Anesthesia Technician Senior - Full Time, Days - $5,000 Sign On and Employee Referral Bonus

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Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
Job Ref:
34567
Talent Area:
Technician
Job Shift:
DAY 1st - Day
Job Type:
Full-Time
Work Week:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Nov. 14, 2022

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Sr. Anesthesia Tech (AT) is an experienced Tech who provides support to the anesthesia providers and other members of the interprofessional health care team. This position is fully competent regarding anesthesia, all anesthetizing locations, anesthesia supplies, and other related equipment ensuring that assigned locations and items are ready, available and in good working condition at all times. The Sr. AT works independently, exercising sound judgement and executing above average clinical skills necessary for assisting with anesthesia-related procedures, troubleshooting of anesthesia-related equipment and set up, operation and initiation of patient monitoring in all anesthetizing locations e.g., OR, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, etc., as well as, in perioperative units, post anesthesia care units, and intensive care units as deemed necessary or as assigned. This position serves as a mentor to Anesthesia Tech's, utilizing skills and knowledge, helping to train and orient others.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25 %

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and date in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Role models, by example, open, professional communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution and achieve mutual understanding. Works well with others to make contributions to the work effort as a whole and facilitates problem resolution. (EF)
  3. Guides and mentors AT's and participates in training of other team members to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. (EF)


SERVICE - 25 %

  1. Independently and competently performs anesthesia support activities in all monitoring and including but not limited to operating rooms, catheterization laboratories, intensive care units, and other patient care areas where anesthesia is performed. (EF)
  2. Assists the anesthesia providers and other members of the patient care team as needed in the provision of patient care before, during and after procedures. (EF)
  3. Serves as point-of-care testing super user for different modalities, as applicable. (EF)


QUALITY/SAFETY - 25 %

  1. Cleans and disinfects equipment and work areas between patients, following infection control standards and department procedures. (EF)
  2. Actively participates in organizing the work flow, problem-solving, and managing multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision. (EF)
  3. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports "near misses" and inputs error promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. (EF)
  4. Serves as resource and trainer for staff in anesthesia support activities such as but not limited to reprocessing flexible scopes and TEE probes in accordance with standards. (EF)


FINANCE - 15 %

  1. Ensures anesthetizing areas and anesthesia services work stations are put back together, organized properly, and ready for use as soon as possible after each case. This includes, but not limited to, keeping monitor cables stored neatly, ensuring that anesthesia gases are turned off, unused supplies are restocked properly, and equipment are put back in designated places. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. (EF)


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10 %

  1. Participates in committees and task forces as assigned, ensuring that critical objectives are clearly explained and action items are appropriately performed. Follow up on action items as necessary to ensure completion of assignments. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technician/Technologist.
  3. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging co-workers (AT I's) in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. (EF)


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) OR
  • Associate's degree in Anesthesia Technology or equivalent health-related field if no certification


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Two (2) years of Anesthesia Tech experience with ASATT certification OR
  • If no certification, three (3) years of Anesthesia Tech experience with an Associate's degree in a health-related field

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • American Heart Association BLS
  • Anesthesia Tech certification through the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging/difficult procedures and patient care situations. Demonstrates sound judgment, demonstrates time management skills and executes above average clinical skills
  • Possess basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Anesthesia Information Systems and Microsoft Office products to maintain patient documents
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No
UniformNo
ScrubsYes
Business professionalNo
Other (dept. approved)No

 

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above. 
  
Travel**  
May require travel withinNo 
Houston Metropolitan area 

 

May require travel outsideNo
of Houston Metropolitan area 
**Travel specifications may vary by department. 
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________ 




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Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.

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