Anesthesia Tech

Nemours Foundation Orlando, FL
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Nemours is seeking a Anesthesia Technician FULL-TIME, Monday- Friday, 1100A - 700P plus weekend/holiday call. to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida

Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.

The anesthesia technician serves as an integral member of the anesthesia patient care team. She/he assists the licensed anesthesia providers in various settings, performing duties under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and /or Registered Nurse. This position provides support for surgical/procedural cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia. The anesthesia tech performs first level maintenance on anesthesia equipment. Cleans, disinfects, sends for sterilization, stocks, orders and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies. The position performs as an

unlicensed, trained, assertive person and completes technical duties as they pertain to anesthesia support.

Job Duties

* Completes beginning of, end of case and/or between case turn over in an efficient manner. Cleans and maintains equipment (anesthesia machine, monitoring devices, transport monitors, cell salvage equipment, blood warmers/infusion pumps, central line cart, etc.)

* Operates blood gas analyzer according to manufacturer recommendation and guidelines.

* Calibrates and maintains the point-of-care testing equipment. Processes blood samples for arterial blood gas studies and clotting times. Documents the data and completes the quality assurance measures.

* Assists with difficult intubations, providing necessary cart, equipment and support

* Assists with invasive line preparation and monitoring

* Anticipates the needs for additional equipment, supplies and/or instruments by assessing specific patient and

* anesthesiologist needs, utilizing critical thinking skills.

* Assists the anesthesiologist in the transport of the lines and cables during movement/transport of the patient. Returns

* any OR transport monitoring equipment

* Assists as needed with the pre-op transportation of the patient and initial positioning on the OR table and securing the

* safety strap. Ensures availability of oxygen and transport monitors.

* Rotates, stores, and orders supplies for efficient operation of department

* Retrieves needed blood and blood products from the blood bank.

* Correctly handles and ensures appropriate labeling of blood specimens prior to transport to lab.

Job Requirements

* High School Diploma required

* BLS required upon hire

* ACLS/PALS preferred

National certification as CER.A.T. or CER.A.T.T. from the

American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and

Technicians preferred

* Minimum of 1 year Prior experience in an ambulatory or acute care hospital in Surgical or Perioperative Services

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.