Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Anesthesia Technician Job Description

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Anesthesia technician provides the operating room staff, surgeons, and anesthesia personnel with the necessary supplies and equipment for the surgical procedures.

Anesthesia Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Clean, sterilize, test, and calibrate anesthesia equipment
Check if the anesthesia depth is suitable for operation
Clean, sterilize, disinfect, stock, order and maintain routine anesthesia equipment and supplies
Restocks and sets up anesthesia equipment in the Surgical and Labor/Delivery suites, including restocking items used by Anesthesiologist
Washes and disinfects anesthesia equipment including tubes, nasal airways, stethoscope, face masks and intubation equipment
Coordinates the timely repair and maintenance of anesthesia equipment
Assists in room turnover by procuring and assembling anesthesia equipment and supplies for each anesthesia care based upon the type of case and the preference of the professionals who will be delivering the anesthesia care
Acquires anesthesia equipment and supplies for surgical procedures and workroom
Keep records of equipment inspections
May transport patients to surgery, explaining procedures to patients

Anesthesia Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Anesthesia Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ASATT, HCA, MA, CPR, HCP, BCLS

Education for Anesthesia Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the anesthesia technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, Technology, Associates, Graduate, Medical, Veterinary Technology, Healthcare, Science, Department of Education

Skills for Anesthesia Technician

Desired skills for anesthesia technician include:

Medical terminology
Location
Anesthesia equipment
Operation
Aseptic techniques and infection control policies
Calibration
Maintenance of anesthesia equipment and supplies
Operating room procedures
Epidurals
Human growth and development

Desired experience for anesthesia technician includes:

Perform tasks during and after the surgery
Monitor the patient's physical status before administering anesthesia
After anesthesia administration, keep a track of the patient's vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and other aspects
Ensure that the airway is clear for proper air flow from in and out of the patient's body
Transfer the patient to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for further care
Prepare operating rooms and equipment for anesthesia

