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Nebraska Methodist Health System Anesthesia Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Performs routine and delegated duties according to departmental policies.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required

  • Completion of Nurse Assistant training preferred.

  • * Experience*

  • Basic patient care, infection control and hygiene.

  • Related hospital training preferred.

  • Medication dosages, previous experience with anesthesia department, medication accountability, cleanliness and knowledge of aseptic techniques.

  • Responsible for ordering supplies.

  • * License/Certifications*

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred.

  • State of Iowa registration as Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) required within one (1) year of employment.

  • * Skills/Knowledge/Abilities*

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, adapt to changes,l earn new techniques and work directly with physicians.

  • Ability to respond quickly in emergencies and work independently.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • * Physical Activity*

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • * Job Hazards*

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

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Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers. - Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.

  • Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.

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Makes available to the Anesthesia Department medications, IV's, and maintains accountability. - All medications and IV supplies are to be ordered daily and made available to the Anesthesia Dept.

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Sets up anesthesia equipment for all operating rooms scheduled for use. - All operating rooms will be readied for each patient with anesthesia hoses connected, vaporizers filled, IV's in place, monitors available as well as other necessary equipment.

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Cleans anesthesia supplies and equipment in all operating rooms as soon after use as possible. - Maintain cleanliness of equipment and supplies.

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Follows hospital policy and procedures for selected contaminated surgical cases. - Shared responsibility in upholding infection control policy of the department.

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Maintains a daily check on function of equipment. - All Equipment available should be in proper working order, i.e., batteries, light bulbs, hoses, tourniquets, etc.

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Cleans anesthesia work room, all anesthesia machines and work carts. - Uses appropriate solution and follows department's policies and procedures for cleaning.

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Changes all sharps containers weekly and/or as needed. - All sharps will be disposed of according to hospital policies.

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Checks and defrosts refrigerator as needed. - Refrigerator should be cleaned and defrosted once per month.

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Orders anesthesia supplies and equipment. - Maintain replenished supplies at all times.

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Daily orders fluids and medication for next day's use from Pharmacy. - Maintain replenished supplies at all times.

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Arranges for appropriate service representative for needed repairs and service. - All equipment must be maintained in proper working order and preventative maintenance recorded.

  • Keeps Director of Surgical Services and Clinical Coordinator informed of service needs and/or repair needs.

  • * Essential Functions II*

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Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management. -


Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures. -


Other duties as assigned.

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