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ANESTHESIA TECH SUPERVISOR
Job Title: ANESTHESIA TECH SUPERVISOR
Job Code: 4004
Job Level: D3
Revised Date: 06/27/2005
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
General Description of the Job Class
Supervise, coordinate and perform a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist attending anesthesiologist, residents and nurse anesthetists in performing anesthetic procedures for patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics. Perform routine and delegated duties according to hospital and departmental policies.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Consult Operating Room schedule to determine supply and equipment needs for procedures; prepare anesthetizing locations for indicated procedure to include setting up and calibrating monitoring devices; troubleshoot anesthesia equipment malfunctions, routing non-functional equipment to the proper department for repair. Assist anesthesia providers using aseptic or sterile technique with non-invasive and invasive patient procedures including peripheral and/or central intravenous and/or arterial line placement; airway management techniques including mask, endotracheal and/or emergency methods; and regional anesthesia techniques.
Assist anesthesia providers with physiological monitoring of patients notifying the anesthesia provider(s) of abnormal changes in vital signs and/or physical appearance of the patient.
Clean anesthesia machines, monitors and equipment following procedures established by Infection Control.
Stock anesthesia supplies in all anesthetizing locations including Ploss carts, fiberoptic carts, emergency airway bags and any other anesthesia supply location.
Coordinate plans with identified anesthesia supply and equipment personnel to ensure supplies and equipment are available for anesthetic procedures. Obtain supplies and equipment as requested by anesthesia provider(s). Assist with patient laboratory tests and results including, but not limited to, ABGs, ACTs and other point of care tests.
Obtain blood products and pharmaceuticals assisting with preparation and delivery.
Maintain immediate availability to assist in routine and emergency procedures.
Act as a resource for anesthesia technicians, anesthesia providers, learners and other health care team members by providing technical guidance and instruction as appropriate.
Serve as an instructor/facilitator of educational inservices for anesthesia technicians.
Act as a role model for orientation and training of anesthesia technicians and other health care team members.
Supervise various personnel duties including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, annual competencies, promotions, transfers and terminations.
Facilitate staff work schedules including paid time off and continuing education, daily assignments and delegation of anesthesia technician charge role as appropriate.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work generally requires two years of college coursework in biology, physiology, anatomy or related scientific field.
Work requires four years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Basic Life Support Provider Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to assume supervisory responsibility for all anesthesia technician personnel.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure in a stressful environment, and often without relief.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to the anesthesia procedure in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the anesthesia provider(s).
Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/or potential life threatening situations. Communicate with patients while helping prepare them for anesthesia to explain procedures, allay fears and elicit patient cooperation. Participate in non-charged calming conversation.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with other members of the health care team.
Physical abilities to complete job duties which including lifting, standing, walking, sitting, ability to push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, reach overhead and rotate truck for prolonged periods.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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