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Sutter Health Anesthesia Technician I - Surgery Center in San Jose, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary:

Responsible for the set up and calibration of anesthesia equipment and supplies, preparation of IV infusions and operation of all common physiologic monitors. Functions as a member of the Perioperative team, providing support to all members of the patient care team. Maintains aseptic environment within the OR and PACU. Responsible for securing of necessary equipment, instruments and supplies for perioperative procedures.

Principal Accountabilities:

Stocks and maintains all anesthesia equipment including ventilators, intubation scopes, laryngoscopes, and physiologic monitors.

Anticipates needs and responds to events related to intubation and airway management.

Performs technical aspects of care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent manner.

Assists with preparation of anesthesia set-up including IV’s machine checks and supplies.

Performs efficiently and effectively during emergency situation.

Follows the commitment to excellence and treats patients, families, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism.

Provides developmentally appropriate care to support patients during surgical visit.

Demonstrates competency in maintaining a safe, aseptic environment within the OR, PACU, Pre op area.

Qualifications:

REQUIRED: high school diploma or equivalent; Current CPR certification.

At least two of the following:

Sterile Processing Technician experience

1 year operating room experience

Experience in related healthcare environment

PREFERRED:

Anesthesia Technician Certification

KNOWLEDGE:

Basic knowledge of aseptic technique.

Knowledge of computerized Operating room scheduling system

Knowledge of Anesthesia machine, OR Tables and difficult intubation scopes and light sources.

SKILLS:

Verbal and written communication skills for frequent and challenging contact with physicians, employees, patients and patient families; requires patience, tack and compassion.

Basic computer skills to include keyboarding, mouse movement and data entry skills to enter information into practice management and EHR.

Ability to effectively organize and prioritize tasks

Ability to work with others in a flexible and cooperative manner

Ability to lift and position patients properly using best practices

Visual capabilities to observe patients and instruments

Ability to maintain composure during challenging interpersonal interactions

Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Applies moderate mental application and concentration to handle varying procedures and interruptions.

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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