Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center will bring acute inpatient medical services to communities in Cumberland, Perry, and York counties. The facility, set to open in the Fall of 2021, will feature 108 private inpatient beds and an attached outpatient medical office building. This is a unique opportunity to be part of opening a new hospital with a highly collaborative and team-oriented culture.
The Anesthesia Technician assists the anesthesia team prior to, during, and following patient procedures involving the operating room, endoscopy/bronchoscopy, cesarean sections, etc. The Anesthesia Technician checks and supplies anesthesia carts and machines, checks and replaces anesthesia, gas tanks, disassembles used anesthesia equipment, disinfects machines and supply carts, replaces used products and prepares transducers for invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and responds to codes throughout the hospital. This position has significant patient contact while assisting in transport and procedures. This position works collaboratively with Anesthesia, Nursing staff, and other hospital resources. In addition, the anesthesia technician assists with the preparation of anesthesia supplies both preoperatively and post operatively by cleaning, maintaining, packaging, ordering, and inventorying of anesthesia supplies.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Participates as the primary assistant to Anesthesia for procedures in the Operating Room, as well as, Endoscopy, Labor and Delivery, Inpatient, & Pre-op/PACU.
Prepares anesthesia supplies: Preoperative
Ensure anesthesia carts are supplied and machines are in each room prior to the beginning of the surgery schedule and between procedures. Checks and replaces anesthesia gas tanks as needed.
Retrieve special anesthesia supplies that are anticipated and/or requested by the person administering the anesthetic before and during surgery.
Prepares complex equipment and supplies for hemodynamic monitoring. This varies based on location and may include peripheral arterial and pulmonary artery catheter transducers, EKG, pulse oximeter, and nerve simulators.
Ensures monitoring equipment and supplies are ready.
Ensures the anesthesia machine is ready for use including troubleshooting and correcting problems. May perform daily anesthesia equipment inspections including suction, electrical plugs, gas connections, oxygen and nitrous oxide cylinders.
May assist in positioning patients for procedures. Intraoperative:
Provide and set up disposable materials needed to collect blood.
Aseptically assemble auto transfusion disposables.
Assist in dressing and securing IVs and Arterial lines.
Assist Anesthesia during intubating and extubating procedures as directed.
Restock all used supplies as needed before/during/after a surgery.
Dispose of contaminated materials and disinfect equipment in accordance with general operating room P&P concerning biohazardous waste.
Maintain awareness of physiological parameters and baselines of patients during a surgery. Postoperative:
Clean anesthesia equipment in the Operating Room and outside locations following each procedure.
Clean, maintain, and package used anesthesia materials and equipment.
Inventories and orders anesthesia supplies, as needed.
Run errands as requested by anesthesiologists/CRNAs/charge RN/other team members as appropriate to facilitate the preparation and conduct of anesthesia. Perform additional duties as requested by other team members.
Trouble shoot broken equipment and fix as directed by clinical engineering and submit service tickets when needed.
High School diploma or equivalent required
Strong science background preferred
Current BCLS certification required
Previous direct patient care experience with exposure to patient monitoring modalities preferred (this may include licensed or unlicensed caregivers, and/or individuals technically trained in other areas of patient care)
Minimum 12 months of previous Phlebotomy experience that includes venipuncture, skin puncture, patient preparation and post collection transportation/processing is required if performing blood draws.
Certification by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians required
Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:
Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Matching 401K retirement plan
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant urban area surrounded by small town rural communities which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Harrisburg Symphony, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse and The Chambersburg Community Theater, museums, Jubilee Day (oldest 1 day street fair on the east coast), farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Washington Nationals AA Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the Williams Grove Speedway. South Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as the Poconos’s, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City, Pittsburgh, and the eastern shore.
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