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CHI Saint Joseph Health System: Anesthesia Technician

CHI Saint Joseph Health System

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted December 21, 2021.

OverviewCommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health.

With more than 700 care sites across the U.S.

& from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S.

residents.

Our world needs compassion like never before.

Our communities need caring and our families need protection.

With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.ResponsibilitiesJob Summary / PurposeAssist the anesthesia provider in the acquisition, preparation, and application of the anesthesia equipment and supplies required for the safe administration of anesthesia.

Participate in safe, efficient and cost effective anesthesia care.

Provide support in anesthesia for routine and complex surgical and non-surgical cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient monitoring devices, anesthesia delivery systems, medicines, and supplies before, during, and after anesthesia cases.

Perform certain complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, at the direction of the anesthesia staff.

Inventory of supplies in rooms.

Clean and stock rooms after surgeries.

Verify drugs and supplies are not outdated.

May set-up drips, A-Lines and Central Lines.

Using sterile technique gown and glove to set up lines and assist the anesthesia provider with placement of lines in patient.

Help position the patient for surgery.

Assist provider with intubation.

Assist provider with extubation.

Help provider transport patient to recovery.QualificationsEssential Key Job ResponsibilitiesAcquire and prepare anesthesia equipment and supplies.Inventory, order and/or stock supplies.Clean and stock surgical rooms.Assist anesthesia provider.Participates in the direct services of the Department.Other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)Does Not ApplyRequired Education for Staff Job LevelsHigh School Graduate or GED requiredRequired Licensure and CertificationsBLS certification requiredRequired Minimum Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExperience as an anesthesia technician preferred.

Former experience in respiratory therapy preferred.PREFERRED QualificationsCollege experience Courses in Anatomy, Physiology, and MicrobiologyCertification by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologist (ASAT)