The duties of the Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia) include but are not limited to: Administratively responsible over all Medical Instrument Technicians as based on departmental needs. Possess an advanced level of knowledge of equipment and supplies required in areas where anesthesia services are performed. Must have strong communication skills, the ability to work independently, and knowledge of the perioperative arena is required for the technician to work at this level. Establishes and maintains each anesthesia station in Operating Rooms (ORs) and non-OR anesthesia areas (NORAs) where anesthesia care is provided. Responsible for preparing and assessing operating rooms to include: setting up the anesthesia machines, breathing circuit apparatus, cardiac monitors, hemodynamic monitors, suction, blood warmers, rapid infusers, medication pumps, and any additional equipment and supplies that are requested or required. Ensures the availability of disposable or reusable equipment and supplies that may be needed in each OR or NORA area prior to the beginning of the scheduled case. Possess an advanced level of experience in performing laboratory tests in the operating room as agreed between Anesthesiology Service and Laboratory Service. Responsible for cleaning in accordance with Infection Control policies for the transmission of disease. Responsible for the inventory and stocking supplies for anesthesia carts, workroom, assigned and back-up OR rooms, etc. Checks and calibrates all equipment for each patient and places in service if functioning properly. Works directly with the faculty, house staff, nurse anesthetists and all students of health care by providing anesthesiology equipment orientation and educational sessions and employing in-depth technical knowledge of anesthesiology equipment. Assists anesthesiologists in placement of pulmonary artery catheters, central venous catheters and arterial lines. This requires significant knowledge of sterile techniques in order to provide sterile hands-on assistance. Provides assistance to anesthesiologists performing regional anesthesia on patients, including the safe restraint and positioning of patients. Performs daily maintenance of equipment and supplies including checking condition of the anesthesia stations, electrical equipment, such as cords, plugs, switches, and various electronic devices. This requires the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and minor repairs. Inspects the waste gas scavenging systems according to the manufacturer's recommendation to insure proper protection for both patients and personnel. Work Schedule: Shift work. Must be able to work evening shifts with night, weekend, and holiday on-call Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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