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Anesthesia Tech – West Jefferson Medical Center

LCMC Health

This is a Full-time position in New Orleans, LA posted January 15, 2022.

POSITION TITLE : ANESTHESIA TECHPOSITION SUMMARY:Anesthesia technicians are integral members of the anesthesia patient care team.

Their role is to: 1.) assist the anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia; 2.) provide support to the anesthesia provider for routine and complex surgical cases by assisting with transport and positioning of patients; 3.) prepare and maintain patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.

In this role, they contribute to safe, efficient, and cost-effective anesthesia care.Non-Clinical Responsibilities:Ability to rotate shifts.

Coordinate the flow of supplies, equipment, and instruments between all Anesthesia sites, SPD, and personnel.

Maintain supplies and equipment in all anesthesia areas and removes/replaces needed equipment.

Stocks and maintains/removes supplies.

Ability to think critically.

Strong verbal communication skills.

Detail-oriented and accurate.

Ability to multi-task and manage time well.

Able to function well under pressure, adapt to change and perform most functions independently; more complex functions require direction from CRNA or Anesthesiologist.

Remain flexible and alters/accepts various tasks and assignments as they arise, per the Director’s requests or designee.This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.JOB SPECIFICATIONS:Education:Minimum Required: High School Graduate or EquivalentPreferred: Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiologyExperience:Preferred: Two years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician; may have an equivalent combination of education and experience.License/Certification:Preferred: Anesthesia Technician certification through the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians.Special Skills/Training:Preferred: Demonstrate knowledge of principles and policies concerning anesthesia procedures.

Must be able to read written directions and to write legibly.

Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and hospital staff.POSITION DUTIES:+ Assists Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the acquisition, preparation and application of equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia.+ Basic anesthesia OR turnover, cleaning, and stocking.

Ready supplies, mechanical and electronic equipment, to help anesthesia providers monitor and manage patients.

Prepare equipment and supplies needed to administer anesthesia to patients.+ Patient transport and positioning.+ Assist with codes.+ Ensure that equipment is clean/sterilized and functioning properly.

Serves as a resource person for other members of the Anesthesia Team.The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.