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Tufts Medicine Anesthesia Technician in Lowell, Massachusetts

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The Anesthesia Technician supports the operating rooms with anesthesia and physiological monitoring equipment in preparation for anesthesia in surgical, obstetric, and diagnostic anesthesia suites. Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of all anesthesia equipment as well as ordering, stocking, distributing, and maintaining inventory of anesthesia supplies.

Hours : Per-Diem

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

  3. One (1) year of related experience in Surgical Services, Operating Room, or PACU.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s degree.

  2. Emergency Medical Technician Certification.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  1. Assists anesthesiologists and or nursing staff with direct patient care duties including but not limited to assisting with patient transfers, preparation of patient equipment, intubations, and regional anesthesia and placement of invasive monitors.

  2. Changes soda-lime containers according to specific guidelines.

  3. Sets up I.V. solutions, arterial lines and equipment for anesthesiologists use.

  4. Orders daily Anesthesia supplies from the storeroom and Pharmacy. Orders special equipment and replaces when needed.

  5. Reports to the Operating Room any malfunctions of equipment; assumes responsibility for service maintenance and records of maintenance, including levels of gases and results of testing OR/PACU.

  6. Checks for operational activity of battery run equipment in Anesthesia.

  7. Conducts weekly inventory to maintain quantity of supplies at established level and prepares orders for appropriate departments.

  8. Participates in infection control through regular cleaning of anesthesia equipment and performs housekeeping duties to keep the anesthesia workroom neat and orderly. Cleans and maintains inhalation equipment, breathing circuits, connecting tubes and adapters.

  9. Assists secretary in performing clerical duties at control desk.

  10. Maintains Anesthesia and Operating Room Library and keeps catalog file up to date.

  11. Conducts routine checks of emergency carts and anesthesia carts; supplies anesthesia carts with scopes, endotracheal equipment and other supplies as indicated.

  12. Checks inventory against established listing pulling outdated drugs or equipment, replacing illegible labels, correcting other deficiencies; notes action taken or needed on listings for Manager’s review and follow up.

  13. Sets up and calibrates invasive monitor transducers.

  14. Operates Glucometer when necessary.

About Lowell General

For more than 125 years, Lowell General has served the Greater Lowell community with pride. We balance the first-rate care of a premier medical center with the warmth of a three-time Magnet®-recognized community hospital. As a member of our team, you’ll join over 3,000 dedicated care providers to offer complete, connected care, when and where patients need it most.

About Tufts Medicine

A healthcare system that works Tufts Medicine is more than a health system — we’re a community that empowers people to live their best lives by reimagining healthcare, advancing knowledge and pioneering discovery. Every team member plays an integral role in realizing our vision of creating the most equitable and frictionless healthcare experience in the world. Here, you’ll join an enthusiastic community that champions your growth and receive generous benefits to support you and your family’s well-being.

Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .