Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Anesthesia Tech Job Description

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Anesthesia tech provides support for procedures by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia.

Anesthesia Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective anesthesia tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included anesthesia tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Cleans and maintains all anesthesia equipment
Delivers and registers non-controlled and controlled medications IV Solutions and sets in the automated med-station for direct dispensing by Anesthesia, following departmental procedure, security and accountability practices
Disassemble, decontaminate and sterilize anesthesia equipment and supplies
Cleans and sterilizes surgical instruments according to OR policy/procedure as needed and applying knowledge of sterile technique
Maintains current knowledge base of technical aspect of Anesthesia equipment and materials
Maintains par levels, and inventories
Appropriately prioritizes responsibilities
Facilitates OR efficiency by timely room turnover of anesthesia supplies (replacing all disposables, stocking of anesthesia carts
During times of alternative staffing, (sick calls, vacations ), work is prioritized to assure all customer needs are met
Coordinates evaluation of new equipment and supplies with anesthesia providers

Anesthesia Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Anesthesia Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, ASATT, EKG, AHA

Education for Anesthesia Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the anesthesia tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Associates, Technology, Graduate, Supervision, Medical, Healthcare, Pathology, Technical, Anesthesiology

Skills for Anesthesia Tech

Desired skills for anesthesia tech include:

Anatomy
Where all supplies are kept and is able to retrieve and store accordingly
Anesthesia department procedures
Anesthesia equipment
Principles of asepsis
Sterile technique
Physiology and medical terminology
Commonly used concepts
Microsoft Office
Practices

Desired experience for anesthesia tech includes:

Must be able push/pull up to 500 lbs
Must be able to exercise judgment and work efficiently and competently with minimal supervision
Graduate of an ASATT approved program in anesthesia technology with an AS degree, OR a minimum of two (2) years' experience as a Certified Anesthesia technician, OR a minimum of three (3) years' experience as an anesthesia technician with recent ASATT certification
Basic computer ability required
Must be able to wear appropriate PPE (mask, goggles, gloves, hat, gown)
Must be able to work with caustic cleaning solutions

Anesthesia Tech Examples

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Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an anesthesia tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for anesthesia tech
  • Anticipates and assembles sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment for each scheduled procedure within scope of competency
  • Responds efficiently to anesthesia work station turn over and cleanup between cases, at the end of the day, and PRN
  • Remains alert to any additional anesthesia needs while surgical procedures are in progress and responds appropriately
  • One year EMT, CNA or PCT experience required or graduate of a National Anesthesia Tech school required
  • CNA, EMT or PCT certification required
  • On the job training and course attendance may be provided through our anesthesia vendor to achieve competency in areas related to machine monitoring function and maintenance
  • Experience in the role of Anesthesia Technician, preferred
  • Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant /PCT in an operating room or similar setting, preferred
  • Facilitates the optimal flow and efficiency of the OR Schedule by using systems developed by the Materials Coordinator, for the timely ordering and receiving of supplies and equipment for cases
  • In collaboration with Chief of Anesthesia and OR Materials Management Coordinators to establish, monitors and revise the PAR levels
Qualifications for anesthesia tech
  • Able to demonstrate manual dexterity and mechanical ability
  • Valid BLS Provider Card
  • Must be able to work with caustic cleaning solutions.Must be able to stand or walk continuously
  • Must have good manual dexterity and mechanical ability including ability to lift 45 lbs
  • Certification as anesthesia technician preferred
  • Possess manual dexterity to manipulate technical patient care equipment
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Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an anesthesia tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for anesthesia tech
  • Responds to all patient emergencies including Code 99 and obtaining the Anesthesiologist or CRNA with needed medications or supplies
  • Maintains the cleanliness of anesthesia machines, standardized anesthesia carts, epidural carts, located in the OR, Birthing Center, Radiology Special Procedures, Lithotrispy, Center for Behavioral Management
  • Gains competence in ultrasound machine
  • Under limited supervision, starts an intravenous line when requested by a licensed anesthesia provider
  • Trains new Tech's, documents their progress and reports results to manager on an ongoing basis
  • Prompt �turn over� O.R
  • Assists Anesthesiologist in preparing patient for anesthesia, including central line set-up and placement
  • Insert radial art line for pressure monitoring and blood gas analysis under an anesthesiologists supervision
  • Draw and process blood samples for blood gas analysis, when requested by an anesthesiologist
  • Documentation supports and meets regulatory requirements
Qualifications for anesthesia tech
  • Anesthesia technician national certification, preferred
  • Certification required within 2 years of employment
  • Certification as anesthesia tech preferred
  • High school education/GED preferred
  • The age and risk factors of the patients served
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anesthesia functions and can assist anesthesia personnel with performing these functions
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Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anesthesia tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for anesthesia tech
  • Ensures appropriate set-up of pediatric and adult heart cases, liver & kidney transplants
  • Moves equipment to and/or from an operative suite in a manner which recognizes the patient's conscious status and the value of the equipment and environment
  • Cleans and restocks the anesthesia carts, operating/procedural rooms, anesthesia machine drawers, to ensure that adequate par levels of items are maintained
  • Ensures OR rooms turnover occurs directly following the procedure and is completed within 15 minutes according to the perioperative policy/procedure guidelines
  • Stocks, maintains and replaces supplies and surgical tools on a daily and as needed basis
  • Delivers proper equipment to specific operating rooms upon request
  • Monitors, tests, and documents specified equipment according to the OR policy procedure
  • Removes malfunctioning equipment, tags immediately and communicates to OR materials coordinator
  • Disinfects anesthetic/OR reusable equipment according to policy/procedure
  • Responds to critical and emergency situations in a calm, efficient manner following direction given by charge nurse or designee
Qualifications for anesthesia tech
  • Capable of performing clerical and receptionist duties in a courteous and cooperative manner
  • Vocational/Technical Degree
  • Ability to lift, bend, push and pull in order to move patients and large equipment
  • American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians Certification, preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in anesthesia technology, cardiovascular monitoring cardiac catheterization or related physiological or cardiovascular specialties, required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a multispecialty inpatient setting
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Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anesthesia tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for anesthesia tech
  • Maintains inventory needs for the Anesthesia department
  • Performs skills and procedures specific to the role proficiently in accordance with unit competencies and procedures
  • Initiates, completes and maintains medical records, physician orders, transcription and departmental logs with accuracy in a timely manner
  • Performs duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Works cooperatively with Anesthesiologist and CRNA in a professional manner, both within the department and throughout the hospital
  • Depending on individual expertise and training, the task of the anesthesia technician, may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning and assembly
  • Maintains sterile supplies within expiration date
  • Completes hospital annual competency checklist which may include
  • Demonstrates speed and timeliness in all duties, particularly in preparation for emergency and trauma procedures
  • Assist in O.R
Qualifications for anesthesia tech
  • Current ASATT Certification
  • Completion of class for Basic Aseptic Technique
  • 1 year perioperative or ICU experience
  • Some college education in a medical field
  • None (Prior work as an anesthesia tech is preferred)
  • High School diploma or GED in compliance with CLIA regulations (required for employees who perform non-waived, moderate complexity testing - iSTAT and Bleeding Time)
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Anesthesia Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anesthesia tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for anesthesia tech
  • Demonstrates dependability and professional behavior, patient confidentiality, and team work with other members of the OR staff
  • Will be included in call rotation with Operating Room Assistants
  • Will complete training and competencies for endo tech duties and assist with functions in that role as needed
  • Maintains necessary records as directed by manager, PT, OT, PTA or COTA
  • Performs peripheral arterial line insertion under the supervision of licensed anesthesia provider
  • Performs peripheral intravenous catheter insertion
  • Completes beginning of, end of case and/or between case turn over in an efficient manner
  • Operates blood gas analyzer according to manufacturer recommendation and guidelines
  • Calibrates and maintains the point-of-care testing equipment
  • Assists with difficult intubations, providing necessary cart, equipment and support
Qualifications for anesthesia tech
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a Cardiac OR and/or Level 1 trauma center
  • Certificate of training for Drager, GE, or other anesthesia delivery systems, if not a graduate of a program
  • High School Diploma or GED and Technical Training, completion of formal program required
  • Graduate of an ASATT approved two-year course of Anesthesia Technician study, preferred
  • Certification as a Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) or Certified Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.), preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred

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