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Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Technician in Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Job ID: 118747

Job Responsibilities:

  • Appropriately stocks the carts and surgical suites with the required supplies as outlined on the anesthesia surgical suite stock par list.

  • Assist with difficult airway management by assisting with equipment needs from the providers.

  • Assists in the delivery of blood samples to the lab and retrieval of blood products.

  • Assists with lines and specialty room set-ups.

  • Disassembles, decontaminates and sterilizes anesthesia equipment and supplies. Report equipment problems to the management team.

  • Performs Point of Care (POCT) testing procedures, after an initial approved competency has been completed.

  • Effectively communicates with anesthesia and operating room staff to assure daily operating room assignments are prioritized at the start of each shift. Remains accessible in operating rooms at all times.

  • Efficiently transports all anesthesia related equipment and supplies to and from outside of Operating Rooms off-site locations.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records and checks status of orders and equipment

  • Maintains an adequate supply of all stock items in work room and keeps the work room clean and in an orderly condition.

  • Maintains anesthesia supplies by establishing inventory levels; requisitioning supplies; restocking supply

  • Maintains equipment by preparing, testing, and setting up a variety of anesthetic equipment for surgical use; troubleshooting equipment for problems or repairs; performing preventative maintenance and routine cleaning.

  • Participates in turning over rooms assuring minimal downtime between cases.

  • Retrieves and appropriately distributes the equipment necessary to prepare a patient for anesthesia. This includes specialty equipment for invasive lines and monitoring, difficult airway, and pediatric procedures.

  • Retrieves, carries, and appropriately distributes necessary medications to the Anesthesiologist, CRNA, or AA for the preparation or care of a patient for anesthesia.

  • Supports the anesthesia provider by setting up IV's

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Certifications:

  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within new hire period.

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year experience working directly in a clinical environment or successful completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program or similar healthcare-related training program.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended periods walking, standing, lifting and carrying equipment (usually not over 20 lbs.).

  • Capable of pushing and maneuvering equipment weighing up to 150 pounds. May be exposed to bodily fluids.

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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