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Anesthesiology Tech, Operating Room

Company: Valley Presbyterian
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Status:Full Time (72-80 Hours Per Pay Period)Job Category:Allied HealthJOB SUMMARY:All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization.The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity. Under supervision of the OR Nurse Manager/and or Charge Nurse, the Anesthesia Technician assists in the care and preparation of the anesthesia supplies and equipment in accordance with hospital policy.EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:2-5 years recent (within the last three years) full time equivalent operating room experience in an acute care setting.Completion of an approved Anesthesia Tech or Surgical Tech training course required.EDUCATION:High School Graduate or equivalent.LICENSURES/CERTIFICATION:Anesthesia Tech or Surgical Tech certification preferred.Current BLS card.LA County Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employmentDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (These are the essential job functions for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others):Assist with intubation.Set up/placement of invasive lines.Strict adherence to AORN Standards and Infection Control practices.Assist in emergency situations.Collection and preparation of anesthesia equipment and supplies both for initial cases and for room turnover/changeover preparation.Set up and ensure that monitors and equipment are in good working order each day.Identify and report needed equipment repair.Participates in projects as directed by the Charge Nurse or Director.Order and maintenance of supplies and carts.Removes outdated supplies.Demonstrates an understanding of organizational structure and utilizes appropriate channels of communicationMust demonstrate knowledge/understanding of Surgical Environment: Unrestricted, Semi-restricted, and Restricted areas; positive pressure environment; air exchanges, closure of doors at all times; surgical dress code; refrigerator and fluid/blanket warmer temperatures; and protocol for out -of-range temperatures.The following job accountabilities are not unique to this particular job but are common to all jobs at VPH:Complies with VPH policies and procedures on customer satisfaction and service excellence.Demonstrates professionalism and cultural sensitivity in coordinating activities and communicating with all customers, peers, and the community at large.Conducts self in a professional, respectful and courteous manner during all interactions.Works effectively and collaboratively with others toward common goals.Adheres to established Hospital/departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assessment and Improvement Program, Infection Assessment and Improvement Program, legal, safety, environment control standards and Patient's Bill of Rights.Must demonstrate knowledge/understanding of Infection Control; Hand washing; use of gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); foam antiseptic; and decontamination of equipment prior to and after use.Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of electrical safety: Checks all electrical equipment for proper working condition; plugs and power cords for fraying/damage; knowledge of red outlet function/location; appropriate use of extension cords, removes damaged or non-functioning equipment immediately and contacts BioMed; and ensures all clinical alarms are audible and not disabled.Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely manner with department and interdepartmental team members.Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication skills, handwriting is clear and legible.Participates in operational aspects of the department, and maintains/participates in performance improvement activities within the department.Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of Care (injury/illness prevention, fire/life safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical equipment management, safety and security management), infection control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan).Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices.Understands the importance of safety, including patient safety in the work place.Maintains a safe environment for self and others.Actively participates in the Patient Safety Program, including event reporting.Identifies sentinel events/near misses and responds per defined organization processes.Participates in education activities and process implementation.Demonstrates advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges patients, customers and visitors.The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent.

Keywords: Valley Presbyterian, Los Angeles , Anesthesiology Tech, Operating Room, Healthcare , Van Nuys, California

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