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Providence Health & Services Certified Anesthesia Technician - Main OR in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Certified Anesthesia Technician - Main OR (1.0 FTE, Varabile) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Certified Anesthesia Technician - Main OR that will function as a member of the surgical team under the direct supervision of a registered perioperative nurse. The anesthesia technician supports the anesthesia providers by the preparation and set up of appropriate equipment and supplies for each surgical case. This includes connecting monitoring lines, preparing infusion sets, and operating all common physiological monitors. The incumbent must be able to apply several specialized tests. May provide limited patient care as needed by assisting with prepping and opening supplies before surgery.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with patient care as directed by RN including assisting with patient admission, care, transfer, and discharge

  • Assist RN to provide appropriate environment, equipment, transport devices, and supplies according to age, size, weight and condition of patient

  • Report all observations concerning patients to RN

  • Utilize infection control principles. Maintains an orderly, clean and safe environment

  • Utilize Aseptic Technique, while performing duties as appropriate

  • Support department as needed by ordering and organization of forms, and by maintaining stock levels

  • Support department by transporting patients and assisting with change-over activities

  • Assist with orientation of perioperative assistants and technicians as requested

  • Perform anesthesia changeovers: i.e., changes breathing circuit, masks, bags, laryngeal masks and laryngoscope blades

  • Assist with calibration of anesthesia and monitoring equipment (blood gas machine, accucheck, ACT, arterial pressure machine.)

  • Prepare invasive lines using aseptic technique and calibration of associated equipment

  • Ensure that all non-schedule medications and supplies are available to the anesthesia provider for each case

  • Accurately transport nonscheduled medications to appropriate procedural areas

  • Keep a constant inventory of all medications, IV solutions, inhalation anesthetics, and other expendable supplies

  • Perform cell saving duties including the preparation, operation and maintenance of cell saving machines

  • Maintain equipment including routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and quality control checks as appropriate.

  • Assist the anesthesia provider with patient airway management on a routine or emergent basis by assisting with flexible bronchoscopy

  • Clean and disinfect the bronchoscope after use utilizing standard precautions

  • Assist the anesthesia provider with hemodynamically unstable patient episodes

  • Possibly run blood gas analysis as requested

  • Participate in rotation of call

  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork, by contributing to the team to meet department needs, offering assistance to others, carrying fair share of the workload, and coordinating patient care with other members of the team.

  • Contribute to resolving conflict

  • Utilize problem-solving skills to promote a positive work environment and seeks assistance in resolving conflict when needed

  • Demonstrate department accountability; contributes to and attends Department staff and/or education meetings; participates in Department projects or committees; uses downtime productively


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- equivalent

  • Certification in related area

  • Must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within the orientation period

  • Two (2) years of employment as an Anesthesia Technician -OR- two (2) years of clinical experience in an accredited hospital with an operating room -OR- Completion of an Accreidted Anesthesia Technology Degree

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Anesthesia Techs

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 320095