Lead Anesthesia Tech - Bridgeport Hospital

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NEW HAVEN, CT
Jan 2, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

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.

Job entails assisting the anesthesiology staff and Perfusionists within the operating room in order to facilitate patient care. Also entails managing anesthesia technician in their roles and daily operational duties.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

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 and Anesthesia Tech supervisor. 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
  • 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. Compliance Responsibilities: 3.1 Works with coordinators for clinical quality to ensure that all departmental and hospital QI needs are addressed in conjunction with the anesthesia tech supervisor. 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. Clinical Responsibilities: 4.1 Functions at the minimum of a Clinical Tech II in clinical responsibilities.
  • 5. Personal Effectiveness / Accountability: 5.1 Values constructive criticism and modifies behaviors accordingly. 5.2 Follows through consistently on commitments and task closure. 5.3 Adheres to hospital and department policies and procedures. 5.4 Completes online mandatory continuing education training as required. 5.5 Ensures annual PPD is current, and Occupational Health requirements are met. 5.6 Answers telephone identifying self in friendly and courteous manner. 5.7 Attends all scheduled meetings and in-services as directed by supervisor / manager. 5.8 Participates as a team member; contributing to a positive work environment. 5.9 Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to excellent customer service. 5.10 Demonstrates sensitivity to diversity in verbal and non-verbal communication.

Qualifications

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. 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. Employee promotes team work, leads by example demonstrating a positive attitude and consistently meets expectations of perioperative services.


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.Employee is able to rotate day and evening shifts.


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Job Info

Job: 13870

Department: Anesthesia Tech
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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