-MV

Kaiser Permanente
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Assists the Anesthesia provider under the supervision of the Chief of Anesthesiology, or designee. Practices in accordance w/ the legal scope of practice & w/in established standards of care, policies & procedures.

Essential Functions:
- Assembles basic anesthesia set up & equipment.
- Performs daily anesthesia machine check & subsequent leak tests between cases, including room set up.
- Removes disposables from OR at end of case.
- Troubleshoots the anesthesia machine & physiological monitors.
- Actively participates in problem identification & resolution.
- Collaborates w/ the anesthesia provider to develop individualized plan of care that reflects clinical findings.
- Prepares machine for malignant hyperthermia when needed.
- Assists the anesthesia provider w/ direct patient care: Insertion of difficult venapuncture-infant, child, adolescent & adult, induction, fiberoptic intubation, provides cricoid pressure as needed for intubation, positioning patient for anesthesia blocks, emergency C-sections & labor & delivery, responds to Code Blue, Code Pink, etc. w/ Anesthesia care team.
- Manages work assignments to ensure completion of patient care activities.
- Sets up invasive monitoring equipment in routine & emergency situations: Swan-Ganz catheter, arterial line, central venous pressure line, PA catheter, & cardiac output.
- Assists w/ direct patient care under the direction of the Anesthesia provider.
- Performs patient care activities, w/in the scope of practice, considering age related needs of the patient as assigned.
- Assists w/ obtaining lab specimens & ABG's, picks up & delivers, awaits results, as indicated. Coordinates patient monitoring & equipment availability w/ PACU & Critical Care units.
- Works w/ perioperative team to facilitate a prompt OR turnover.
- Assembles anesthesia equipment & supplies needed for general/Reg-l anesthesia.
- Prepares anesthesia procedure trays as requested.
- Removes & disposes of all supplies & equipment, following procedures done by the Anesthesia provider.
- Performs cleaning, sterilization & decontamination of all non-disposable anesthesia related items. Performs terminal cleaning for all equipment, as scheduled & as needed.
- Keeps sufficient stock of supplies & non-scheduled drugs in anesthesia workroom, machines & carts. Reviews for outdated medications.
- Coordinates w/ Pharmacy for out of stock drugs.
- Utilizes working knowledge & operation of all equipment & monitors.
- Performs routine checkout & upkeep of the anesthesia monitoring equipment, as needed.
- Inspects instruments & equipment for damages & sends for repair or troubleshoots as needed. Coordinates w/ Biomedical Engineering for maintenance & repair of anesthesia monitoring equipment, as needed.
- Ensures adequate back-up of monitoring equipment at all times.
- Maintains record/documentation of equipment maintenance & repairs done in the Dept.
- Maintains inventory of all disposable & non-disposable equipment, including all supplies & orders as needed.
- Maintains supply in emergency carts & boxes, such as code blue, malignant hyperthermia, fluid resuscitation/code purple, & fiberoptic/difficult airway.
- Assures a clean, orderly & functional work environment.
- Participates in evaluation & recommendations for new equipment.
- Maintains working relationship w/ approved vendors.
- Organizes work to minimize the use of overtime.
- Identifies & assists in systems improvements that need simplification or correction.
- Utilizes payroll & non-payroll resources to their maximum potential.
- Consistently demonstrates a professional, supportive attitude.
- Initiates & supports new ideas & actively assists others.
- Confronts difficult or conflict situations constructively & seeks appropriate assistance.
- Actively participates in departmental professional development.
- Participates w/ the assessment of current & future learning needs & development of an annual educational plan.
- Supports a collaborative labor-Mgmt environment.
- Applies precautions; keeps a safe environment for self & others.
- Practices customer srv standards as defined by the srv area, medical center, & specific Dept.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Consistently supports compliance, the Principles of Responsibility, & KP's Code of Conduct. Maintains & protects patient confidentiality. Adheres to applicable federal, state & local laws & regulation, accreditation & licenser requirements & KP's policies & procedures.


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

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Certified Anesthesia Technician-MV

Kaiser Permanente
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

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