Associate Anesthesia Tech - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2200629
Associate Anesthesia Tech
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus Available
Prepares the Operating Rooms with equipment and supplies to support the daily workload with occasional guidance; assists anesthetists and anesthesiologists, patients and co-workers; tracks and maintains equipment, specialty carts, trays and inventory and participates in the advancement training program.
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) (Required)
Current enrollment in an approved and accredited American Society if Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) program and completion of 325 clinical hours as verified by transcripts, or Associate's degree from an approved and accredited ASATT program. (Required)
Completion of the ASATT National Certification Exam within 6 months of hire
Conducts FDA anesthesia machine check.
Prepares general, MAC, or regional cases.
Consults operating room schedule to determine equipment needs for procedures and prepares operating room for indicated procedure to include setting up and calibrating monitoring equipment.
Assists licensed anesthesia care provider in clinical settings outside the operating rooms, included but not limited to interventional and or/diagnostic radiology, Cath Lab, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery suites, and any other areas as needed.
Functions as a first line of defense in troubleshooting situations involving machines, monitors, and equipment relative to Anesthesia.
Assists Anesthesia Provider during Invasive line placement - arterial, central, PA (knowledge of how to calibrate and troubleshoot).
Maintains inventory of emergency carts - trauma and airway.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology embraces the anesthesia care team approach to patient care, involving anesthesiologists and residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) and anesthesia technicians. The more than 115 CRNAs at Vanderbilt provide anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures, including cardiac, pediatrics, vascular, trauma, neurosurgery, plastics, radiologic, and special procedures. CRNAs administer general, regional and monitored anesthesia care for scheduled and emergency surgical, obstetric, and diagnostic procedures.
Variable Shifts Available
Sign-On Bonus Eligibility Requirements:
The sign on bonus is not applicable to current VUMC staff or former staff who have worked for VUMC in the past two years.
Current enrollment in an approved and accredited American Society if Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) program and completion of 325 clinical hours as verified by transcripts, or Associate's degree from an approved and accredited ASATT program.
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