Tri-City Medical Center

ANESTHESIA TECH

ID
2022-10960
FTE Status
PD .2
Shift
Day
Work Schedule
1130-2130
Cost Center/Dept
7450 - Anesthesiology

Job Locations

US-CA-Oceanside

Overview

Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.

 

Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community’s needs.

 

Position Summary:

The staff Anesthesia Technologist (AT / CAT) is a paraprofessional caregiver in the Operating Room whose responsibility is to prepare the anesthesia equipment and assists the physician in a supportive role for all types of anesthesia delivery procedures. Provide patient care under the direct supervision and licensure of a Registered Nurse (RN) for infants (0 – 1 year of age), pediatrics (1 – 13 years of age), and adult (14 years of age and older population) with demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to patients'/caregivers' rights, as identified within the institution.

 

 

Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
  • Provides support for routine surgical cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia
  • Performs first level maintenance on anesthesia equipment.  Cleans, sterilizes, disinfects, stocks, orders and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies
  • Assists the licensed anesthesia provider in clinical settings such as: the operating room (OR), obstetrics suite (OB), interventional and/or diagnostic radiology, Post anesthesia care unit (PACU), intensive care unit (ICU), CATH LAB, emergency room (ER), endoscopy, with patient assessments, evaluations, transport, positioning, , and airway management possessing an understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies to anesthesia care.
  • Under the direction of the cardiac physician, operate the intra-aortic balloon pump.
  • Knows and adheres to guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations, participating in unit quality assurance, education and training activities
  • Performs duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or Registered Nurse (RN), assists in other patient care or unit duties as assigned.
  • IV certified only:
    • May independently insert peripheral intravenous (IV).
    • May assist the Anesthesiologist with spiking of IV fluids and blood products.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience as an Anesthesia Tech or equivalent experience

Education: 

  • High school diploma or GED, required.

Certifications:

  • Current BLS certification, required upon hire; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.
  • Current ACLS certification, preferred; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.
  • Anesthesia Technologist certification, preferred
  • IV certification, preferred.

 

 

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

 

**To protect the health of patients and staff, and to comply with the new State of California mandates, all job offers are contingent on the successful engagement in the TCMC COVID-19 vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral.)**

 

TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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