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10/26/2017
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED



Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 - 3 years in a Perioperative Services Assistant position or anesthesia tech position required.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrate ability to properly place monitor and EKG leads, oximeter, and BP cuff. Demonstrates knowledge of assembly and operations as well as cleaning of Fiberoptic scope.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Current certification from the American Society of Anesthesia Technologist and Technicians (ASA) Certification program or equivalent preferred.



Functional Accountabilities

Anesthesia Related Functions
  1. Assemble, clean and stock anesthesia equipment in assigned anesthetizing locations before and after the operative or diagnostic procedure; able to troubleshoot the anesthesia machine and equipment; set up cardiac and physiologic monitors such as calibrating arterial lines.
  2. Assist the anesthesiologist in establishing, monitoring, intubation, extubation, and arterial cannulation; assist the anesthesiologist by setting up Hotlines, humidified circuits; understand the concepts of Difficult Airway Mangement.
  3. Order supplies for department and ensure that adequate quantities of supplies are available; identify product needs for special orders to department manager.
Equipment Management
  1. Oversee the monitoring and documentation of all anesthesia equipment for safety, quality control, preventative maintenance and cleanliness and ensure the standards of infection control are met.
  2. Fill anesthesia machine of liquid anesthesia agent at the end of each week; replace soda absorber granules at the end of each week or sooner if needed.
  3. Review designated induction room/operating room equipment on a daily basis to ensure function and availability, include stretchers, oxygen tanks, oxygen gauges, and anesthesia monitors, suction devices.
  4. Perform Point of Care Testing (POCT) on all anesthesia related medical devices; report, document and seek repair of malfunctioning anesthesia related equipment.
  5. Report and document POCT results as per Hospital policy to include any variances to Chairman of Anesthesia or his/her designee.
  6. Clean and steriilize largynscope handles, blades, LMA and return them to their proper location.
  7. Responsible for fiberoptic bronchoscopy cart and malignant hyperthermia cart.
  8. Contact hospital supply contractors for major repairs or replacement of anesthesia equipment.
  9. Maintain adequate and up-to-date drug inventory daily and discards out -of-date drug invrntory daily; replenish anesthesia drug supplies daily.
  10. List readings for chemical thermometer and blood warmer thermometer.
  11. Assist anesthesia department with the charges for expensive anesthetic medical devices (i.e. double lumen ETT).
Nursing Support Related Functions
  1. Perform all activities following OSHA guideline and practices; observes aseptic principles.
  2. Assist in between case preparation include sending case carts to SPD, place trash in appropriate containers and location.
  3. Check expiration dates of medication placed in the medication refrigerator, mediprep station, medication cabinet. Returns expired medication to the pharmacy.
Promotes Positive Communication
  1. Report patient/family concern/complaint to charge nurse immediately
  2. Seek assistance from charge nurse or care team member when confronted with an unfamiliar situation or problem.
  3. Obtain equipment, supplies, required services from other departments using appropriate method, tact and diplomacy.
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Self Responsibility
  1. Remain on unit during assigned tour of duty, notify charge nurse when leaving the unit for unit/patient care related errands (e.g., Pharmacy pick-up, assisting patient to inpatient unit, etc.) or assigned breaks.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.