MUHA EC41 - Anesthesia Technician I - Nights

  • 548014
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Executive Medical Director - Anesthesia Services
  • Business Operations
  • Full Time

Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 3 - 13 hour shifts on weekend nights

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: The Anesthesia Technician reports to the Anesthesia Technician Supervisor. Under limited supervision, the Anesthesia Technician assists licensed anesthesia providers in the preparation and maintenance of patient monitoring devices and Anesthesia delivery systems. The Anesthesia Technician assists in the acquisition, preparation, assembly, and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. This role performs a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist attending anesthesiologists, residents and CRNAs in performing anesthetic procedures for patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics.

Minimum Training and Education:  High school diploma or equivalent and one year of direct patient care experience, or in a healthcare facility; or supply experience in a healthcare setting or work experience with medical equipment/supplies; or two years of college coursework in biology, physiology, anatomy or related scientific field; or an Associate degree; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Anesthesia technician experience preferred. Compliance in maintaining BLS and any other annual competencies is mandatory. Failure to abide by MUHA policies are subject to disciplinary action, including termination. Basic Life Support required within 2 weeks of hire. Thereafter, must maintain a Current Basic Life Support (BLS), either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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