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Anesthesia Tech - 11am Start Time

Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted
23 Sep 2022
  • Assists anesthesia provider in the acquisition, preparation, application, evaluation and maintenance of equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. Supports the clinician in the establishment and management of invasive pressure monitoring.
  • Sets up monitoring equipment in the operating room. This includes the operating table, autotransfusion system, electrocardiograph (ECG) and temperature cables, hyper/hypothermia blanket, medication and pressure manifolds, rapid infusion warmer, recorders, defibrillators, the patient monitoring system, and transesophageal echocardiography imaging unit (TEE) machines.
  • During surgical procedures, assists in the insertion of arterial pressure lines, central venous and Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, draws arterial and/or venous blood samples for diagnostic testing, checks ventilators for proper operating efficiency, operates monitor and recording systems, and identifies the various types of intubation blades and fiberoptic bronchoscopes as well as any other special equipment or supplies required for difficult intubation.
  • Calibrates all pressures and recording systems within the patient monitoring system to ensure and maintain precise readings.
  • Assists in transfers of patients to and from the operating room, collects all data sheets and transports them with the patient, and establishes ECG and pressure monitoring at the destination.
  • Cleans all non-disposable equipment after each procedure, performs daily maintenance checks and stocks equipment.
  • Moves anesthesia equipment to proper surgical suite; checks equipment to verify proper connections, gases turned off, etc.
  • Maintains adequate supply of proper equipment such as: needles, syringes, air-ways, endotracheal tube (ET) tubes, scopes and blade, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and other necessary items in anesthesia carts.
  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions or failures and takes all necessary steps to promptly return the equipment to a safe and reliable operating condition, using backup equipment when necessary.

Scheduled Hours

Full-time on 2nd shift (1100-1930) 
On-call obligations
Orientation will be from 0530 -1400.

Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

High School Graduate.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 1 year of experience in a surgical, medical or related healthcare setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.Basic computer proficiency.Certification AddendumTeam members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others).

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Details

  • Job Reference: 719476051-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application