Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Perioperative Technician-Anesthesiology

    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/17/2018 4:14 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing Support
  • Overview

    Full-Time 40hr/ week position, working 9a-7:30p, Monday- Friday with Wednesdays off.


    The Perioperative Technician is responsible for performing a variety of technical and supportive tasks to assist daily clinical operations. This role will also perform routine and delegated duties according to departmental policies.


    1. Completes and oversees all troubleshooting and maintenance of selected OR equipment (e.g., Gas Machines). For repairs outside the scope of the OR, coordinates all repairs with the biomedical team and offsite manufacturers.2. Assists anesthesia with all inventory and equipment needs3. Maintains surgical inventory in general storage areas and workrooms4. Assists clinical staff with transporting patients to PACU, which includes setting up tanks/O2 tubing on transportation cart/patient bed5. Assists in setup and turnover of operating suites (i.e. inventory and equipment) ? IV setup, both adult and pediatric ? Invasive pressure lines and transducers ? Blood warmers ? Heated humidified Circuit ? Other equipment by request ? Checks and supplies suction canister and tubing for use by the Anesthesiology provider. ? Cleans blood or other contaminants from all equipment ? Assists scrub staff with clean up ? Assists OR staff with picking up clean or dropping of dirty case carts ? Assists with general OR room clean up6. Performs arterial blood gas analysis upon request of Anesthesiology provider7. Checks and replaces Baralyme as per Department Guidelines.8. Communicates regularly with OR / anesthesia staff to determine supply and equipment needs for procedures.9. Assists Periop?s Materials Manager with supply chain needs such as ordering and putting away supplies10. Takes specimens to appropriate location/picks up blood products11. Maintains a clean, safe, patient care and workspace environment12. Obtains patient care equipment and supplies from other departments as needed or requested13. Assists supervisor in the development of curriculum to support new technologies training and equipment upgrades and procedures.14. Coordinates equipment upgrades and repairs15. Trains new Periop Techs on daily tasks such as IV preparation, set up and calibration of equipment (e.g., gas machine), supply/inventory management practices, etc. 16. Serves as subject matter expert on the maintenance and function of all anesthesia equipment and gas machines. 17. Assists clinical staff with lifting and positioning patients as needed18. May be required to work overtime, weekends and on-call as necessary


    KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. High school graduate2. Basic understanding of mechanical equipment3. Self-starter who requires little or no supervision4. Personally committed to patient safety and NCH Core Values5. Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/or potential life threatening situations6. Demonstrates promptness and consistency in meeting scheduled work commitments7. Ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks simultaneously8. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with other members of the health care team9. Demonstrates a positive team member attitude when dealing with any hospital departments/employees either on or off duty on at the hospital10. Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure in a stressful environment, and often without relief11. Ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to surgical and anesthesia procedures in order to effectively anticipate inventory and equipment needs 12. Ability to communicate well with patients13. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment14. Intermediate computer knowledge (i.e. outlook and word)15. Previous health care experience desirable 16. Knowledge of supply chain / materials management terminology desirable17. Perform basic math calculations MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to stand, walk, push, pull, kneel, reach overhead and rotate trunk for prolonged periods (8+ hours) and independently lifting 25 lbsAbility to see, hear, stand, walk, speak English, read English. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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