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Anesthesia Tech II
Kaiser Permanente | Clackamas, Oregon
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Job Description

Participates w/ the Health Care Team in delivering quality health care to patients in a manner which reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision, & values while supporting the Labor Management Partnership (LMP) principles & practice. Participates in creating a high-performance culture based on a joint decision making process. Provides support & assistance to the patient & Health Care team to promote population-based care, continuity of care, customer satisfaction, & self-care. Demonstrates strong interpersonal & communication skills w/ a caring, courteous, flexible, supportive, respectful, open minded, appreciative attitude that is committed to a team environment. Assumes timely duties in assisting anesthesia providers by performing specific responsibilities as they relate to preparation & maintenance of equipment & supplies needed for the delivery of anesthesia care thus permitting more time for the anesthesia provider to be directly involved in patient care.
 
Essential Functions:
Practice standards of performance. Overall Job Accountabilities & Responsibilities: Self motivated, seeks supervision/consultation or refers to another resource when unable to perform safely, effectively or w/in role. Assist w/, set-up, & operate rapid infuser. Demonstrates positive interaction w/ the public, employees, supervisors & clinicians/providers in accordance w/ Organizational Behavior Guidelines & unit norms. Presents a professional appearance & calming approach w/ patients & staff, demonstrates honest & ethical behavior. Handles patient & employee information w/ appropriate sensitivity & safeguarding to ensure confidentiality & right to privacy; uphold HIPPA standards. Uses effective communication skills to minimize conflict &/or address difficult situations. Consistently demonstrates & incorporates principles of safety & infection control into daily activities as outlined in organization policies/procedures. Actively participates in safety & infection control program & activities as outlined as identified by specific program policies/procedures. Complies w/ Kaiser's Time Keeping Policy to accurately reflect productive time worked. Reports to work as scheduled & on time (per unit norms & policies), time away from work is approved & taken in accordance w/ established system policies. Demonstrates reliability & excellent attendance. Monitors & takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences. Returns promptly from breaks & schedules then to provide appropriate coverage. Restricts personal business to non-patient care areas duringbreak times. Responds to OR/PACU/SPU Code 99.
Supplies & equipment daily routine: Monitors & maintains anesthesia machines & related equipment, including calibration & cleaning according to manufacturer's recommendation & department/hospital policy. Assemble & organize equipment as needed by the anesthesia staff provider. Maintain adequate workroom & anesthesia machine supply inventory through ordering & stocking from general stores, purchasing & pharmacy. Keep the anesthesia workroom neat, clean, & orderly. Decontaminate & clean supplies & equipment according to pre-established routines. Performs routine preventive maintenance checks on all equipment, respirators, laryngoscopes, & blood pressure cuffs. These duties are to be carried out between cases & at the beginning & end of the day. Handles & disposes of contaminated equipment following established protocols. Checks soda lime canisters daily & changes soda lime as necessary. Tags & processes any equipment needing repairs. Researches,  stablishes, & maintains inventory of special supplies purchased by the Anesthesia Department. Performs & records Nitrous testing on all anesthesia machines. Check & replace O2 tanks, Nitrous tanks & air tanks. Perform V I-STAT or similar equipment & Glucometer calibrations as needed by site. Perform tasks as requested by anesthesia on I-Stat, Glucometer. Assists w/ regional blocks & lines as requested. Set up & operate rapid infusor. Performs any other specific tasks as assigned. Wipes down anesthesia equipment, BP cuff, leads, etc. at turnover of each case.
Support & Educational Activities: Attends & constructively participates in scheduled department in- service programs & staff meetings. Demonstrates awareness of new information posted in the department communication notebook. Participates in continuing education. Promotes age specific & culturally sensitive care across the surgical continuum providing customer satisfaction. Supports & participates in the orientation experience of new employees & students.
Special Assignments & projects: Completes special projects & assignments as directed by the Chief Anesthetist &/or their designated representative in order to meet the operational needs of the department. Assist anesthesia personnel in set-up of arterial or central lines. Assist in set-up & operate cell saver devices. Performs daily QI on all machines related to anesthesia & result reporting.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Qualifications: Knowledge of hospital & clinic settings w/ OR knowledge preferred. Ability to comprehend & carry out hospital policies & procedures. Ability to work in stressful situations & respond rapidly to requests.
Participates w/ the Health Care Team in delivering quality health care to patients in a manner which reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision, & values while supporting the Labor Management Partnership (LMP) principles & practice. Participates in creating a high-performance culture based on a joint decision making process. Provides support & assistance to the patient & Health Care team to promote population-based care, continuity of care, customer satisfaction, & self-care. Demonstrates strong interpersonal & communication skills w/ a caring, courteous, flexible, supportive, respectful, open minded, appreciative attitude that is committed to a team environment. Assumes timely duties in assisting anesthesia providers by performing specific responsibilities as they relate to preparation & maintenance of equipment & supplies needed for the delivery of anesthesia care thus permitting more time for the anesthesia provider to be directly involved in patient care.
 
