Job Description

Anesthesia Aide

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Surgery Manager in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Anesthesia Aide will perform functions to assist with surgical case flow and efficiency within the operating room environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school graduate or G.E.D. required.

Three years medical related experience preferred - Operating room related experience desirable.

BLS required and must be obtained within 60 days of employment.

Clerical ability to answer phones, use applicable computer programs associated with duties (May include but not limited to: AllScripts, Meditech, Word, Excel).

ORGANIZATION

This position reports to the Surgery Manager. Supervision received from the Anesthesia Care Provider and O.R. Charge Nurse.

POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

 Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: __Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) __Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above) __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X_All ages (birth & above) __No direct clinical contact with patients 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Please check the appropriate health and safety requirements:

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Exposure to blood and/or body fluids

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Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Pharmaceuticals

Repetitive bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, 25 lbs to equivalent of associate's weight

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Minimal bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, 0-25 lbs

Moderate bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, 10-25 lbs

Continual standing

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Continual sitting

Sporadic keyboarding, sitting, standing

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Utilization of personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, gowns, boots, etc)

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Continual keyboarding

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Able to perform duties in a self-directed fashion.

  • In conjunction with Clinical Engineering (Bio-Med) is responsible for maintaining anesthesia equipment needed for patient care within the surgical suite and Pre-Anesthesia Care Area.

  • Supplies anesthesia equipment and non-narcotic drugs to the operating rooms.

  • Stocks and delivers non-controlled medications in the operating rooms.

  • Removes and restocks equipment between procedures and properly cleans, disinfects and sterilizes per hospital procedure.

  • Cleans all surfaces of anesthesia machines and carts between procedures.

  • Maintains department stock levels of gas tanks.

  • Maintains orderliness of anesthesia work or storage rooms.

  • Acts as a resource on anesthesia equipment, supplies and maintenance.

  • Assist with peripheral nerve blocks.

  • Transports patients as needed.

  • Enters all OR case charges.

  • Assist with requisition entry.

  • Maintains / manages inventory that is special ordered.

  • Supports purchase requisitions for equipment / special ordering.

  • Able to schedule procedures.

  • Runs reports and pulls data as indicated.

  • Understands the new product request process and supports product conversions as needed.

  • Maintains visibility in the OR area at all times and communicates with OR Staff when leaving the department.

  • Safety is a self-responsibility. Know the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Perform job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plan your actions to promote safety. Report any unsafe situation/equipment according to hospital procedure.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49660
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