The Anesthesia Technician prepares anesthesia instruments, equipment, supplies, and drugs for use throughout the Department of Surgery. Job tasks and responsibilities include:
Sets up lines and equipment for surgical procedure.
Troubleshoots anesthesia machinery.
Assists with insertion of lines, intubation and pain blocks.
Stocks anesthesia carts, assists in inventory control of supplies and pharmaceuticals.
Assists in the gathering of data for Quality Improvement.
Assists the charge nurses by doing whatever is needed in the department to maintain efficiencies.
Assists the team with the decontamination and cleaning process.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Orients and mentors new staff members.