Ann Arbor, MI
Job posting number: #7069837
Posted: September 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary
The Department of Anesthesiology has an exciting opportunity for an Anesthesia Technician to assist the Anesthesiologist in a variety of settings. Anesthesia Technicians are members of the perioperative care team invested in minimizing pain for persons undergoing procedures. This dynamic role is suitable for the following individuals with: previous Anesthesia Technician experience, medical setting experience, at least a high school diploma, and motivated to be trained in a fast paced health care setting. The role includes schedule flexibility and call requirements.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Equipment & Procedural Support:
Support of procedures by assisting in the preparation, maintenance and set up of patient equipment before, during, and after anesthesia care.
Includes set-up and operation of anesthesia equipment: fluid warmers, warm-air blankets, rapid infuser devices and cell savers. Gather supplies and assists in the placement of arterial lines, central lines, and epidural catheters. Set-up the Transesophageal Echo Monitoring.
Samples, Checks and Patient transport:
Run laboratory tests on blood samples.
Perform QC checks on assigned testing devices.
Assist anesthesia staff in the transportation.
Quickly respond to pages and provide requested service.
Additional duties as assigned.
Supply and workroom management:
Keep assigned workroom area neat and orderly, stocking supplies as they arrive in the workroom. Stock anesthesia carts throughout shift, assuring cart availability. Attend in-service education offerings on new equipment and devices.
Trouble shoot anesthesia equipment by performing a series of diagnostic tests. Transport anesthesia equipment and supply carts to off-site locations. Provide monitoring devices, oxygen tank, and any other necessary equipment for critically ill patient transportation. Survey rooms at the beginning of each shift to determine if necessary equipment is present and in working order, medical supplies are stocked to PAR, and patient suction is present and working. Make periodic sweeps of areas in the hospital that may have anesthesia equipment and return equipment to its proper location.
This position involves a full range of physical activities: continuous walking, standing for extended periods, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting and crouching.