Surgical Staff Assistant (Anesthesia Tech) - HRMC, Full Time

Health First Melbourne, FL

About the Job

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY\:

To be fully engaged in providing Uncompromised Safety, Superior Quality, Memorable Patient/Customer Experiences, and Financial Stewardship by\: Assisting the Anesthesia and Nursing Personnel in the care of the surgical patient.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES\:

  • Performs a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist in performing procedures for patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics 
  • Performs routine and delegated duties according to all Health First and department policies 
  • Works under the supervision of the Anesthesiologist, registered nurse 
  • Utilizing the OR schedule, prepares OR rooms and other procedure areas where anesthesia is provided with appropriate equipment and supplies 
  • Assembles and assist with the operation of specialized equipment such as humidification units; fiberoptic endoscopic equipment, patient warming devices 
  • Performs daily performance checks and troubleshoots anesthesia machines and equipment to ensure proper functioning prior to patient use, inspects for defects, and schedules repairs 
  • Disinfects and sterilizes anesthesia instruments 
  • Cleans anesthesia machines, monitors and equipment following procedures 
  • Maintain immediate availability to assist in routine and emergency procedures 
  • Anticipates need for invasive monitoring according to daily OR schedule 
  • Maintains an organized environment and supply storage areas 
  • Has knowledge of basic monitoring functions 
  • Assists with surgical room turnover as needed 
  • Assists with positioning patients for surgery as needed 
  • Assists with cleaning and stocking surgical areas as needed

Qualification:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED\: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain. 
  • Organized with a good rapport with surgeons and associates

PHYSICAL DEMANDS\: 

  • Lift up to 40 pounds unassisted 10-12 times per day 
  • Will be in an environment with equipment with mechanical parts, electrical current, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes, radiation, biohazards (airborne or contract exposure to bacterial or viral), housekeeping and/or cleaning agents, explosive chemicals, and flammable, explosive gases.