The annual salary in the announcement reflects the full time salary. The actual salary will be based on part-time hours worked. The Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia) position is located in Anesthesiology Department of the VA Medical Health Care System Brooklyn. The Anesthesia Technician performs duties of technical support, patient care support, and administrative supports. The Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia) performs all tasks for comprehensive maintenance of the broad spectrum of electronic and biomedical equipment used in Anesthesiology. Technical Support Calibrates and troubleshoots anesthesiology equipment. Uses standard electronic test equipment to evaluate equipment operation and to test, study, analyze, and diagnose equipment problems. Considers alternative resolutions to problems selecting the most effective corrective actions. Work with Biomedical Engineering to repair anesthesia electronic equipment, evaluating and replacing components. With the Biomedical Engineering Technician jointly develops routine maintenance schedules and protocols based on regulatory body standards and equipment requirements. With the Biomedical Engineering Technician jointly develops routine maintenance schedules and protocols based on regulatory body standards and equipment requirements. Understands the details of anesthesia's three main systems (Transesophageal echocardiogram anesthesia related equipment, and patient monitors) including their design, operation, limitations and capabilities. This broad spectrum of equipment ranges from simple items that are electrical/mechanical in nature, to complex integrated electronic controlled devices with multiple interrelated subsystems that must be dealt with on a coordinated basis. Administrative Support Serves as Lead Medical Instrument Technician Maintains stock of anesthesia supplies and equipment as needed, ordering supplies and reviewing new market products for possible purchase. Assists in maintenance of anesthesia workroom so that it is in a clean and orderly condition so that all anesthesia staff may find needed items. Implements practices for infection control procedures in handling anesthesia supplies, drugs and equipment both inside and outside the operating room in order to minimize the risk of cross infection due to contamination. Patient Care Support. Routinely applies noninvasive monitors to patients, and assists anesthesiologists in patient monitoring during invasive procedures and induction by alerting anesthesia staff to abnormal patient parameters. Uses operating theory and knowledge to set up, operate, calibrate, and troubleshoot, anesthesia support and patient monitoring equipment, to include: cardiac output and data recording computers, hypo/hyperthermia units, ventilators, electroencephalographs, respired gas analyzers, electronic thermometers anesthesia machines, and electronic stimulators. Adjust ventilators, monitors, and other equipment as ordered. Assists in positioning of patients and affixes the anesthetic screen, pad arm boards, restraints, and other support. Assists with invasive monitoring by getting needles, syringes, drugs and performing other duties requested by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. Assists with preparations for administering IV fluids by assembling equipment with requested fluids and preparing basic IV solutions. Performs blood gas analysis to provide determinations of blood PH, PC02, and P02, hematocrits, glucose, sodium/potassium electrolytes, and promptly reports readings. This is done during simple and critical procedures. He/she shall be fully knowledgeable in the exacting calibration procedures and be capable of replacing critical operating components of the instrumentation necessary to perform this analysis. Teaches physicians and nurses in correct equipment usage and operations. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7.00am - 11.00am Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit: Yes Telework: Not Available
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