Certified Anesthesia Tech – Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Relocation Incentive Offered
Prepare the Operating Rooms with equipment and supplies to support the daily workload with occasional guidance; assist anesthetists and anesthesiologists, patients and co-workers; track and maintain equipment, specialty carts, trays and inventory and participates in the advancement training program.
Conducts FDA anesthesia machine check.
Prepares general, MAC, or regional cases.
Consults operating room schedule to determine equipment needs for procedures and prepares operating room for indicated procedure to include setting up and calibrating monitoring equipment.
Assists licensed anesthesia care provider in clinical settings outside the operating rooms, included but not limited to: interventional and or/diagnostic radiology, Cath Lab, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery suites, and any other areas as needed.
Functions as a first line of defense in troubleshooting situations involving machines, monitors, and equipment relative to Anesthesia.
Assists Anesthesia Provider during Invasive line placement - arterial, central, PA (knowledge of how to calibrate and troubleshoot).
Maintains inventory of emergency carts - trauma and airway.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)
6 months of previous patient care experience
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High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
Certified Anesthesia Technician Required
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.
Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Walking: Moving about on foot.
Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.