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Anesthesia Tech III

Job Ref: 27297

Talent Area: Technical

Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Anesthesia Services

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Job Summary

(Full-time, Days)

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. Passed national certification examination for Certified Anesthesia Technician (CerAT) certified by American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT).     

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      1. Demonstrates knowledge about all monitoring and anesthesia equipment and the use thereof, according to procedure manual standards.  2. Sets-up, checks calibrations and performance of all monitoring equipment before connecting to patients.  3. Inventories anesthesia and monitoring supplies and orders as needed.  4. Restocks and cleans anesthesia machines and carts daily following each procedure.  5. Follows Operating Room Scrub Attire procedure and departmental Infection Control Procedure. Cleans workrooms and disinfects equipment between patient usage.  6. Responds to Code Blue pages and assists with patient monitoring, defibrillations, and transport. Maintains current CPR certification. 7. Responds appropriately and performs all duties when assigned the pager for each location and when on ¿on call¿.  8. Takes an active role in the training of Anesthesia Technician I`s. Provides guidance and support for Anesthesia Technician II`s.  9. Completes and passes tests given by the Education Coordinator and completes and passes all hospital required safety in-services annually.       10. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.                         11. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement.  12. Performs other job related duties as assigned.     

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some College preferred.      

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      Work for 1 year as Anesthesia Technician I and for 2 years as Anesthesia Technician II and pass all tests given by the Education Coordinator with an 85% or better score.     

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED      Must be a Certified Anesthesia Technician (CerAT) certified by American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT). Individuals promoted to Anesthesia Technician III prior to April 2007 are not required to be Certified Anesthesia Technicians. However, they are required to take the certification examination at least annually until certification is achieved.      

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED     1. Communication and interpersonal relationship skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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