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.
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
Functions as a first line of defense in troubleshooting situations involving machines, monitors, and equipment relative to
Assists Anesthesia Provider during Invasive line placement - arterial, central, PA (knowledge of how to calibrate and
Maintains inventory of emergency carts - trauma and airway.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) (Required)
Current enrollment in an approved and accredited American Society of 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
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.
FT Variable Shifts Available
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The Associate Anesthesia Technician must have and maintain the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) National Certification Exam within 180 days of your hire date. Upon successfully obtaining the ASATT certification, you will transition into a Certified Anesthesia Tech role within the organization. If you do not achieve your ASATT certification, you may apply for and secure another position, for which you are fully qualified or your employment will end.
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