Anesthesia Technical Assistant - Grade 520 at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Roseville, California

Job Description:
Under direct supervision of the Anesthesiologist and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), sets up, troubleshoots, and provides general maintenance on all anesthesia equipment.

Essential Functions:
  • On a daily basis and in accordance with department standards, maintains and services all electronic and mechanical equipment used by Anesthesia Department personnel.
  • Sets-up transducers, calibrates and zeros monitors.
  • Assembles pediatric and adult ventilator circuits.
  • Prepares procedural equipment such as the CVP, arterial line, Swan-Ganz and routine intravenous lines.
  • Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on a variety of technical equipment used in the operating room such as the Drager and/or Narkomed anesthesia machines, HP Monitors, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion/transfusion systems.
  • Identifies malfunctioning equipment, troubleshoots equipment problems and refers more serious equipment problems to appropriate technical repair personnel when there are no established guidelines.
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a regular schedule of preventive maintenance and calibration of monitors utilized in the administration of anesthesia, including the BP physiological monitors, Datascope, Propac monitor and Nellcor pulse oximeters.
  • Assists in positioning and supporting patients for regional anesthesia procedures such as spinal and epidurals.
  • Supports the Anesthesia Provider during insertion of arterial catheter lines and internal jugular catheters.
  • Applies monitoring devices to the patient and operates all common physiological monitors (Datex, pulse oximeter, C02 monitor, BP monitors cuffs).
  • Removes and disposes of all relevant supplies and equipment following use, exchanging soiled for clean parts between cases and restocking room carts with supplies and drugs.
  • Assists in monitoring and ordering supplies for the department.
  • Maintains an inventory in the main anesthesia workroom.
  • Orders from the pharmacy and stocks all non scheduled drugs.
  • May order and stock non-scheduled drugs.
  • Cleans and decontaminates equipment per Sterile Processing Department protocols; this includes the disassembly of equipment and sterilization in accordance to the Center for Disease Control guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Hospital experience with an understanding of the function and operation of various kinds of anesthesia equipment.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • BLS required.
  • American Society of Anesthesia Technologist and Technicians, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Anesthesia department operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic instruments and treatment procedures commonly used in the administration of anesthesia.
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic anatomy.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other incumbents of the organization.
  • Must possess an understanding of aseptic and infection control.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.