Prepares, operates, cleans, cares for, and restocks anesthesia supplies and equipment; assists in line placements and patient care as required by nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Directly accountable to CEP Anesthesia Technician or designated staff charge person.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with patients, Anesthesiology Staff, Surgeons, Surgical Suite Staff and Students.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of aseptic technique, electronics and electrical safety, and patient monitoring modalities.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of PC skills to include Excel, Word and Epic.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Current BLS 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.
Pursuit of educational program leading up to certification by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians is preferred.
Strong science background preferred.
All newly hired anesthesia technicians will be required to take a certification exam following two (2) years of experience and classroom instruction.
a. Exam will be based on ASATT guidelines and require comparable passing scores.
b. Candidate will be allowed 3 attempts to successfully pass the exam.
c. Candidates who fail the first exam will have two additional chances to pass the exam:
1. Second attempt within 6 months of first attempt
2. Final attempt within one year of first attempt.
3. Anesthesia technicians who fail to pass the exam after three attempts will be terminated.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Heavy lifting and transporting of patients and/or equipment, possibly in excess of 200 pounds, may be required.
Responsible for staffing call, rotating shifts, and holiday prior to being certified.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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