Essential Functions:
Practice standards of performance. Overall Job Accountabilities & Responsibilities: Self motivated, seeks supervision/consultation or refers to another resource when unable to perform safely, effectively or w/in role. Assist w/, set-up, & operate rapid infuser. Demonstrates positive interaction w/ the public, employees, supervisors & clinicians/providers in accordance w/ Organizational Behavior Guidelines & unit norms. Presents a professional appearance & calming approach w/ patients & staff, demonstrates honest & ethical behavior. Handles patient & employee information w/ appropriate sensitivity & safeguarding to ensure confidentiality & right to privacy; uphold HIPPA standards. Uses effective communication skills to minimize conflict &/or address difficult situations. Consistently demonstrates & incorporates principles of safety & infection control into daily activities as outlined in organization policies/procedures. Actively participates in safety & infection control program & activities as outlined as identified by specific program policies/procedures. Complies w/ Kaiser's Time Keeping Policy to accurately reflect productive time worked. Reports to work as scheduled & on time (per unit norms & policies), time away from work is approved & taken in accordance w/ established system policies. Demonstrates reliability & excellent attendance. Monitors & takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences. Returns promptly from breaks & schedules then to provide appropriate coverage. Restricts personal business to non-patient care areas duringbreak times. Responds to OR/PACU/SPU Code 99.
Supplies & equipment daily routine: Monitors & maintains anesthesia machines & related equipment, including calibration & cleaning according to manufacturer's recommendation & department/hospital policy. Assemble & organize equipment as needed by the anesthesia staff provider. Maintain adequate workroom & anesthesia machine supply inventory through ordering & stocking from general stores, purchasing & pharmacy. Keep the anesthesia workroom neat, clean, & orderly. Decontaminate & clean supplies & equipment according to pre-established routines. Performs routine preventive maintenance checks on all equipment, respirators, laryngoscopes, & blood pressure cuffs. These duties are to be carried out between cases & at the beginning & end of the day. Handles & disposes of contaminated equipment following established protocols. Checks soda lime canisters daily & changes soda lime as necessary. Tags & processes any equipment needing repairs. Researches,  stablishes, & maintains inventory of special supplies purchased by the Anesthesia Department. Performs & records Nitrous testing on all anesthesia machines. Check & replace O2 tanks, Nitrous tanks & air tanks. Perform V I-STAT or similar equipment & Glucometer calibrations as needed by site. Perform tasks as requested by anesthesia on I-Stat, Glucometer. Assists w/ regional blocks & lines as requested. Set up & operate rapid infusor. Performs any other specific tasks as assigned. Wipes down anesthesia equipment, BP cuff, leads, etc. at turnover of each case.
Support & Educational Activities: Attends & constructively participates in scheduled department in- service programs & staff meetings. Demonstrates awareness of new information posted in the department communication notebook. Participates in continuing education. Promotes age specific & culturally sensitive care across the surgical continuum providing customer satisfaction. Supports & participates in the orientation experience of new employees & students.
Special Assignments & projects: Completes special projects & assignments as directed by the Chief Anesthetist &/or their designated representative in order to meet the operational needs of the department. Assist anesthesia personnel in set-up of arterial or central lines. Assist in set-up & operate cell saver devices. Performs daily QI on all machines related to anesthesia & result reporting.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Qualifications: Knowledge of hospital & clinic settings w/ OR knowledge preferred. Ability to comprehend & carry out hospital policies & procedures. Ability to work in stressful situations & respond rapidly to requests.

Qualifications

All successful Anesthesia Tech candidates will be cross trained in the cardiovascular OR (CVOR) and, once trained, will be expected to participate in the on-call rotation for the cardiac service.

