At Stony Brook Medicine, an Anesthesia Technician is a valuable member of our team, who assist the Anesthesiology Team by assuring all supplies and equipment are available, clean and/or sterile, and functioning properly. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence and adhering to all federal, state and local regulatory standards.
Duties of an Anesthesia Technician may include but are not limited to: Anesthesia Technician may include but are not limited to: Provides support for procedures by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia. Set up, calibrate, operate and maintain monitoring and anesthesia equipment in advance of procedure start time. Prepare airway equipment and suction set up. Set up blood warmer, rapid infuser and transducers as requested. Set up and run cell saver machine for intra-operative blood salvage under clinical direction. Apply noninvasive monitors on the patient (including pulse oximetry, EKG, blood pressure cuff, BIS monitor, nerve stimulator). Set up warming blanket apparatus and adjust in accordance with the instructions to regulate proper temperature. Assist in all off-site locations as required: transport equipment, room set up and clean up. Participate in room turnover team to maintain efficiency in a clean, safe environment.
Assist the Anesthesiology Team in the transport of patients in and out of the procedure suites. Assist in patient positioning for anesthesia procedures as directed. Demonstrates knowledge of airway management protocols, including trans-tracheal intubations, fiberoptic scopes, LMAs. Assist the Anesthesiology Team in the transport of patients in and out of the procedure suites. Assist in patient positioning for anesthesia procedures as directed. Demonstrates knowledge of airway management protocols, including trans-tracheal intubations, fiberoptic scopes, LMAs. Assists during difficult intubations. Assists during difficult intubations. Inspect and perform basic maintenance on all equipment used within the department. Ensure and maintain the sterility and cleanliness of specialized equipment through adherence to hospital policy and procedures related to infection control and safety. Management of departmental supplies, including monitoring for outdated items and par levels.
Participate in Anesthesia CQI Team to improve the efficiency of patient care and equipment management in the operating room.
Provide instruction to staff and student Technicians on anesthesia equipment and procedures.
Anesthesia Technician I: Two years of healthcare experience in a clinical setting. Minimum of three professional letters of reference from clinical supervisors.
Anesthesia Technician II: Minimum education level is a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration/major/specialization in Anesthesia technology from an ASATT accredited program. Minimum of one year of documented clinical training in Anesthesia technology in an ASATT accredited program. A minimum of three professional letters of recommendation from clinical supervisor or clinical program faculty will be required.
Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients' lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island's premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region's only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County's only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.
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