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Jordan Hospital Anesthesia Technician in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Clean anesthesia machines, monitors, equipment and carts between cases according to established infection control and prevention standards

  • Changes anesthesia circuit, reestablishes clean, safe environment for next surgical patient

  • Knowledge of care, preparation, isolation and cleaning of flexible intubating scopes and glidescopes

  • Functions as a role model and works collaboratively with anesthesia providers to anticipate needs of daily schedule and to ensure an efficient and safe environment

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all members of the healthcare team, both departmentally and interdepartmentally

  • Consistently demonstrate commitment to Core Values and must have exemplary attendance record

  • Manage all inventory par levels and demonstrates proficient computer skills to enter electronic materials management orders daily

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to the anesthesia procedures in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the anesthesia providers

  • Organize and maintain anesthesia work room to enable all Anesthesia personnel to find items easily

  • Prepare equipment and supplies needed to administer anesthesia.

  • Prepare anesthesia carts in all anesthesia administration areas (OR, OB, Endo, etc.) daily

  • Evaluate and maintain par levels of anesthesia supplies and equipment daily

  • Prepare and deliver IVs hourly to the holding area according to OR schedule

  • Assist with maintaining procedural areas in clean, neat, orderly condition

  • Assist anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists with preparation for induction of general or spinal anesthesia

  • May apply cardiac monitor leads and blood pressure cuff on patients in the O.R.

  • Help transport patients and move or position them for anesthesia or surgery

  • Ensure routine maintenance and daily electrical safety checks on machines

  • Maintain routine specialty carts in readiness at all times (malignant hyperthermia cart, difficult airway and pediatric cart, nerve block cart)

  • Maintain established par levels of anesthesia supplies on specialty carts

  • Prepare supplies and equipment for special lines and procedures

  • Assist with delivery of stat specimens to the lab or pathology

  • Perform errands to other hospital departments within the scope of the anesthesia department

  • Retrieve blood or blood products from the blood bank as directed

  • Assist with disposal of trash and soiled linen appropriately

  • Clean storage cabinets and carts in a timely basis

  • Return equipment to proper storage area when not in use

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Experience/Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Possesses organization and planning skills

  • Ability to concentrate and prioritize in distracting environment and during potential life threatening situations

  • Ability to work at a quick pace with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a surgical services environment

  • Ability to learn and retain basic technical knowledge of procedures

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality is required

    Education Required

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of surgical procedures

  • Excellent Computer skills (Materials Management, ORM, email and order entry)


  • BLS required

  • EMT, C.N.A, M.A. certification/license or equivalent required

  • Anesthesia Certification/Surgical Technologist or Central Sterilization Technician preferred