Surgical Anesthesia Associate - Operating Room

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • The Surgical Anesthesia Associate serves as an integral member of the perioperative team. They will assist the licensed anesthesia providers in various settings, performing duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and /or Registered Nurse. This position provides support for surgical/procedural cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during, and after anesthesia. The anesthesia tech performs first-level maintenance on anesthesia equipment. Cleans disinfects, sends for sterilization, stocks, orders, and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies. The position performs in an unlicensed but trained capacity and completes technical duties as they pertain to anesthesia support.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 1+ years Surgical or Perioperative Services (Required)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Not Applicable - No Certification and Licensure Requirements Required or Preferred
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Grammar / Spelling
  • Read / Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good - manual dexterity
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Standing - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
  • Walking - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Sitting - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Lift/carry > 50 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)