1+ months

ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN

Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104

ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN

Req #: 175162
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - NORTHWEST - ANESTHESIA SURGERY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 07/02/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $21.01 - $30.56 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Hours of work may extend to call coverage, nights, and weekends  

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, were also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a DAY SHIFT, FULL TIME, ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN. The Anesthesia Technician provides technical and clinical assistance, under the direction of an anesthesiologist, in monitoring and preparing the patient for anesthesia, within the Operating Room and/or in other departments within the hospital.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists the Anesthesiologist with intubation and extubation, assists with placements of invasive lines, sets up cell savers, assists with positioning patients during regional blocks
  • Transports patients to ICU; connects monitoring and ventilation devices, prepares and operates anesthesia equipment such as blood gas analyzers, patient monitors, and ventilators
  • Plugs in gases and scavenging,  places clean CO2 tubing on CO2 monitors and calibrates O2 sensors
  • Reports clear information to surgical team and anesthesiologist
  • Checks par levels and expiration dates for pharmaceuticals and supplies, places orders and picks up from pharmacy or stores as necessary
  • Stocks carts with supplies, delivers anesthesia carts to appropriate OR, secures Anesthesia carts and Anesthesia workroom supplies at end of shift
  • Coordinates and collaborates effectively with other members of a multi-disciplinary team, provides constructive feedback and supports team-based care

    REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • BLS Certification
  • At least one year experience in a related operating room or healthcare position

    DESIRED:
  • Associate degree in related field (RN, LPN, or EMT preferable)
  • Anesthesia Tech Certification preferred

    This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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    Posted: 2020-06-10 Expires: 2020-09-03

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