Anes Crit Care Technologist
Company: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Anes Crit Care Technologist Requisition #: 197008
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Nursing Support/Patient Care
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Oct. 28, 2019
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Under the direct supervision of a Supervisor assists Anesthesia
Providers (anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists) in preparing
and performing a variety of anesthesia preparations and procedures
in the operating rooms and in remote anesthetizing locations. Acts
as a member of the Anesthesia team by preparing the patient/machine
interface for the delivery of anesthesia and the management of the
patient during surgery. Assists in the sterile and aseptic
preparation of the patient for the placement of pulmonary artery,
central venous and, arterial and venous monitoring lines. Maintains
all anesthesia equipment before, during and after the operative
procedure. Obtains physiologic samples for analysis, obtains
physiologic readings by using invasive monitors and provides data
to the anesthesia team responsible for the Critical Care Management
of the patient during the surgical process. Prepares all equipment
to be used in the operative care of the anesthetized patient and
performs all duties as outlined in the Departmental guideline
manual. Maintain all anesthesia equipment, instruments and supplies
before, during, and after the operative procedure. Provide prompt,
courteous customer support, including but not limited to the
dependable diagnosis of simple equipment failures and malfunctions
and support hospital intubation program (within and outside the
operating rooms). Supports OR team by participating in
emergency/code situations. These duties are performed at the
direction of the Anesthesiologist, Nurse Anesthetist staff (CRNA),
Anesthesia OR Manager, or Lead Technician.
Is proficient in the application of all anesthesia preparations and
procedures in the operating room setting and in remote
anesthetizing locations. Is proficient in troubleshooting
anesthesia equipment failures as a first responder.
Is proficient in caring for different age patients and is aware of
the special needs of these patient populations. Is proficient in
setting up anesthesia equipment, monitoring, and rapid blood
delivery devices, for intra-operative and post-operative use. Draws
samples for laboratory analysis and prepares non- narcotic
medications used for anesthesia delivery.
Assists Anesthesia Providers in performing the most technical of
anesthesia preparations for procedures in all anesthetizing
locations. Supports the operation of anesthesia by preparing,
maintaining, cleaning, and when possible repairing equipment used
during the anesthetic course. Works independently and participates
in the on-call rotation to support emergency O.R. cases, cardiac
and transplant cases. Participates in the training/orientation of
new staff members as Critical Care Technicians and Anesthesia
Position requires the ability to teach and apply the following:
Proficiency in life support techniques and theory,
electrocardiograms, airway support devices, peripheral line access
devices, pressure waveforms, and cardiac output measurement
Knowledge of physiologic monitoring devices and techniques
Proficient in the use of sterile and aseptic technique
Understands medical terminology as attained through allied health
or medical training, or completion of medical terminology
Proficient in patient care procedures related to administration of
anesthesia and care of the anesthetized patient
Knowledge to interpret physiologic monitoring parameters during the
application of these devices.
Competent in using all ancillary equipment used in the operative
care of the anesthetized patient and performs all duties as
outlined in the Departmental guideline manual and obtained through
Proficient in life support techniques and theory, such as
electrocardiogram, airway and peripheral line access devices
Proficient in the operation of physiologic monitoring devices, as
attained through work experience.
Proficient in of aseptic technique
Requires knowledge of medical terminology as attained through
college level anatomy & physiology course or completion of medical
BLS required and/or will be completed within 1-3 months of hire
ACLS required and/or will be completed within 1-3 months of
Requires a minimum of an Associate Degree in an allied health or
life science discipline. Experience beyond the work experience
requirement may be substituted for the degree on a 2 years of
experience for 1 year of education basis i.e. 4 years under the one
of the following conditions below:
High school diploma with consistent proficient performance (""Meets
Expectations"" or better) as a JHH Certified Critical Care
Technician II for 24 months.
High school diploma with successful completion of a medical
technician program and 24 months of experience in an operating
room, ICU or critical care setting.
One year minimum of employment in a hospital operating room
Evening, Full time (40 hours)
2:00 pm-10:30 pm
Weekend work required
JHH Anesthesia Delivery sites
Set up and operation of physiologic monitoring equipment as per
Troubleshooting equipment failures
Interpreting and communicating abnormal waveforms present on vital
sign monitors and laboratory results
Organizing and summarizing information
Assists the physician or CRNA in the care and management of the
Anticipating physician needs during routine and emergency
Using a computer to input and obtain data.
Requires effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to
establish working relationships with co-workers and physicians and
other health care personnel that optimize patient care.
Ability to work independently and under stressful conditions.
Ability to understand and utilize decontamination techniques such
as pasteurization, glutaraldehyde, ethylene oxide, steam
sterilization, and gamma radiation.
Understands basic and proper mechanical function of anesthesia
circuits and machines and similar equipment as it relates to
patient care in the operating room.
Ability to mentor and precept new employees and junior staff.
Required Licensure, Certification:
Position requires maintenance of certification as a Technologist by
the American Association of Anesthesia Technologists and
Technicians (ASATT). Must obtain certification within 6 months of
hire; exception will be made if there are any delays from
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials,
radiation, and pharmacological agents with little or no harm if
personal protection equipment is utilized.
Work requires standing, bending and/or walking for extended periods
Work requires assisting operating room team in lifting, positioning
and transporting patients.
Work requires moving wheelchairs, beds and various anesthesia
equipment in support of the anesthesia team/patient.
Work requires lifting at least 20 pounds.
Push and pull to move heavy equipment from one location to
Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform
delegated patient care procedures.
Work may require contact with aggressive and/or combative
Position requires adherence to work availability and unit
scheduling requirements. This may include, but is not limited to
availability status, mandatory overtime, on-call rotation and shift
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Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Patients are the focus of everything we do at The Johns Hopkins
Hospital. From our beginnings in 1889 to the opening of our most
advanced patient facilities in 2012, our mission to advance patient
care, education, and research, continues to change the course of
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