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*Anesthesia Technician Cert

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*Anesthesia Technician Cert','1203731','!*!Contributes to the Anesthesiology department by preparing the Operating Rooms with equipment and supplies to support the daily workload; assists anesthetists and anesthesiologists, patients and co-workers; tracks and maintains equipment, specialty carts, trays and inventory; competently operates equipment and subsequently evaluates and repairs malfunctions; facilitates ongoing education of staff.Key Functions and Expected Performances:

Prepare Operating Rooms for daily workload

FDA anesthesia machine check
Basic and complex set up for general, MAC, or regional cases
Inventory and stock OR cases
Consult operating room schedule to determine equipment needs for procedures. Prepare operating room for indicated procedure to included setting up and calibrating monitoring equipment. Designate and set up special procedure
Ability to assist licensed anesthesia care provider in clinical settings outside the operating rooms, such as: interventional and or/diagnostic radiology, Cath Lab, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery suites, and any other areas as needed.
Assist Anesthesia Care Provider with Patient Care

Ability to recognize a difficult airway, anticipate and provide necessary supplies and equipment
Invasive line placement (knowledge of anatomy and physiology involved in the placement of lines)
Competent in department sterile and aseptic techniques
Setup and operate Rapid Infusion System for processing delivery of blood products during surgical procedures and trauma
Knowledgeable in the use and operation of cell salvage equipment

Function as first line of defense in troubleshooting situations involving machines, monitors, and equipment relative to Anesthesia
Clean, repair and perform routine maintenance on anesthesia equipment to ensure proper function
Clean and reset equipment and operating room quickly and accurately for the next case
Patient Safety

Exercise proper infection control precautions according to Vanderbilt and department policy
Troubleshoots, reports, and removes defective equipment
Disinfects EKG lead wires, O2 pulse oximeter probe, NIBP cuff, and surfaces of anesthesia machine and cart between patient use as well as any obviously soiled equipment
Maintain inventory of emergency carts - trauma and airway
Knowledgeable in the use and operation of point of care instrumentation and documentation
Responds in a timely manner to pages and requests of the anesthesia provider
Knowledgeable of all guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations.
Possess an understanding of pharmacology, anatomy and physiology as it applies to anesthesia care
Respect and Professionalism

Arrives on time for work and meetings
Maintains privileged information for patients and colleagues (avoids gossip)
Exhibits positive attitude and remains flexible with scheduling/assignments
Reads email regularly to stay informed
Abides by the Standards of Practice established by the department
Makes appropriate use of down time
Keeps credentials current','!*!Job requires High school graduate or GED and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):Certified Anesthesia Technician','Respiratory/Anesthesia','TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)','','Anesthesiology 201500','*Anesthesia Technician Cert

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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