Surgical Services - Baystate Health

Req#: R29682
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Surgical Services
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, is looking for a Full Time Anesthesia Technician to join our team in Springfield, MA.

SCHEDULE:

  • Full time, 36 hours/wee
  • Mon-Friday 11am-11:30pm with rotating day(s) off
  • Rotating holidays may be required

LOCATION:

  • Baystate Main Campus and Chestnut OR
  • Springfield, MA

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • HS Diploma/GED/HiSet

  • 1-2 years experience in acute hospital setting strongly preferred

  • Ability to multitask

  • Computer literate   

  • Basic Math skills   

  • Ability to think independently and work under stressful and emergent situations

  • AHA BLS/CPR certification to be completed within 90 days of hire

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

Summary

The Anesthesia Technician, under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or physician, performs a variety of routine direct and indirect patient care activities and technical skills in the anesthesia setting within the established policies and procedures of the Department. This description covers the essential functions of the position. The incumbent is expected to perform other similar and/or related duties as assigned after demonstrating competency.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) First look at troubleshooting and maintenance of anesthesia equipment with equipment status report to Clinical Engineering. Maintains equipment repair records. Performs cleaning and disinfecting of TEE probes & Anesthesia equipment. Prepares the OR for anesthesia, setting up the appropriate IV solutions and fluid warmer based on the procedure and/or physician request.

2) Provides Anesthesia room set-up, turnover, and technical support for all types of cases, including OB, Centennial, Chestnut Surgery Center, IVF, Cardiac, Trauma, Remote Site, Endoscopy, Cancer Center, and Difficulty Airway. Supports and assists the difficult airway team in the preparation of equipment on the airway carts.

3) Is responsible for maintaining continuing education. Participates in organizational performance improvements as directed.

4) Maintains OR anesthesia supplies and equipment; including ordering and restocking. Performs daily I-stat Q.C. and monthly Q.C. as set forth by Anesthesia on other equipment. Assists with equipment set up and/or supplies during emergency situations as directed by the physician and/or RN.

5) Provides age-appropriate care to patients. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups and applies developmental theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patients: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants & Toddlers, and Neonates.

6) Knows and follows proper procedures for anesthesia supplies and equipment. Initiates preliminary review and troubleshooting resolutions of problem equipment. Communicates the status of all equipment-related issues to clinical engineering. Informs charge RN of conditions requiring action to ensure safety, aseptic, and infection control prior to completion of scheduled shift. Completes daily inspection and cleaning of equipment in assigned areas. Removes faulty equipment from the area, labels it appropriately, and reports to Clinical Engineering, or the appropriate Department and Charge RN. Reports to OR prior to completion of the procedure in a timely manner. Prepares OR for Anesthesia according to the procedure. Follows policies/procedures relative to Body Substance Precautions. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. Maintains sterile field when assisting in the opening of sterile supplies and packs. Reports break-in sterile technique promptly to RN.

7) Inspects and evaluate the safety of equipment and or supplies while cleaning and or restocking in accordance with established policy and procedure. Insures that the airway cart is appropriately stocked and maintained. Transports airway cart to team in a timely manner.

8) Participates in staff development and education activities. Completes all mandatory in-service updates on an annual basis as evidenced by attendance rosters. Shows initiative when learning new procedures.

9) Maintains appropriate PAR levels of designated supplies. Demonstrates responsible and cost-conscious use of supplies and resources. Assists in maintaining established supply PAR levels 100% of the time as defined by the needs of the unit and the Anesthesia ordering schedule. Communicates the need for necessary supplies.

10) Provides appropriate patient care within defined limits. Daily, as per standard, sets up equipment/supplies for each machine and case and for emergency cases. Provide necessary and appropriate equipment to assigned operating rooms as requested by Anesthesia staff and/or by the OR schedule. Follows procedural protocols associated with set up, maintenance, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment. Appropriately cleans and cares for specialty instrumentation as directed by the team leader. Follow detailed instructions in order to set up and clean specialty equipment (i.e., blood warmer, TEE, anesthesia machine, difficult airway carts). Shows initiative to perform duties independently or with minimal direction.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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