 

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician.
Education
High school graduate.
License, Certification, Registration
ASATT certification required upon hire/transfer.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
 
Additional Requirements:
Able to cover call and/or work weekend shifts.


Preferred Qualifications:
Two (2) - three (3) years of anesthesia tech experience.
Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Basic hygiene concepts.
Good body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
Independent worker able to prioritize activities and work quickly, self motivated.
Knowledge and understanding of sterile technique.
Good listening skills.

All successful Anesthesia Tech candidates will be cross trained in the cardiovascular OR (CVOR) and, once trained, will be expected to participate in the on-call rotation for the cardiac service.

 

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum two (2) years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician.
Education
High school graduate.
License, Certification, Registration
ASATT certification required upon hire/transfer.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
 
Additional Requirements:
Able to cover call and/or work weekend shifts.


Preferred Qualifications:
Two (2) - three (3) years of anesthesia tech experience.
Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Basic hygiene concepts.
Good body mechanics and safe lifting techniques.
Independent worker able to prioritize activities and work quickly, self motivated.
Knowledge and understanding of sterile technique.
Good listening skills.

About Kaiser Permanente

Company Description

Serving approximately 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan.

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Our Northern California Region provides integrated health care services to approximately 3.2 million members. Approximately 4,400 physicians of The Permanente Medical Group provide services at 20 medical centers and numerous medical offices.

Company History

Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan, serving more than 8.6 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif. It comprises:

  1.   • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries

  • The Permanente Medical Groups.

At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Kaiser Permanente’s creation resulted from the challenge of providing Americans medical care during the Great Depression and World War II, when most people could not afford to go to a doctor. Among the innovations it has brought to U.S. health care are:

  • prepaid health plans, which spread the cost to make it more affordable

  • physician group practice to maximize their abilities to care for patients

  • a focus on preventing illness as much as on caring for the sick

  • an organized delivery system, putting as many services as possible under one roof

Mission & Values

As a health care organization in the 21st century, we have a mission--to provide quality care for our members and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of our communities.

Working Here

When you bring your career to Kaiser Permanente, the work you do directly affects the health of millions. From the business people who shape our policies, to the IT professionals enabling life-saving data, to the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, everyone here has a role to play in the care continuum. Knowing you have a place in that process and witnessing the outcome of the work you do is empowering. It gives you a cause to stand behind. And it makes you feel proud of the work you do every day. When people witness the impact of their contributions, they excel. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Hiring Information

The first step in beginning your career search is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications. Once you find a position you are interested in, register for an account and provide your information for consideration online.

Benefits

As an employee, you are eligible for benefits according to your full-time/part-time status and the number of hours scheduled to work per week. Benefits may vary based on your Kaiser Permanente region, position, scheduled hours, and representation by collective bargaining or employee groups, but generally include:

  • generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave

  • medical care (including prescriptions), vision, mental health, and dental care

  • disability and life insurance coverage

  • educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement

  • employee assistance programs

  • health care, dependent care, and transit spending account options

  • retirement plans

In addition, we believe in recognizing stellar performance and sponsor a variety of programs designed to reward our skilled, innovative, caring, and committed staff.

In short, at Kaiser Permanente, we understand that there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy members. We take pride in the compassion and dedication of our employees and find many ways to reward their hard work. In return, our employees take pride in being a part of a collaborative, professional team focused on quality, service, and care.

Honors & Awards

Kaiser Permanente of Northern California has earned an "Excellent" rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-the nation's leading reviewer of health plan quality for consumers and employers. Excellent is the top rating granted by NCQA, which reviews satisfaction surveys, preventive measures, physician credentialing, member services and improvement initiatives.*

Both our Northern and Southern California regions were the only health plans in California identified by the NCQA in its list of the best health care programs in the Pacific States. (NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2003)

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredits all Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in California.

For the seventh straight year, no other health plan has earned higher ratings from the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative on more measures than Kaiser Permanente. The annual ratings measure clinical quality and member satisfaction. (CCHRI Report on Quality 2003)

Our Northern California region received more three-star "Excellent" ratings than any other health plan surveyed by California's Office of the Patient Advocate on California's Quality of Care Report Card 2003-04.

* Commercial HMO and Medicare-contracted product lines: April 2003.