Current permanent VA and other federal employees should apply CBST-11091840-21-HAC. This position is located in the Anesthesiology Care Line. The incumbent(s) are responsible for assisting anesthesia staff, residents, and nurse anesthetist in preparing and monitoring of surgical patients in the operating room. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS. KSAs MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFER BACK TO IT OFTEN WHEN WRITING YOUR RESUME. Performing assays as needed and preparing, calibrating and connecting monitor equipment to surgical patients; Calibrating, maintaining, and recording quality control data from point of care devices; Installing, preparing, calibrating, maintaining, and modifying electronic and mechanical equipment used for anesthesia induction and maintenance; Preparing anesthesia equipment appropriately for contaminated cases including infections such as MRSA, pseudomonas and HIV; Setting up for invasive monitoring (i.e. A-line, PA catheter), and other special procedures; Cleaning anesthesia machines with appropriate germicide; Cleaning all surfaces, equipment, and supplies as needed; Completing room turnover; Attaching and checking suction canister and tubing and ensuring its readiness; Setting up and configuring room according to approved guidelines; Assisting anesthesia providers with placement of a-lines, central lines, regional anesthetics, etc.; Providing anesthesia provider support; Performing stocking duties; Coordinating restocking duties; Troubleshooting equipment and monitoring problems, placing work order repairs; Performing blood gas analysis (blood pH, pCO2, and pCO2), hematocrit measurement, sodium and potassium determinations; Ensuring that the OR blood gas lab complies with and meets the College of American Pathology requirements; Prepares and stocks anesthesia machines, anesthesia carts, local, spinal, caudal, epidural nerve block trays, and Swan-Ganz trays; Responsible for ventilators, CO2 canisters, vaporizers, electrocardiographs, O2 analyzer, electronic physiological monitors for recording blood pressure, pulse, temperature, infrared nitrous oxide analyzer, inhalation anesthetic analyzer, end-tidal CO2 analyzer, Swan-Ganz catheters, cardiac output computers and other newer electronic monitoring devices used in the operating room; Maintains constant inventory of medications, intravenous solutions, inhalation anesthetic agents and many other expendable supplies; Must be familiar with the function of operative modes of anesthesia equipment and able to detect common types of malfunctions; Responsible for cleaning and sterilizing reusable equipment; Coordinate planned utility shutdown with anesthesia service, nursing, and engineering so that patients are not jeopardized; Coordinate new equipment installations and maintains equipment repair records and ensure timely repair of equipment using spreadsheet and data based software programs; Responsible for suction apparatus, hypothermia blanket and setting up invasive monitoring; and Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: TBD by department needs, on-call overnights/weekends/holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not require
Internal Number: 598946400
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