Anesthesia Technologist

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Valley Health System
Published
January 16, 2020
Location
Winchester, Virginia
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Anesthesia Technologist

Allied Health Winchester, Virginia Anesthesiology - 207080 Full-Time

Description

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

Performs a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's) in performing anesthesia procedures for patients ranging from infants to geriatric. The Anesthesia Technologist is a professional who works under the supervision of an Anesthesiologist or CRNA to facilitate safe and effective anesthesia, ensures that the environment is safe, that needed equipment functions properly, and that anesthesia is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. This individual possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, anesthesia procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Certified Anesthesia Technologists are integral members of the anesthesia patient care team. Their role is to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation, and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. In this role, they contribute to safe, efficient, and cost-effective anesthesia care. They provide support in anesthesia for routine and complex surgical cases. They provide this service by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during, and after anesthesia. Depending on individual expertise and training, their tasks may include equipment maintenance and servicing such as cleaning, sterilization, assembling, calibrating and testing, troubleshooting, requisitioning and recording of inspections and maintenance. They may operate a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic equipment used to monitor, evaluate, and manage the patient undergoing anesthesia. Appropriately trained individuals may perform inspection, maintenance of inventories, and service records. They may also provide support with pressure monitoring, auto-transfusion, and laboratory functions such a point-of-care testing (POCT). They should be capable of a level of self-direction and supervision that is commensurate with their training.

What You Will Bring:

Education
High School Diploma or GED required
Graduation from a program approved by the American Association of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists (ASATT) strongly preferred

Experience
2 years - Healthcare/Medical required
Previous anesthesia experience required

Certification & Licensures
Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) or Certified Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.) required, or obtain within 18 months of hire
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - required*.
ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within one (1) year of hire.
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Ability to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation, and application of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia required
Ability to prepare and maintain patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems before, during, and after anesthesia required

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.

EOE

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification
Non-exempt

Grade
114

Physical Demands
20 A Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Patient Care Tech.

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About aspindle

aspindle Valley Health is a nonprofit organization serving the healthcare needs of people in and around an area known as the Top of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Valley Health was incorporated November 4, 1994, after Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH), in Front Royal, had partnered to serve the region. Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health now operates six hospitals: WMC, WMH, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Woodstock, VA, Page Memorial Hospital (PMH) in Luray, VA, Hampshire Memorial Hospital (HMH) in Romney, WV, and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV. Valley Health has a combined 594 licensed inpatient beds and 166 long-term care beds. The system is supported by more than 5,300 employees, and a medical staff of over 500. Valley Health had 30,000 inpatient admissions in 2012 and more than 140,000 emergency room visits. Total outpatient encounters numbered approximately 800,000. Over 2,600 babies were delivered at Valley Health hospitals in 2012. The Valley Health family of services includes: •Winchester Medical Center •Warren Memorial Hospital (Front Royal, VA) •Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (Woodstock, VA) •Hampshire Memorial Hospital (Romney, WV) •Page Memorial Hospital (Luray, VA) •War Memorial Hospital (Berkeley Springs, WV) •Valley Regional Enterprises, Inc.(Valley Home Care, Valley Medical Transport, Valley Pharmacy) •Surgi-Center of Winchester •Urgent Care (Winchester, VA; Front Royal, VA; Martinsburg, WV)

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