Anesthesia Tech - Endoscopy (1.0)
Billings Clinic

Billings, Montana

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

To ensure the availability and proper condition of all anesthesia equipment, monitors and supplies. Accountable to coordinate the daily activities which include: ongoing inventory of supplies and equipment; adhering to cleaning procedures for equipment; maintains logs, and Performance Improvement activities.

Essential Job Functions

• Provides support to the Anesthesiologist and perfusionists. Anticipates, troubleshoots, and prepares procedure rooms with appropriate supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals (excluding narcotics and sodium pentothal prepared by a RN or Anesthesiologist).
• Maintains appropriate inventory levels for pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment.
• Responsible for proper documentation; monitoring and support for maintenance, calibration, safety and repairs of anesthesia equipment. Complex issues are reported to appropriate personnel.
• Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality care.
• Identifies needs and sets goals for own personal growth and development. Meets all system and departmental educational requirements.
• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Medical equipment/supplies for anesthesia• Regulatory Standards• Common safety hazards and precautions• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines• Operation of anesthesia related equipment• Applying safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines• CPR Certified• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric• Respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations• Interpret, adapt and apply guidelines, policies and procedures• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written• Stand 70% of time• Lift, carry, pull, push up to 20 lb.• Responsible for monitoring the safety, calibration, maintenance and repair of anesthesia equipment. Performance of these duties impact directly on perioperative patient safety. Errors could compromise patient care.• Orientation on safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines performed under the preceptor supervision to ensure checks for quality and accuracy• Oversight for safe pharmaceutical handling requirements is provided by the nursing and physician staff; physician and nursing staff responsible for verification

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