Anesthesia Technician Examples

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Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anesthesia technician. 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 technician
  • Responsible for set up, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment, including life support
  • Use appropriate techniques and follow anesthesia technician guidelines
  • Maintains anesthesia supplies and drugs by establishing inventory levels
  • Maintains equipment by preparing, testing, and setting up a variety of anesthetic equipment for surgical use
  • Coordinate plans with identified anesthesia supply and equipment personnel to ensure supplies and equipment are available for anesthetic procedures
  • Increase or decrease supply levels as warranted by usage
  • Receive and inspect all orders for damages, defects, shortages, and out-of-date materials and makes any necessary corrections
  • Initiate purchase requisitions in accordance with the purchasing guidelines
  • Follow through on receipt of items ordered and notify appropriate personnel of back-orders or substitute products
  • Check and maintain appropriate supply of O2, N2O, air, helium, and nitrogen for surgery
Qualifications for anesthesia technician
  • Follow the established purchasing guidelines for sending equipment out for repair
  • Secure loaner equipment as replacement per instructions of Department Director, Manager, or anesthesia physician
  • Maintain files and record for all anesthesia orders and equipment sent out for repair
  • Troubleshoot problems relating to availability or working condition of equipment or supplies
  • Running TEG's
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required
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Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of anesthesia technician. 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 technician
  • Cleans, sterilizes and sets up all anesthesia equipment
  • Assists in the preparation of scheduled, emergent and urgent surgical procedures involving anesthesia care providers by ensuring necessary equipment and supplies are available, in working order & in proper location
  • Maintenance of Equipment – Maintains an efficient level of anesthesia equipment, , spinal nerve block and epidural sets with an assortment of cannulas, endotracheal tubes, masks, oral and nasal airways, ample drugs, EKG pads and strippers, and all other equipment which are essential to start the day’s surgical schedule
  • Provide safe, efficient and cost effective support in anesthesia for all surgical cases ranging from infants to geriatrics
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, ventilators and monitors
  • Prepare and set intravenous (IV) lines
  • Calibrate and record the anesthesia monitors for accuracy
  • Changes breathing tubing between cases, empties trash bins and changes suction canisters and tubing
  • Assembles and maintains standardized procedure kits for blocks, central lines, arterial line, blood product infusions and fiber optic scopes
  • Maintains adequate par-levels for non-stock supplies and communicates any shortages to the Surgical Materials Specialist
Qualifications for anesthesia technician
  • Assists as needed with placement of pressure lines and blood patch procedures
  • Ensure all faxes and other communications between the RC, the lead node, and the data management centers adhere to federal regulations
  • Maintains full knowledge of HIPAA regulations
  • Previous anesthesia technician experience preferred
  • Equipment Sanitation
  • At least one year work experience in a direct patient care capacity or in central materials services sterilizing equipment
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Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an anesthesia technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for anesthesia technician
  • Ensures timely fill-up of anesthesia carts and room turnover
  • PCA Accounting
  • Laryngoscope collection, distribution, and clean up
  • Cleans and maintains emergency carts (airway, epidural, trauma, peds, L&D & specialty)
  • Assists the Anesthesiologist in providing care to the patient by giving assistance to the Anesthesiologist as requested, ordering, stocking and cleaning Anesthesia areas, in the surgical Services and Labor and Deliver departments, overseeing of drugs and solutions, other assigned duties in Surgical Services
  • Under the direction of the Anesthesiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Perioperative Director, Manager, or R.N
  • Performs cleaning duties, stocks supplies and drugs used in the department
  • Insures that minor equipment is functional, assists in set up of pressure transducer bags, massive blood & fluid warmers, and provides first line repair of hemodynamic monitors and anesthesia delivery systems
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow direction from anesthesia provider and assist with preparation of patient, including applying monitoring equipment, assist with anesthesia procedures, patient positioning, and transport
  • Demonstrates successful communication skills with anesthesia providers and O.R
Qualifications for anesthesia technician
  • Experience in a clinical position in an operating room environment
  • Previous anesthesia tech experience preferred
  • Of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the
  • Basic life support (BCLS) certification
  • Minimum of 1 year current Operating Room experience
  • High school graduate and six months to one year of previous experience as an Anesthesia Technician
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Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of anesthesia technician. 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 technician
  • Responds quickly and calmly in emergency situations
  • Supports the anesthesia provider by setting up IV's, central venous lines and arterial lines
  • Responsible for care and maintenance of anesthesia supplies and equipment n surgery area
  • Consult Operating Room schedule to determine supply and equipment needs for procedures
  • 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
  • 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
  • May provide verbal and written feedback of interviewees and peers as appropriate and as indicated by supervisor
  • May serve as an instructor/facilitator of educational in-services for other anesthesia technicians
  • May act as role model for orientation and training of anesthesia technicians and other health care team members
  • May assume anesthesia technician charge role in managing daily work schedule of anesthesia technicians and directing care to provide an efficient and safe environment
Qualifications for anesthesia technician
  • Knowledge of medical/surgical and/or anesthetic terminology
  • Must be able to work independently with good organizational skills
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Must be able to work in urgent/stressful situations
  • Must be able to see well and read in dim light
  • Maintain patient safety
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Anesthesia Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an anesthesia technician. 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 technician
  • Assists the Anesthesiologist with evaluation and monitoring of the patients during the perioperative phase
  • Assists in sterile or Isolation areas
  • Assists in radiology departments where anesthesia is administered, MRI, ERCP, and Gastro
  • Participates in “call” rotation for continuous Perioperative Support Technologists (PST) at night, on weekends, and holidays
  • Other Anesthesia Technician duties as assigned
  • Inspects and orders perfusion and anesthesia supplies according to departmental guidelines on a daily basis
  • Helps with the application of blood pressure cuff, cardiac monitor leads and pulse oximeter
  • Sets up intravenous solutions, blood warmers , as well all equipment required to administer local/general anesthesia as needed for the surgical procedure
  • Changes tanks and soda lime canisters on anesthesia machine
  • Coordinates deliveries and receives inventory of equipment and supplies
Qualifications for anesthesia technician
  • Some college with a background in the life science, medicine or related field
  • Demonstrated procedural area experience preferred
  • Healthcare education preferred
  • Anesthesia technician experience preferred
  • Two years previous medical experience preferred
  • High school graduate or an equivalent combination of education and experience

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