Anesthesia Technician

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 167186-1A
Date Posted: Apr 27, 2021
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Anesthesia Technician , assists the

Anesthesiologists' and CRNAs' with technical preparation for inducing anesthesia , intubation,

and airway management. Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment used for

administration of anesthesia and other related procedures. The position is fast moving and

covers a large area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

I. Sets-up operating room with required equipment and supplies according to the type of cases and ages of the

patients. Consults with Anesthesiologist or CRNA for specific setup needs as necessary or requested ...

Includes but not limited to Operating Rooms, Radiology, Litho, EP, Radiation Therapy and Endoscopy.

2. Prepares care for the patient by the following:

•Assists anesthesiologists with line placements including central lines, following sterile technique. Calibrates

equipment as required i.e. Transducers and SY02 Cath eters.

• Assists Anesthesiologists and CRNAs with airway management, including set up for airway care, set up of

fiberoptic scope, set up of atomizer and topical so lutions for awake intubation, assists with cricoid rapid sequence.

• Tests, sets-up, maintains sterile technique and processes autologous blood products for infusion.. Package,

and report to Anesthesiologist the volume, estimated blood loss (EBL) and returned processed unit volume

• Set up and prepare Anesthesia machines for latex and malignant hyperthermia cases.

Assists Anesthesiologist by the following:

• Sets up IV so lutions, equipment, cardiac monitors and anesthesia machines. Changes tanks on machines and

line canisters as needed.

• Responsible for cleaning anesthesia machines as well as other anesthesia equipment, after each case. Remove

empty or unused vials, syringes, or medi cation bags (Exception: Federal DEA Schedule V and higher

medications) and di sposes them in appropriate receptac les after each case.

• Takes appropriate used equipment parts to C.S.S. for process ing and sterilization .

• Follows established protocols and uses proper sterile technique in the procedure room environment.

• Orders tanks of gases or other anesthesia supplies as necessary, brings low stock items to the supervisor's attention.

• Supplies and exchanges vaporizers as requested by the Anesthesiologist or CRNA.

• Maintain appropriately stocked red ca1is prior to OR entry

Minimum Qualifications:

Education : High school diploma or equivalent.

Skill s, Knowledge & Abilities:

Ability to prepare and set up equipment for Anesthesia procedures.

Ability to maintain sterile fields, Clean and disinfect anesthesia in struments and equipment.

Ability to perform technical duties in complex clinical situations

Knowledge of medi cal terminology

Ability to use anesthes ia equipment and related suppli es

Knowledge of basic patient care.

Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibiliti es

Abi li ty to set-up, operate and troubl es hoot anesthesia deli very systems,

monitors, and ancillary dev ices.

Ability to assists Anesthesiologist with monitoring, induction, and intubation of patients.

Experience: One year of experience in a patient care environment.


40 hours. During the orien tation and training period which will last approximately 1 year, the schedule will be Monday through F ri da ~

6:00am to 2:30pm.

Upon completation of the training the hours will be 6AM - 2:30PM .  Monday - Friday            On call required--must be able to be ready to work within a half hour from the ini tial call

One weekend  per month is required

Scheduled Hours

40 Hours  Monday - Friday

One weekend per month on call required.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.