New England Baptist Hospital Anesthesia Tech/Orderly in Dedham, Massachusetts

Anesthesia Tech/Orderly

Location:

Dedham, MA

Category: Nursing Assistant

Department: Surgicare-Dedham - 860000

Position Type: Regular

Shift: Day Shift

Hours Per Week: Full time 40 hours per week

FT/PT/PD: Regular

Position Summary:

The Anesthesia and Operating Room attendant functions as a core member of the Surgical Services team at New England Baptist Surgicare. This individual will work in conjunction with anesthesia, nursing, and surgery, while providing necessary support in the Operating Room. This support includes, but is not limited to, room turnover and setup, patient transport, patient prep, stocking, anesthesia responsibilities and other general functions as assigned.

Principal Duties and Essential Functions:

  1. Anesthesia Responsibilities
  • Responsible for restocking and cleaning equipment

  • Open and close scavenger system

  • Responsible for anesthesia machine drawer, including but not limited to:

  • Fill and turn off vaporizers when necessary;

  • Change soda lime when necessary;

  • Ensure proper connections;

  • Ensure that the O2 and N2O tanks are full

  • Check equipment cart for drugs and equipment and maintain its cleanliness

  • Responsible for the cleanliness of anesthesia monitors and cables

  • Setup electrodes, oxisensor and endotracheal equipment

  • Restock drawers, including changing out anesthesia drug trays, and monitoring equipment

  • Clean cart and machine in each room and setup machines at close of shift

  • Observe for changes in schedule

  • Restock I.V. solution cart, block cart and difficult intubation cart

  • Clean laryngoscope blades and temperature probes, package and deliver to Central Supply Room

  • Keep laryngoscopes bright

  • Report malfunctioning equipment immediately

  • Monitor anesthesia gases and nitrogen tanks in tank room and order anesthesia gases as needed

  • Changes OXYGEN E tanks as needed and keep backups on each stretcher

  • Keep stretchers stocked with variety of O2 masks for patient transport

  • Collaborate with Materials Coordinator to ensure adequate and appropriate anesthesia supplies are available at all times

  1. Operating Room Responsibilities
  • Responsible for checking the OR bed or positioning devices for proper attachments Demonstrate a working knowledge of all tables and positioning devices and attachments

  • Clean all positioning equipment and bed attachments prior to putting away

  • Demonstrate initiative to put away extra equipment when not in use

  • Adhere to standard and resistant organism precautions

  • Wear personal protective attire appropriate for task being performed (i.e., gown, goggles, gloves)

  • Observe for and attend to blood or body fluid spills

  • Work effectively with other staff as a member of the surgical team

  • Respond to intercom calls in a timely manner

  • Assume responsibility for prompt room turnover times

  • Complies with on-call responsibilities

  • Responds within 30 minutes when on-call (unless another time frame is established by the Nursing Coordinator).

  • Assists staff in the PACU or other Surgical Services unit(s), as necessary

  1. Patient Prep
  • Set-up suction, I.V., and endotracheal tube

  • Greet and identify patient

  • Attach monitor leads, oxisensor, and blood pressure cuff

  • Responsible for assisting any anesthesiologist or anesthetist, while:

  • Starting I.V.

  • Inducing endotracheal tube

  • Positioning patient

  • Protecting patient, e.g. eyes, limbs, etc.

  • Holding patient for spinal and epidurals

  • Ventilating patient under supervision of anesthesiologist

  • Assist during emergencies

  • Assists in positioning of patients for surgical procedures

  • Holds extremities for skin prep

  • Delivers PACU stretchers/patient beds to room upon request from primary/associate nurse

  • Assists in transferring the patients from the OR table to the PACU or patient's bed and assists in transferring patients to PACU when necessary

  1. Room Turnover
  • Responsible for room turnovers between cases

  • Cleans monitoring devices and all anesthesia supplies, replaces O2 circuits, setup for next case and ensures stock is sufficient

  • Dispose of soiled linen and replace with clean laundry bag

  • Dispose of trash and re-line buckets with plastic liners

  • Mops floor with a clean mop and disinfectant solution after every case

  • Empties suction canisters in hopper near the decontamination room and discards them in a biohazard trash bag

  • Replaces clean suction canisters and tubing at each suction regulator in the OR

  • Cleans and re-makes OR bed and/or stretcher

  • Wipes all surfaces that have been contaminated by blood, body fluid or other contaminants

Requirements:

Must have at least 1 year of anesthesia tech experience

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