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Certified Anesthesia Technician - Anesthesiology, Part-time, Days (Winfield,IL)

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Part Time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

The Certified Anesthesia Tech provides perioperative technical and clinical support to members of the anesthesia team in relation to all anesthesia procedures. The Certified Anesthesia Tech works as a member of the surgical team, providing patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider.

  • Understands care needs of age specific populations: neonate to 10 years old through geriatrics 64 years and older.
  • Understands, sets up and assists with emergency, difficult and awake fiberoptic intubations.
  • Prepares patient and assists provider with invasive line placement and monitoring--preps patient and prepares sterile field as well as all equipment/supplies for arterial lines, central venous lines, additional peripheral vascular lines, cardiac catheters, femoral lines, unilateral ventilation and TEE probe management.
  • Supports point of care glucose and blood gas testing including blood draws from patient lines
  • Provides clinical and technical support as needed per members of the anesthesia team as well as for all emergent situations
  • Assists with patient positioning and transfer
  • Prepares, disinfects, and troubleshoots all anesthesia-related equipment, including movement of equipment and supplies to support room turn-over and readiness.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels of supplies and equipment related to anesthesia care.
  • Provides clinical and technical support to anesthesia staff wherever needed in the institution--ICUs, IR, MRI, GI, CT, EP, ED
  • Rotates to meet the needs of the department and hospital, willingness for flexibility and on call coverage is essential. AA/EOE.
  • Serves as a resource for anesthesia to staff in other departments.
  • Supports the orientation of new staff members to the Anesthesia Technician role
  • Attend in-services for continuing education / completion of all on-line education in a timely manner and maintenance of clinical competency.
Required :
  • Basic Life Support Certification prior to or upon hire
  • ASATT Certification or Candidate that has recently completed an Applied Science Anesthesia Technology Degree Program (ATDP) and will sit for certification within 6 months of hire.
  • If Candidate is not certified or has not completed an Applied Science Anesthesia Technology Degree Program the candidate must possess at least 3 to 5 years OR / Anesthesia clinical experience and commit to enroll in an Applied Science Anesthesia Technology Degree Program within 1 year of hire and obtain certification within 6 months of program completion.

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