There’s a bright future waiting for you on California’s beautiful Central Coast
California’s breathtaking natural attractions are not the only stars on the Central Coast. Equally impressive are the top-trained medical professionals at Natividad Medical Center, a 172-bed teaching hospital with a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. When you bring your career to Natividad, you'll join a facility that is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco, with the area's only Life-Flight helicopter service and Trauma Center, as well as one of the County’s first Community Level III NICUs.
We are currently seeking a permanent FT Anesthesia Technician to assist the licensed anesthesia provider with special procedures and provide anesthesia support in routine and complex surgical cases.
Example of duties:
Perform direct patient care with direct supervision of the anesthesia providers in routine and emergency situations, such as assisting with arterial lines, central lines, fiber optic intubations and regional blocks
Assist with transport of patients and laboratory specimen as necessary
Prepare and maintain patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery pre, intra and post anesthesia
Document and maintain preventative maintenance and quality records
Perform basic troubleshooting for monitors and equipment and report defective and/or malfunctioning equipment immediately
Clean, organize, disinfect, order/stock and maintain routine anesthesia equipment, supplies and work room
Participate in the requisitioning, storing and issuing of supplies and stocking ensuring outdated supplies are discarded and equipment is in working order at all times
The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the following:
Aseptic and anesthesia techniques and methods used in the assigned specialized area
Various medical supplies, instruments and equipment used in a medical facility and surgical environment
Gowning, scrubbing and gloving procedures
Universal precautions for handling blood and body fluids
Safety practices, including proper body mechanics to move and lift patients
Basic nursing care within the scope of practice for a Certified Nursing Assistant and/or Anesthesia Technician
Methods, procedures and techniques in the decontamination, storage, preparation and sterilization of medical supplies, instruments and equipment
Procedures and medical terminology for the assigned specialized area
Highly desirable qualifications include completion of a two-year approved American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) Program, Anesthesia Technician Certification (Cer.A.T.) and current ACLS and PALS certifications.
PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018, for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled.
Natividad Medical Center (NMC) fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing NMC's customer service program. Customer service relations at NMC recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.