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White Plains Hospital Anesthesia Technician in WHITE PLAINS, New York

Position Summary

This individual is responsible for the supply and processing needs of the Anesthesia Department and assists in the preparation of the Operating Rooms with necessary equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. This person works collaboratively with the Biomedical Engineering and Respiratory Therapy Departments and is an integral member of the Operating Room team with a commitment to efficiency and to providing safe, high quality care to the surgical patients. He or she performs other responsibilities as requested by the Nurse Manager, RN designee, or Director of Anesthesia or his designee.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:
  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

  • Orders supplies for Anesthesia Department (storeroom items, direct purchases, pharmaceuticals)

  • Restocks all ORs and L&D rooms with anesthesia equipment and supplies

  • Cleans anesthesia machines and carts on a regular or as-needed basis

  • Inventories medications on carts and in Anesthesia office, checks expiration dates, and removes and replaces outdated items

  • Restocks anesthesia supply room and maintains in an orderly environment

  • Oversees and documents scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs of anesthesia equipment.

  • Transports nitrous oxide and oxygen tanks from Receiving Department

  • Transports blood specimens to Laboratory and blood products from Blood Bank to OR

  • Checks ORs between cases and resupplies missing items (IV poles, ether screen holders, suction, arm boards and straps, warming blankets and machines, appropriate furniture, etc)

  • Stocks and organizes OR holding area

  • Assists Nursing Staff with picking next day’s cases, moving equipment and answering phones (3-11 only)

  • Transports tissue and culture specimens to Pathology and Microbiology

  • Utilizes current WPHC Infection Control Policies and Procedures

  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations

  • Identifies malfunctioning equipment and returns to appropriate department

  • Assists anesthesiologists and CRNA’s transport patients to and from the operating room

  • Demonstrates a consistent level of performance

  • Adheres to WPHC policies and procedures including dress code, code of conduct, customer service, attendance and submission of annual physical

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience Requirements

    High School education or equivalency

    Core Competencies

    Ability to act in a professional capacity and serve as a role model Retains composure under stress 100% of the time.

    Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

  • Must be physically able to frequently transport more than 50 lbs and lift patients of all weights with a minimum of one (1) assist or assistive device; perform difficult manipulative, arm – hand steadiness and hand –eye coordination skills; walk and stand for a minimum of 3 hours at a time. Must be physically able to meet all regulatory requirements 100% of the time.

    Primary Population Served

    Check appropriate box(s) below:

  • Neonatal (birth – 28 days)

  • Patients with exceptional communication needs

  • Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)

  • Patients with developmental delays

  • Pediatric (1 – 12 years)

  • Patients at end of life

  • Adolescent (13 – 17 years)

  • Patients under isolation precautions

  • Adult (18 – 64 years)

  • Patients with cultural needs

  • Geriatric (> 65 years)

    ? All populations

  • Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

  • Non-patient care population

    The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.