Supervisor of Anesthesia Techs

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New Haven, CT
Nov 20, 2018

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Summary:
Job entails assisting the anesthesiology staff and Perfusionists within the operating room in order to facilitate patient care. Also entails managing anesthesia technician services.
Responsibilities:
  • 1. Administrative Responsibilities:
    1.1 Coordinates all aspects of anesthesia technician services including assisting with staffing, training, regulatory compliance and research in conjunction with the CRNA manager.
    1.2 Assists new employees in the adjustment and departmental orientation process. Completes orientation process for new employees, participates in 6 month evaluation for all new employees.
    1.3 Works with medical and administrative supervisors in reviewing applications, interviewing and hiring of candidates. Coordinate interviewing process/selection of new staff.
    1.4 Ensures compliance with all YNHH policies and procedures.
    1.5 Maintains KRONOS time cards and scheduler according to hospital standards.
  • 2. Operational Responsibilities
    2.1 Coordinates schedules for staff and assures coverage balancing departmental needs with PTO requests and CME requirements.
    2.2 Assists with staffing plan and personnel allocations of staff to ensure departmental needs are met.
    2.3 Assists in implementing and maintaining programs to increase work flow productivity.
    2.4 Coordinates educational in-services on health system initiatives to promote patient safety.
    2.5 Monitors workroom stock, supplies and specialty ordering:
    2.6 Works with supply assistance to monitor and maintain inventory
    2.7 Completes and signs the receipt of ordered inventory.
    2.8 Ensures JACHO standards are maintained in all areas according to hospital policy.
  • 3. Educational & Training Responsibilities
    3.1 Works with coordinators for clinical quality to ensure that all departmental and hospital QI needs are addressed.
    3.2 Participates in department and/or section educational conferences.
    3.3 Ensure staff competency and compliance with HIPAA, CME, regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • 4. Employee Evaluations
    4.1 Participates in employee evaluations and performance reviews for direct reports.
    4.2 Responsible for reviewing employee files and ensuring the files are up to date and meet the current hospital standards.
  • 5. Clinical Responsibilities:
    5.1 Functions at the minimum of a Clinical Tech II in clinical responsibilities.
  • 6. Personal Effectiveness / Accountability:
    6.1 Values constructive criticism and modifies behaviors accordingly.
    6.2 Follows through consistently on commitments and task closure.
    6.3 Adheres to hospital and department policies and procedures.
    6.4 Completes online mandatory continuing education training as required.
    6.5 Ensures annual PPD is current, and Occupational Health requirements are met.
    6.6 Answers telephone identifying self in friendly and courteous manner.
    6.7 Attends all scheduled meetings and in-services as directed by supervisor / manager.
    6.8 Participates as a team member; contributing to a positive work environment.
    6.9 Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to excellent customer service.
    6.10 Demonstrates sensitivity to diversity in verbal and non-verbal communication.
    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, prefer Associates degree in Biological Sciences. Factory approved training in basic trouble shooting for anesthesia machines, physiologic monitors, blood gas machines, rapid infusers.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Internal: Minimum of Twelve months experience as an anesthesia technician II or equivalent health care experience. Experience as a charge anesthesia technician preferred.
    External: CPR Certification, ASATT Certification preferred.

    LICENSURE:

    CPR certification

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Employee must exhibit excellent communication skills. Individual must be able to tolerate high stress areas of work. Knowledge of seven step cleaning and decontamination techniques are highly desired. Basic computer skills are required to perform daily tasks in OR applications to include email, RFID equipment tracking system and Epic status board. Individual is expected to achieve competence in all required skills after completion of department training program, including passing departmental competencies. Employee must possess good interpersonal skills in order to participate as a member of the Perioperative Support staff.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Individual is expected to provide technical assistance and direct support to anesthesia care team. Recognizes monitoring equipment malfunctions and engages Biomedical Engineering to correct. An anesthesia technician assembles processes and calibrates equipment and safety devices. An anesthesia technician supervisor is responsible for daily operations and will report issues to the CRNA manager in a timely manner.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Demonstrates understanding by responding appropriately to cardiac arrest codes and other emergencies. Identifies and resolves problems accurately and independently. Prioritizes responsibilities throughout shift, working in collaboration with and supervising other staff. Must possess the ability to function in a stressful environment with diversified staff, along with competing priorities to complete assigned tasks.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    The working environment is a high stress area. The ability to perform tasks of physical endurance and dexterity as required. Individual must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds, using consistent use of proper body mechanics. All duties require pushing, pulling lifting, bending and standing. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Exposure to biohazards and handling of bodily fluids. Must possess good communication skills and the ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2471

    Department: Anesthesia Tech
    Category: Mgmt/leadership
    Hours: 40.00

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