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Anesthesia Technician III (Mid Shift)

Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45
The Woodlands, TX
Category: Surg Tech
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: 11am - 7pm
Work Week: Varies
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45, and includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building, which opened March 2016. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices.
Job Summary
Knowledgeable in the operation and initiation of all vital signs monitoring in the operating rooms, catheterization laboratories, intensive care units, and other patient areas. Knowledgeable about all anesthesia supplies and equipment. Displays excellent troubleshooting skills in handling monitor and equipment problems. Assists in the training of new employees. Completed a minimum of 2 years as an Anesthesia Technician II including proficiency examinations before being promoted. Passed national certification examination for Certified Anesthesia Technician (CerAT) certified by American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates knowledge about all monitoring and anesthesia equipment and the use thereof, according to procedure manual standards. (EF)

  • Sets-up, checks calibrations and performance of all monitoring equipment before connecting to patients. (EF)

  • Inventories anesthesia and monitoring supplies and orders as needed. (EF)

  • Restocks and cleans anesthesia machines and carts following each procedure. (EF)

  • Follows Operating Room Scrub Attire procedure and departmental Infection Control procedure. Cleans workrooms and disinfects equipment between patient usage. (EF)

  • Responds to Code Blue pages in the operating room and assists with patient monitoring, defibrillation and transport. Maintains current CPR certification. (EF)

  • Responds appropriately and performs all duties when on ""on call."" (EF)

  • Assists the anesthesia team with regional blocks or other procedures as requested. (EF)

  • Takes an active role in the training of Anesthesia Technician Is. Provides guidance and support for Anesthesia Technician IIs.

  • Receives information from various sources, assimilates, and communicates in an accurate, timely, and effective manner. (EF)

  • Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, manuals and other resource information. (EF)

  • Works well with others to make contributions to the work effort as a whole and facilitates problem resolution. Communication to promote both efforts is clear, professional and appropriate to the age of the patient served. (EF)

  • Completes and passes proficiency tests and all hospital required safety in-services as well as annual competency exams. (EF)

  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)

  • Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) in maintaining an environment that assures all customers, all individuals, are treated with dignity and respect. Employee actively participates in making recommendations for improving working relationships in the department/unit. (EF)

  • Demonstrates Service PRIDE Standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, seeks out patient and visitor contact, displays appropriate body language at all times, takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor, honors diversity and thanks each customer). (EF)

  • Performs all other job related duties as assigned. (EF)

  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
    Prefer minimum of 30 hours of college credit
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    Minimum of three years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician or Associates degree in Anesthesia Technology plus two years of experience
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
    Must be a Certified Anesthesia Technician (CerAT) certified by American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT); CPR
    SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
    Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
    Ability to communicate effectively in English
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Activity Checklist attached
    WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    Includes office, patient care units, and invasive procedure areas.
    Includes exposure to hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens.
    Adherence to universal precautions is mandatory.
    Employee must be able to pull, push, and lift items weighing greater than 25 pounds.
    Extended periods of standing are required.
    Significant potential for exposure to latex
    Activity Checklist
    Work Environment % of time spent
    Inside _____100%___
    Outside _____________
    General Yes No
    Vision
    - General _x___ ____
    - Depth Perception _x___ ____
    - Color Perception _x___ ____
    Smelling _x__ ____
    Hearing/Listening _x___ ____
    Speaking Clearly
    - Simple _x___ ____
    - Complex _x___ ____
    - English _x___ ____
    - Foreign Language ____ __x__
    Touching
    - Hand _x___ ____
    - Finger _x___ ____
    - Dexterity _x___ ____
    - Sensitivity
    (heat, texture, etc.) _x___ ____
    Physical Activities
    Sitting _x___ ____
    Standing _x___ ____
    Twisting _x___ ____
    Bending _x___ ____
    Stooping _x___ ____
    Squatting _x___ ____
    Kneeling _x___ ____
    Strength Requirements
    Heaviest weight lifted _20 lbs____
    Heaviest weight push/pulled _20lbs______
    Distance pushed/pulled ________
    Lifting Requirements
    Does the job require lifting weight?
    Above At Below
    Weight Shoulder _
    01 - 10 lbs __x___ _x_ __x___
    10 - 25 lbs __x__ __x_ __x___
    25 - 50 lbs _____ _____ __x___
    over 50 lbs _____ _____ _____
    Mobility Requirements Yes No
    Walk _x___ ____
    Run ____ _x___
    Climb
    - Stairs ____ _x___
    - Ladders ____ _x___
    - Inclines ____ _x___
    - Objects/Equipment ____ _x___
    Crawl ____ _x___
    Carrying (30 lbs) ____ _x___
    Occupational
    Environmental Conditions
    Extreme Cold ____ _x___
    Extreme Heat ____ _x___
    Noise ____ _x___
    Dust ____ _x___
    Fumes/Odors _x___ ____
    Confined Spaces _x___ ____
    High Places ____ __x__
    Mechanical Equipment ____ __x__
    Electronic Equipment ____ __x__
    Pressurized Equipment ____ __x__
    Equipment Used
    Keyboard _x___ ____
    Computer _x___ ____
    Telephone _x___ ____
    TV Monitor ____ __x__
    Mechanical Equipment ____ __x__
    Mobile Equipment
    - Non Motorized ____ __x__
    - Motorized ____ __x__
    (includes cars, trucks,
    forklifts, etc.)
    Tools
    Hand ____ __x__
    Long Handle ____ __x__
    Precision/Surgical Inst. ____ __x__
    Power ____ __x__
    Power Precision ____ __x__
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.
    Company Profile
    Houston Methodist The Woodlands is the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will feature a new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot facility.
    Company Description:


At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region's premier health care system seriously.


With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves €” and the careers we build €” to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.


Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.


Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.




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